Excerpt: For those looking for a budget-friendly alternative to the iPad 2 or other high-end, 10-inch tablets , Viewsonic is offering up the Viewpad 10e for just $279. The 10e joins the company's other budget offering, the Viewpad E70, but bumps up the screen to a 10-inch 1024-by-600 IPS display. Inside you will find a 1GHz Cortex A8 Processor and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via micro SD card.
Summary: Overall for the money the Viewpad is a great device. The screen alone puts the Viewpad ahead of its competitors. You just need to think what you will really do with a tablet like this. Watch videos, listen to music, read books, play games, browse the web and possibly video call people. All of that is achievable with the Viewpad. It would make an ideal cheap tablet to take on holiday, loaded up with films, books, music and games.
Conclusion: On the surface the ViewPad 10e looks to be a bargain, while the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich tantalising. In reality though, this is really a folly for those that like to tinker and have money and time to spare. If it was a powerfully enough machine that with some care and tweaking lavished upon it, could become an amazing machine we would be recommending you go out and do a little "customising" to get a bargain.
Pros: Good design, will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich, cheap
Cons: Sluggish, Not honeycomb, no Android Marketplace