ViewSonic gTablet

Released August, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.2
The G Tablet's form and weight are similar to the iPad.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)
7.4 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the ViewSonic gTablet

Performance

Processing power and speed

gTablet
6.7
iPad 3
8.8
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

gTablet
n.d.
iPad 3
n.d.
IdeaPad K1
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

gTablet
7.0
iPad 3
7.0
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

gTablet
8.4
iPad 3
9.2
Reviews from reviews.cnet.com

7.4

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

gTablet
7.4
iPad 3
8.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the ViewSonic gTablet

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

gTablet
4,021 ms
IdeaPad K1
1,700 ms
iPad 3
1,817 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the ViewSonic gTablet


6.3
It's running Android 2.2 (though you'd never know it from the interface) on top of an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 1GHz of muscle.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating system

The ViewSonic G Tablet ($499 list, $399 street) is the first name-brand tablet we've seen step up to the challenge of adapting Android for a 10-inch screen.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)
The expected Android customizable desktop has been replaced with a large dashboard of utilities, including weather, news, notes, clock, contacts, and calendar.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)
To ViewSonic's credit, the manufacturer went to great lengths to ensure that the Web browser would be worthy of the G Tablet's 10-inch screen, presenting pages in a standard format instead of the mobile format that most Android tablets load by default.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)

Operating System

Instead, ViewSonic deftly works around the issue by providing a link to Handango's online Android app download store.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)
For an Android tablet to truly go head-to-head with the Apple iPad, it needs to offer a comparably large 10-inch screen.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)
You can customize this view to some extent, swapping around the different preinstalled modules-but it's nowhere close to the customized nature of the Android desktop we've come to know.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)

Apps

The geeky stuff is sequestered off on the left side, including a USB host port (for peripherals and thumb drives), microSD card slot, power button, Mini-USB sync port, headphone jack, and power adapter socket, and there are integrated speakers on the left and right sides.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)

Battery

ViewSonic rates the G Tablet's battery life at 8 to 10 hours of mixed use.
by c|net (Dec, 2010)

Wifi

Pandora failed to launch, Qik crashed, Fring let out a burst of crackles, and Yelp couldn't get a lock on our location (due in part to the G Tablet's lack of GPS or Wi-Fi triangulation).
by c|net (Dec, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 117 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDSC
  4. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera None

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 1,360 g
Size 267 x 172 x 13.7 mm
Thickness 13.7 mm
Battery life 10 hour
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