VIZIO 8" Tablet with WiFi

Released September, 2011
  • 8"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.1
The AV remote is an absolutely brilliant addition for the casual coffee tablet/couch buyer, and the 8" screen makes for more content on-screen and larger fonts that both you and grandma can read.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)

Features Key features of the VIZIO 8" Tablet with WiFi

screen resolution

8" Tablet with WiFi
1024 x 768
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
2560 x 1600
Nexus 10
2560 x 1600

memory

8" Tablet with WiFi
0.5 GB
Nexus 10
2 GB

camera resolution

8" Tablet with WiFi
2 MP
Tabeo
0.3 MP
VTAB1008
1 MP

CPU Cores

8" Tablet with WiFi
Single core
Nexus 10 II
Quad core

CPU Frequency

8" Tablet with WiFi
1 GHz
Nexus 10 II
2.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the VIZIO 8" Tablet with WiFi


6.0
Unlike those low end budget tablets, the Vizio tablet has a capacitive multi-touch display rather than a resistive display, and it's got reasonably good viewing angles and brightness.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating System

The Vizio compares very favorably to budget Android tablets running at 800 x 480 (smartphone) resolution.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
Have no fear Android lovers: you can still get to the home screen and its widgets by tapping on the Widget Bar icon in the app launcher, and run third party widgets that you've installed via the Android Market.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
The Vizio tablet is relatively user friendly as Android tablets go, and it has access to the wide range of apps on the Android Market.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)

Operating system

Vizio went with Gingerbread because it afforded them more room for customization (Google still keeps tight reins on Honeycomb), and because there are many more OS 2.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
Though we really like these big Honeycomb tablets along with the iPad 2 because they have cutting edge hardware and an OS that's optimized for tablets, they're not exactly pocketable and they tend to be expensive at $400-$700 for WiFi-only versions.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
The AV remote and IR blaster may well be the Vizio's biggest differentiator from the Android tablet crowd, and with more AV control buttons, they could easily upsell big box shoppers who were considering expensive touch screen remotes.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)

Screen

Flash is certainly very watchable at 480p full screen, and would likely benefit from performance improvements in newer versions of the Flash Player.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
But load some sharp and colorful photos or a 720p video and the screen comes alive.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
That tweak is relatively simple: rather than the home screen being the first thing you see, the app launcher greets you, similar to the iPhone and iPad.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)

Apps

Vizio plans to release a Honeycomb upgrade for their first tablet at some point, and they're also aggressive with firmware updates that improve performance and may add new apps (we've been testing their beta firmware releases on our unit).
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
In our video review, we compare the Vizio to several other popular tablets, examine the custom UI, test Adobe Flash and video playback and check out the AV remote.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
It's a fully Google-approved product, so it comes with the Android Market and all core Google apps including Maps, Navigation, YouTube, Gmail, Email and the web browser.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)

Cpu

The Vizio 8" tablet has a 1GHz single core Marvell Armada CPU with 512 megs of RAM and 4 gigs of internal storage with 2 gigs available.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
That said, the hardware features and specs won't win over geeks who want the fastest CPU, cutting edge display technology and lots of internal storage.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)
But the lesser brand alternatives often have low resolution displays so you see relatively little on screen, and they have slower CPUs.
by MobileTechReview (Aug, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 8"
Technology LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768
PPI 160 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth None
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 4 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats microSDHC
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera None

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support HDMI 1.1
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 535 g
Size 167 x 205.7 x 13 mm
Thickness 13 mm
Battery life 7 hour
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