10.1-inch Viewsonic G Tablet Review!

The 10.1-inch Viewsonic G Tablet features 1024×600 resolution, dual-core 1Ghz Tegra 2 processor, 512MB DDR2 RAM, WiFi b/g, 16GB internal memory space, microSD card slot for up to 32GB more disk space, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 1 mini HDMI for outputting to HDTV, 1 micro USB port, and 1 USB port.

Pros

The Viewsonic G tablet is one of the first Android tablets (if not the first) to hit the market with a dual-core 1Ghz processor, equivalent to what the iPad 2 has.

Price is right for a dual-core processor equipped 10.1″ Android tablet.

Cons

The Viewsonic lacks a back-facing camera, which means you won’t be able to take photos/videos as the 1.3 megapixel camera is front-facing only. ¬†Of course, for those who intend to use the Viewsonic as a media player device only, this might be a plus as it means lower pricing on the Viewsonic G Android tablet.

The Viewsonic ships with Android 2.2 but if you are willing to hack the device a bit, there’s many ROMs available for this tablet, meaning Android 3.0 Honeycomb should be available later down the road.

Verdict

The 10.1-inch Viewsonic G Tablet is the “lowest-priced” dual-core 1Ghz processor equipped Android tablet on the market thats capable of 1080P playback.

From hardware perspective, the Viewsonic G tablet stands up to par with the new Android tablet devices like Motorola Xoom or the Elocity A10.

Overall, the Viewsonic G Android tablet is perfect for budget-minded or users who are willing to tinker with their tablet to install new ROMs or upgrade to Honeycomb later down the road.

Best Price on the Viewsonic G Tablet

Amazon – $349.99



One Response to 10.1-inch Viewsonic G Tablet Review!

  1. Evil says:

    I would like to add to this review.

    Pros – it’s an excellent ereader and good with the installed game Angry Birds. The 10.1 screen is a nice size for viewing web pages. There is a third party dock that can be added to make it more like a desktop computer (however I have not purchased the dock or a keyboard for it yet). Speed was never an issue with the tablet, everything felt crisp and very responsive. I did not try any custom ROMs on the gTablet however I can only imagine it would make the tablet better and it was one of the reasons I purchased this model. Lots of mods out there for this Tablet.

    Cons – The only downside I see with this Tablet, other than the rear facing camera that has already been mentioned, is the actual screen. The slightest adjustment in viewing from the straight on position makes the screen looks odd…the quality is diminished greatly. When viewing pictures on websites they also looked degraded but looking straight on (like if you set it on a table and looked directly down at the tablet), the screen was much better. This may or may not be a deal breaker for you. For me this was a deal breaker. I intend to show others things from the tablet and I simply can’t have the lack of quality when more than one person needs to view the screen. That being said, if you are just dying to get a tablet that cost is more important than other features, I would only consider this one as your “cheap” choice. I’ve seen other cheaper tablets and they suffer greatly with quality. So in my opinion, If you can’t afford $299 for a tablet then you should wait and save up. And if screen quality is an issue for you I would continue to save for the Asus eeepad Transformer that has the same screen (IPS) as the ipad2 and, it’s only $100 more making it a $399 system for the 16GB. Plus, the Transformer has an optional keyboard/battery dock that will almost double your battery life and give you a nice keyboard to use with your tablet…and other features. That option will set you back another $150 and I’m betting most could get away without it but, for the coolness factor, it’s a must.

    Finally, when purchasing any Tablet like the Viewsonic Gtablet, make sure you are aware of the return policy before you buy from a store. For example, Office Depot’s return policy on electronics like computers, Tablets, and other things is once you open the package you can not get a refund. They offer store credit only and charge you a 15% restocking fee. Personally, once I learned about that I have since written off Office Depot for ANY purchase. I don’t think that is good business practice so I won’t support them with my dollars.

    Hope this helps you decide about this Tablet,

    Evil

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