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


Processing power and speed

Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

IdeaPad K1
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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Benchmarks Real world tests of the ViewSonic gTablet

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

4,021 ms
iPad mini 2
1,426 ms
IdeaPad K1
1,700 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the ViewSonic gTablet

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)


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)


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


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


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


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


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz


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


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


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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