ViewSonic's VNB101 is a 1.1kg netbook that ultimately fails to satisfy
Good Gear Guide.au
27 September 2010
Summary: If you're looking for a thin and light netbook, ViewSonic's 1.1kg VNB101 does have some merit, but it also has a few drawbacks. You only get two USB 2.0 ports, its SD card slot is located in an awkward position, and its battery life was short of two hours in our tests. It does look decent, though, and it comes with a version of the Linpus Lite operating system pre-installed, in addition to Windows XP.
Pros: Dual-booting (Windows XP and Linpus Lite), touchpad with gesture support, relatively nice design
Cons: Audible cooling fan, only two USB 2.0 ports, awkwardly positioned SD card slot, comparatively short battery life
Summary: The netbook market is so tight, you need some sort of competitive advantage to stand above the crowd. ViewSonic brings a standard netbook with two negatives instead — poor battery life and a bad touchpad.
Pros: Portable, like any netbook, A tiny bit lighter than the norm due to the smaller battery
Excerpt: It would be easy to dismiss ViewSonic's VNB101 as just another netbook. There's little in the specification that stands out, with the usual 1.6GHz Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard disk, Windows XP Home Edition and 10.2in screen. The difference between this netbook and the plethora of similar models is its build quality. While there are a lot of cheap-looking netbooks out there, the NB101 looks more expensive.
Summary: Странное чувство оставил данный нетбук, странное – именно в связи с его производителем. Компания ViewSonic никогда не давала поводов уличить себя в работе спустя рукава, но зачем выкатывать на переполненный рынок откровенную халтуру, пусть и с хорошими задатками, мне лично совершенно не понятно.