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Viewsonic ViewPad 10s review

5.5/10 AVG.
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5.5/10
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The Viewsonic ViewPad 10s currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
10"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck

Aside from a lot of fun, testing the ViewPad 10s also bestowed us with a lot of frustration. Manual deleting of apps from the memory via task manager gets annoying after a while. However, this is not only a problem of the Viewsonic, but of many other Android pads as well. 512 MBs of RAM is quickly f...

- Siegfried Moersch, Notebookcheck
Expert Reviews

Although the dual-core Tegra 2 processor is capable of decoding HD video, you can't watch it in its full glory on the 1,024x600 screen. We did find the ViewPad extremely quick, with snappy transitions between screens. Aside from the larger amount of storage, the ViewPad 10s is essentially almost ide...

- Barry de la Rosa, Expert Reviews
Pocket-lint

The end result is a tablet that only really feels comfortable browsing the web and watching video, and then accepting that crashes are more frequent than they should be in these areas and the screen could be better. For some that might be acceptable, but despite being asked to pay a little more than...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
Techradar

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10s doesn't come across as a tablet catastrophe, but decent internal specs simply can't match up to an experience with cut corners and a lack of optimised software.It doesn't stand up as a budget machine against the likes of the Advent Vega just below it in price or original iP...

- Matthew Bolton, Techradar
CNET

ViewSonic has worked hard to keep the cost of the ViewPad 10s down, by not licensing any of Google's good apps and equipping it with a cut-rate screen. But the company's blown the savings on a plethora of ports that aren't as important as simple, usable software. The 10s is much cheaper than the big...

- Flora Graham, CNET


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Screen Size
10"

The Viewsonic ViewPad 10s's screen size is 10 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra 250 SMP Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery.

ViewPad 10s Specs

Overview
Release date April 13, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 250 SMP Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 1 GHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.9 x 27.6 x 1.4 cm (7.1 x 10.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 730 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Notebookcheck

If you can ignore the minor flaws, the Viewpad 10s is a perfect companion on the go

from Notebookcheck

Aside from a lot of fun, testing the ViewPad 10s also bestowed us with a lot of frustration. Manual deleting of apps from the memory via task manager gets annoying after a while. However, this is not only a problem of the Viewsonic, but of many other Android pads as well. 512 MBs of RAM is quickl...More

Aside from a lot of fun, testing the ViewPad 10s also bestowed us with a lot of frustration. Manual deleting of apps from the memory via task manager gets annoying after a while. However, this is not only a problem of the Viewsonic, but of many other Android pads as well. 512 MBs of RAM is quickly filled. It's comparable with, for example, the latest Windows PC that has to work with a 512 MB RAM in Windows. The "Home" key's positioning and the lateral ports' magnetic cover are also unfavorable.
The capacitive touchscreen responds extremely fast to finger inputs – sometimes even too fast. The image reproduction as well as the viewing angles is acceptable. The display is reflective and occasionally shows more from the surroundings than the display's actual content.
The ViewPad 10s from Viewsonic is an inexpensive entry model at a street price of 299 euros. The 10.1 inch display diagonal is an eye-catcher everywhere – in the train, in the beer garden and even among colleagues. It doesn't always have to be Apple.

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Expert Reviews

A fast and well-built Android tablet, but Advent's Vega is better value.

from Expert Reviews

Although the dual-core Tegra 2 processor is capable of decoding HD video, you can't watch it in its full glory on the 1,024x600 screen. We did find the ViewPad extremely quick, with snappy transitions between screens.

Aside from the larger amount of storage, the ViewPad 10s is essenti...More

Although the dual-core Tegra 2 processor is capable of decoding HD video, you can't watch it in its full glory on the 1,024x600 screen. We did find the ViewPad extremely quick, with snappy transitions between screens.

Aside from the larger amount of storage, the ViewPad 10s is essentially almost identical to the Advent Vega. We don't feel the larger memory card is worth the extra £26, when you can pick up a 16GB MicroSD card for £11, and installing the Market is trickier than on the Vega.

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Pocket-lint

Software build isn't particularly stable and the feel of the tablet in the hand isn’t that good either

from Pocket-lint

The end result is a tablet that only really feels comfortable browsing the web and watching video, and then accepting that crashes are more frequent than they should be in these areas and the screen could be better. For some that might be acceptable, but despite being asked to pay a little more t...More

The end result is a tablet that only really feels comfortable browsing the web and watching video, and then accepting that crashes are more frequent than they should be in these areas and the screen could be better. For some that might be acceptable, but despite being asked to pay a little more than you might elsewhere, there is seemingly little to get excited about. The ViewSonic ViewPad 10s, overall, isn’t particularly stable as a software build and the feel of the tablet in the hand isn’t that good either, making it difficult to recommend.

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Techradar

Decent internal specs simply can't match up to an experience with cut corners and a lack of optimised software

from Techradar

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10s doesn't come across as a tablet catastrophe, but decent internal specs simply can't match up to an experience with cut corners and a lack of optimised software.

It doesn't stand up as a budget machine against the likes of the Advent Vega just below it in price...More

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10s doesn't come across as a tablet catastrophe, but decent internal specs simply can't match up to an experience with cut corners and a lack of optimised software.

It doesn't stand up as a budget machine against the likes of the Advent Vega just below it in price or original iPad just above it (while it lasts), and in terms of overall experience it's just not even fit to gaze upon the iPad 2 or Motorola Xoom

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CNET

It's not cheap enough to justify its lack of standard Android features and poor screen

from CNET

ViewSonic has worked hard to keep the cost of the ViewPad 10s down, by not licensing any of Google's good apps and equipping it with a cut-rate screen. But the company's blown the savings on a plethora of ports that aren't as important as simple, usable software. The 10s is much cheaper than the...More

ViewSonic has worked hard to keep the cost of the ViewPad 10s down, by not licensing any of Google's good apps and equipping it with a cut-rate screen. But the company's blown the savings on a plethora of ports that aren't as important as simple, usable software. The 10s is much cheaper than the big-name Android competition -- the Motorola Xoom, for example, costs £500 -- but it shows. We'd steer clear if we were you.

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PC Pro

Fast, feature-packed and reasonably priced, but the screen is poor and there’s no support for Android Market

from PC Pro

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10S is a sign that Android tablets are improving, and rapidly. Its performance is top-notch, it has great battery life and boasts many features the iPad lacks, not least the USB host, memory card slot and full-sized HDMI output. The price is good, too, and with a 3G version...More

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10S is a sign that Android tablets are improving, and rapidly. Its performance is top-notch, it has great battery life and boasts many features the iPad lacks, not least the USB host, memory card slot and full-sized HDMI output. The price is good, too, and with a 3G version coming in a month for around £50 more, ViewSonic looks to have all the bases covered. Only the app situation and that poor-quality screen keep us from wholeheartedly recommending it.

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