Summary: i bought this item for my son because he is hospital bound. he likes the pictures quality very much the only bad thing about it is the sd card does not stay in the slot, if you are not careful it pops out no matter how you try to make it click in, he has to use paper and tape to hold the card in place, also there is no feature to copy/paste/delete movies. it must be plugged into a desktop to remove files.
Summary: I have used Pandigital tablets and HP Touchpads. This one lies between the two leaning more towards the HP. It works very well like the HP but it looks and feels like the Pandigitals. The HP and Ipad are sleek, more square, light and a pleasure to hold and look at. The Pandigitals are clunky, heavy, sharp edges and toylike in appearance. The ViewSonic is more like this than HP or Ipad like.
Excerpt: I purchased this from Sears, and for the money this tablet is pretty nice. However there are a few flaws that keep it from being perfect. The first flaw is that the O/S out of the box is horrible. You really need to get the over the air update for it to even be considered usable. Doing that is difficult though since the wifi will drop out before it gets the update.
Viewsonic G Android Tablet is ok but still some flaws.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: the Viewsonic G Android Tablet is okay but still has some flaws. The battery is fantastic as it's lasted me all night compared w/ my laptop which needs to be recharged after only a few hours. I love the android 2.2 operating system but setting this tablet up was no easy task. It literally took me quite a long time to set it up and I am not exactly pc illiterate! I can easily find my way around but this was rather difficult.
Excerpt: This device has the potential to be a Ipad killer. At a fraction of the price of an Ipad this device is faster and has the potential to utilize the full android market. This is bleeding edge technology and had a few bugs upon release. There have been a couple major updates to the software to fix many of the bugs though. This device has the potential to be around for a while and is a very good purchase IMO!
Summary: This is 2nd generation tablets and doesn't really have much that a person would want anymore, but if your a techno gear freak like I am, flashing a ROM on to it is awesome, and getting a different things to play with its USB interface is fun. Loading Ubuntu and having a full desktop environment it epic too. The ability to plug in a 64GB flash drive into the side and watch movies = awesome. Or charging a phone on the fly with its full sized usb port = Awesome.
Summary: I bought this tablet a while back when Woot had it on sale for $ 279.99. The viewing angle, although not ideal, has not bothered me, nor has the stock skin. I updated the firmware, and with that being said, my only complaints are that it is sluggish at times and I do get the occassional "hang" every once in a while. All in all though, for a 10" tablet with the Viewsonics specs, you can't go wrong at this price.