Conclusion: If your computing needs are extremely basic—meaning you use a computer only for web-browsing, email, word processing, and other light productivity tasks—the VPC100 should meet your needs. But most people will soon find themselves chafing at its limitations.
Pros: Inexpensive; consumes little power; thin and wall-mountable; built-in DVD burner
Cons: Slow for all but the most basic tasks; tiny hard drive; wired (PS/2!) mouse and keyboard; DVD-decoder software not included
ViewSonic's VPC100 all-in-one PC lacks compelling extras
Good Gear Guide.au
9 November 2009
Summary: Everyone loves a big screen, and that's exactly what ViewSonic's VPC100 all-in-one desktop PC delivers (the screen is 18.5 inches). Unfortunately, to get to that point and hold the price down , ViewSonic has taken a few shortcuts with the system's core functionality. It's not a great performer and it lacks the touch screen and 802.11n Wi-Fi to make up for it.
Pros: Good quality display, comparable performance to rival budget all-in-ones
Cons: No touch screen, No Wireless-N connectivity (only B/G)
Excerpt: Monitor manufacturer ViewSonic is now selling PCs too. This all-in-one nettop, the VPC100, is its first. It's a compact alternative to a full desktop PC for undemanding tasks, such as office work and web browsing, and it has some advantages over netbooks, including ViewSonic's own VNB101. The 18.4in 1,366x768 widescreen display is spacious enough for working in a couple windows simultaneously.