ViewSonic ViewPad 10e

Released February, 2012
  • 9.7"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.3
It's a large-enough screen for personal video viewing, although the smudge-friendly surface filled up with fingerprints quickly.
by c|net (Jun, 2011)
6.4 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e

Performance

Processing power and speed

ViewPad 10e
5.3
Nexus 7
7.2
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

ViewPad 10e
n.d.
Nexus 7
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

ViewPad 10e
6.1
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

ViewPad 10e
7.8
Nexus 7
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and reviews.cnet.com

6.4

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

ViewPad 10e
6.4
Nexus 7
7.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

ViewPad 10e
571
Nexus 7
4,082

Reviews Word on the street for the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e


5.4
It's sturdy, and a bit hefty, yet slim enough to fit into even small bags.

5.0
This in-plane-switching tech improves on standard LCD screens and is what makes top tablet displays so great, and it rarely features in sub-£200 devices.

5.0
While audio played through the device's 3.5mm jack is relatively unremarkable, the tablet's inbuilt speakers pump out sounds far superior to what the £199/$399 price tag would suggest.

Overall

5.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating System

Performance with MP4, an Android staple, is good but dropped frames are clearly noticeable in standard definition Divx files, and other non Android-native formats.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
While the ViewPad 10 hardware has been out since late 2010, our interest was piqued by the recent upgrade from Android 1.6 to Android 2.2.
by c|net (Jun, 2011)
Although the 1Mobile Market might not be as sleekly laid out as the official Android offering, its insistence on offering only free to download content makes it a perfect addition to a device that's key selling point is clearly its sub-£200/$400 price tag.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2012)

Operating system

The Android side felt reasonably fast and responsive, but the Windows 7 side could get sluggish at times.
by c|net (Jun, 2011)
On both the Android and Windows sides, the Wi-Fi antenna repeatedly turned itself off and required frequent troubleshooting to fix.
by c|net (Jun, 2011)
Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)(Shorter bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Jun, 2011)

Screen

Going head-to-head with the directly-comparable iPad 2, the display backlight is a little harsher at maximum brightness and colours are not as rich, but it maintains the excellent viewing angles and good image quality associated with this kind of screen.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
This great screen quality should make the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e a quality video-watching tool, but the performance issue creeps in here too.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
As its name suggests, it features a 10in screen, making it slightly bigger than the 9.7in display of Apple's famous tablet.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Apps

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)(Shorter bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Jun, 2011)
Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds) (Shorter bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Jun, 2011)
ViewSonic is planning its own Ice Cream Sandwich update, but this won't add the currently-missing Google app store and apps, and may not address the performance issue.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Cpu

Sputtering its way through standard task requests, a dated CPU and ill-implemented software ensure that a smooth, pleasant user experience is always just out of reach, with each redeeming quality quickly offset by an equally infuriating stumbling block.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2012)
Moving on to the processor: a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU paired with 512MB of DDR3 RAM shows its age, with commands taking some time to be acknowledged, often causing quite a stuttering fuss when they finally kick into life.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2012)
This is not ViewSonic's fault; it's actually a restriction imposed by Intel on any device that uses its processors.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 9.7"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768
PPI 131 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
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 No

storage

Internal storage 4 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera None

ports

USB support 1 USB
Hdmi support 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 621 g
Size 189.1 x 242.1 x 9.1 mm
Thickness 9.1 mm
Battery life 5.5 hour
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