ViewSonic ViewPad 7e

Released September, 2011
  • 7"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.3
Camera: As much as we’re pleased with ViewSonic for throwing a pair of cameras onto this thing, the results are nowhere close to acceptable.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2011)

Features Key features of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e

screen resolution

ViewPad 7e
800 x 600
Nexus 7
1280 x 800
TouchPad
1024 x 768

memory

ViewPad 7e
0.5 GB
Nexus 7
1 GB

camera resolution

ViewPad 7e
0.3 MP
ViewPad 7x
2 MP

CPU Cores

ViewPad 7e
Single core
Nexus 7
Quad core
TouchPad
Dual core

CPU Frequency

ViewPad 7e
1 GHz
AOC MW0811
0.6 GHz
Nexus 7
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e


3.5
resistive touchscreen – yes folks, you heard that right, it utilizes a RESISTIVE touchscreen!

6.0
The LCD touchscreen has a 500:1 contrast ratio, which looked dim and even hard to see in bright light compared to the much brighter screens used on other tablets.

Overall

5.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e's 7-inch touchscreen also worked reliably - the screen isn't nearly as bright as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but at least finger swipes, gestures, and presses all registered accurately.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
Like every other tablet we've tested, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e will rotate the screen automatically, and for the most part this feature works smoothly.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
Using a third-party micro-to-HDMI cable, you can mirror the ViewPad's display on your HD television to watch movies or even play games on the big screen.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)

Operating System

For just £150 you're getting an Android tablet (albeit one that runs older apps meant for smartphones) with built-in cameras, a slot for adding more memory and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
At the same time, we appreciated that ViewSonic decided to stick with Android only for the ViewPad 7e, as opposed to previous ViewPad models that used Windows and then Android OS in emulation, and the ViewPad 10 that ran Windows 7 and Android simultaneously.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
At £299, the Acer Iconia Tab A100 uses the Android 3.2 operating system meant for tablets, but is similar to the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e in terms of size, handling, processor and capabilities.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)

Apps

ViewScene 3D is essentially a widget screen that shows six panels for weather, calendar, or Flickr picts but no app icons.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
It meant most apps on the ViewPad 7e ran fast and smooth, without any pausing or outright crashes.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
The Amazon App Store is there to provide us some support with third party applications.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2011)

Operating system

Interface and Functionality: Superficially, the ViewPad 7e features a stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience, but seeing that it’s not a “with Google” device, it lacks such useful things like the Android Market, Gmail, and YouTube.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2011)
The Amazon Kindle Fire does a much better job of improving the Android OS.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
One other performance issue tied to the usability of the Android tablet is that when you press the Home button, you see a menu to use the Android home screen or a customer ViewSonic 3D viewer.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)

Camera

The front-facing webcam is only 0.3MP and the rear camera is only MP - both far below the specs of most recent tablets.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
We used the 0.3MP front camera with Google Talk and found the video looked washed out and even a bit blurry in low light conditions.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)
Photos look a bit dim and dull, as though the camera can't capture enough light.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 800 x 600
PPI 142 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 Yes
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
  1. microSD
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 0.3 MP
Rear camera 3 MP

ports

USB support USB 1.1
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 480 g
Size 193 x 137.2 x 15.2 mm
Thickness 15.2 mm
Battery life 5 hour
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