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.
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
iPad 3
1,817 ms
Galaxy Tab 10.1
2,400 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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