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ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e

Posted: , by John V.



ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Review
Regretfully, battery life is a total wash out with the ViewPad 7e seeing that we’re able to get a little bit over 8 hours of normal usage out of a single charge.


Resisting its $200 price point from getting the best of us, there’s no kidding that it’s undeniably affordable on any budget. However, even though it packs the usefulness of such things like a microHDMI port, microSD card slot, and cameras, it is not a polished product that prides quality above all things. Actually, it is way worse than the Amazon Kindle Fire which comes at the same price or the Nook Color, which is priced at $250. Yes, these may lack some features the ViewPad 7e has, but are way better when it comes to real life usage.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.1
Kernel Version:

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Video Review:


  • Ugly design & cheap feel
  • Ugly, resistive touchscreen
  • Laggy internet experience
  • Weak battery life
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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 05:40 5

1. abaza121 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Oct 2011)

LOL why would u review such an ugly device I think it should take 0.5/10

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 06:22 4

2. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

lol of the year. No pro, only cons.
3,5 isn't too much anyway?

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 21:17

10. evanskylerrr (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

a pro could be that it comes in white. many people dig white. haha.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 07:33 1

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:57 1

4. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

That is horrible!

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:43

5. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Wow. That's pretty horrible.

BTW, why are you guys using a shrunk down pic of a Galaxy Tab 8.9/10.1 in the size comparison and calling it a Tab 7 Plus? The first thing I thought when I saw that pic was, "Holy CRAP that thing is big!"

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:04

6. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

I wonder how much they ask ask for it...

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 21:51

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I got my Playbook for 50 dollars more....lol

Seriously this thing would be great.....in 2006.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 20:33 1

8. cookiemonster435 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)

Maybe my grandma would like it(: just kidding even she knows a quality product when she sees one

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 21:16

9. evanskylerrr (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

unless people are that desperate..

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 13:48 1

11. tabletpatchkid (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

As usually as it happens the bandwagon of crap tagging takes off when someone just comes with a point of view so high in the sky that everything else looks uncivilized. I just got some Viewpads 7e for my wife (which happens to be a database programmer for a major software company) and kids, and they liked a lot. If one wants to hold a 7" wide format tablet in your hand from side to side, then should go to a bionic surgeon and have implanted a larger hand, that way you can hold two. You cannot expect to have in your hand a Mercedes Benz coupe or a MiniCooper if what you have to spend after the mortgage crisis of the last two years is about $150 or less (not $200 or 250) with various extras, much less was the cost during BlackFriday/CyberMonday days at various online and brick-mortar places. If one think the Viewpad is total crap, then that means one has plenty of $400 to $900 to get a flagship tablet and drop it in favor of every new pad that comes up. BTW I have myself a cheap ($70) MID epad/apad which allowed me to play around with the firmware, change and reroot to explore the ins and outs of Android and its Linux kernel. Hybrid-resistive screens are taking over back the market: they allow you to inexpensively use tablets to write like a person, a grown up civilized person, instead of reliving again and again past times of finger painting or even using those crappy rubber boot styli. Forget the keyboard, use a stylus and relearn the joy and craft of handwriting (get a good hw recognizer, there are quite a few good ones out there). That's what tablets and slates were for, to write on, to draw, to create! Ciao.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 13:43

12. simkit (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)

Dont buy one i have two ( six months old ) both have gone wrong, save up for a little longer and buy a IPOD.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 17:03

13. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

I'm so sorry 4 u


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Display7.0 inches, 600 x 800 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM A8 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size7.56 x 5.16 x 0.56 inches
(192 x 131 x 14.1 mm)
15.87 oz  (450 g)

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