Excerpt: ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is an Android 2.2 tablet with a 7-inch WVGA (800x480 pixels) touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera on the back, VGA camera on the front (for video calls), HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, stereo speakers and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Viewsonic ViewPad 7e – ViewSonic’s budget tablet is equipped pretty well – review
8 October 2011
Conclusion: But seriously, judging by the demos, the design is the only problem – I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it performs and holds up in real life use. Until then, however, the ViewPad 7e can easily be recommended as a great budget tablet for those who want to get the most features for the price,...
Viewsonic ViewPad 7x – the world’s first Honeycomb 7 incher is here
3 October 2011
Conclusion: Overall, the ViewPad 7x looks like a winner – it is certainly one of the best 7 inch tablets I’ve seen this year, and it would look great in any home, office or on a car dashboard (as a GPS navigator) – if the price is right, it’s a keeper!
Conclusion: The built-in GPS works well with Google Maps – we could see ourselves using the ViewPad as a large satnav. 32GB of internal storage can be supplemented via microSD. The 600MHz processor falls below our expectations and adds to the feeling that you’re paying a lot for a solid but not ground-breaking...
Conclusion: To wrap up, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and rightly so as it can't really compete with it on any other point. The 7-inch screen is a nice size, but other than that it fails to present the user with a pleasant experience as far as resolution and viewing angles go.
Pros: Phone capabilities, Solid build, Good loud speakers, Android 2.2
Cons: Very bad viewing angles, Placement of 3.5mm headphone jack, No Flash Player 10.1 support, Slow processor
Summary: At $479 (expected to be lower through some outlets), the Viewsonic ViewPad 7 is worth a look for those who crave an inexpensive Android tablet that's easy to tote, especially if you don't want to be locked into a two-year contract.
Excerpt: We knew that ViewSonic was going to pull the covers off another 7-inch tablet at IFA 2011 and that it was going to be a budget device. Markedly different from their slick ViewPad 7x , the 7e is fairly chunky, features a resistive display and runs Gingerbread, or Android 2.3.1 on the device we...