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VIZIO 8-Inch Tablet with WiFi - VTAB1008

by VIZIO
3 out of 5 stars 450 customer reviews
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  • Android 2.3, 8 inches Display
  • VIA ARM 610 1 GHz
  • 4 GB Flash Memory, 0.5 GB RAM Memory
  • 2.5 pounds
  • Android 2.3 operating system, 1 GHz Processor.
  • 512 MB Mmemory, 4 GB (2 GB user accessible), microSD memory cards up to 32 GB.
  • 8-inch LED-backlit LCD with multi-touch capabilities.
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Product Description

Product Description

Keep entertainment freedom at your fingertips with the VIZIO 8" Tablet with WiFi. Featuring a high definition 8" touchscreen -it's your movies, TV shows and music in a thin, ultra-light design. Stay ahead of the game with hundreds of thousands of apps from the Android Market. Part of the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus experience, the VIZIO Tablet offers an elegant, easy-to-use user interface. It redefines entertainment with more choice, more fun, more freedom for all. Its universal remote app controls everything in your home theater, while its built-in HDMI port enables HD video output to your TV. Three strategically placed speakers deliver stereo audio in landscape and portrait modes for movies, music, games or video chats. Built-in 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth capability offer optimum connectivity, a front facing camera makes it ideal for video chats, and you can store all your media thanks to 2GB of internal storage with a MicroSD card slot for added space. Now that’s entertainment freedom.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 8 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
Processor 1 GHz
RAM 0.512 GB DDR2
Hard Drive 4 GB
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 10 hours
Brand Name VIZIO
Series VIZIO Tablet
Item model number VTAB 1008
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System android 2.3
Item Weight 1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 3 x 8 x 10 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 3 x 8 x 10 inches
Color Black
Rear Webcam Resolution 1 MP
Processor Brand VIA
Processor Count 1
Flash Memory Size 4
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Additional Information

ASIN B005B9G79I
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 450 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #9,250 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#1,326 in Computers & Accessories > Tablets
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available July 5, 2011

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I discovered the Vtab at a brick and mortar shop during my unsuccessful quest to find a local retailer with an HP TouchPad still in stock during the fire sale. I work in IT for a university and can sometimes spend upwards of 60% of my week away from my desk because of project meetings, committee meetings, and other meetings-for-the-sake-of-having-meetings. I don't like carrying around a laptop because they're big and heavy, but trying to follow up on email from the library on my Android phone, because it doesn't make sense to go all the way back to my office for the 30 minutes I have free between two meetings, is a less than pleasant experience. Still, I was having a hard time justifying the drop of $500+ for a decent tablet and I was less than impressed with the specs on the multitude of low-end Android tablets out there.

After doing some research on the VTab, I decided to buy it a few days later. Sure, the VTab isn't dual core and doesn't have a lot of features, but at under $300, it seemed like a good deal. I brought it home that night and quickly started downloading all of my favorite apps...well, the ones available for it, anyway.

There are a lot of apps I use all the time that don't show up in the Android Market for the VTab. Not being able to download TouchDown, which I use to access our Exchange email and calendaring system at work, nearly had me repackaging the device and returning it that very day. Fortunately TouchDown's publisher had a direct download link on its website and I was able to install using that without a problems (and the app works great).

The TouchDown experience gave me an idea: I knew that the Astro file manager (which I had installed on my phone) allowed me to back up my apps to my SD card.
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I love my Vizio tv & blu-ray player, so I thought I give their tablet a try. My daughter has an iPad, so I'll start with saying that this is not an iPad, so I won't make the comparisons. But for the price (I paid $329), it's a terrific product. I noticed that it's now selling below $300, so I should have waited a bit longer...

First, the hardware is solid. The fit & finish is top-notch, and the slightly-rubbery texture of the case allows for a better grip. I love the screen size... 8" is fairly unique, and it's perfect for my hand (for emails), for e-books, and for portability. The screen quality is brilliant, and battery life seems long as well. I logged on to my gmail account, and everything synched up flawlessly (mail, photos, contacts). But my favorite part is the built-in universal remote control. I can control not only my vizio tv & blu-ray, but also the cable box, my Toshiba TV, and other audio products. And it can categorize by each room in my house. Such a convenient feature! I suppose only a TV company would come up with something like this.

The only bad thing I noticed is some software glitches. This may be normal for a new product, and it hasn't bothered me yet. I assume Vizio will update these glitches with software updates.

Overall, I am very happy with this product for its value, and I intent to get another one (for my wife) if the price really goes down below $300.
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I bought this at Costco on Sunday for $329 and have spent hours and hours on it since. The screen resolution is just beautiful. Have not been able to get video chat to work yet but haven't called support either. The best thing about it is the size since I love reading Kindle and library books on a tablet and believe the IPad and all the 10" tablets are really too big for this purpose IMHO. It's quite fast, as fast as my daughter's IPad, or seems to be. It takes a long time to fully charge (8hrs), and I can't seem to get widgets to work properly either. Again, I shouldn't complain about something not working until at least one phone call is made to the Costco Concierge service or Vizio support. The IR remote control is really neat-- it was easy to set up and works very well with my Samsung TV and Comcast cable service. Some people seem to be under the misapprehension that it works only with Vizio. To rate this is probably a bit premature, but I think I could give it 5 stars if video chat worked and it didn't take so long to charge. The guy at Costco said I could keep it for up to 90 days and get a full refund, so here's hoping Vizio downloads a more advanced operating system (it now has android 2.32) that will improve the charging problem and video chat within the 90 days. If not, I would consider an Amazon tablet but only if it is the right size and has a video camera. Frankly, my daughter almost had me convinced to buy the IPad (even though I thought it was too big for my purposes) when I read about Apple shutting Amazon and Google out of their store. I've been a prime customer since Amazon started it and don't think it's fair for Apple to charge them 30% to sell things through them. I'm sorry this review is so long but did want to try to include as much information as possible.
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I got this tablet about a week ago and I will say for the price, it's exceptional for the cost. I have handled a bunch of other of the tablets in the $250 range and they can't hold a candle to this one.

Things I love:

1) The most important thing about any tablet is the screen, and this one is a gem. First they went with the 4:3 ratio, the same as the ipad which is much better for reading and really for everything except watching widescreen movies and tv. The resolution of 1024 x 768 is the same as that of an iPad2, but on a screen that is 20% smaller so the resolution looks better than the iPad2. Colors are bright and beautiful and photos look fantastic. I have heard many of people complaining about the viewing angles, but there is one viewing angle that is bad and that is on purpose. Viewing angle out the top is not as good because normally you leave the laptop on a table and look at it from a seated position, you are looking at it from below, not from the top. Vizio has designed it's tablet screen to look best from this angle which you spend 90% of the time in, and it does. Touch responsiveness is also excellent, and may even be too sensitive if anything.

2) It's pretty fast! And it plays videos/games really well. I mean there isn't anything blazing fast on this tablet, but if you just go grab launcher pro from the market,everything will be quite snappy. I have a droid x and i find this tablet to have much better performance than my phone on a much larger screen. And flash plays back awesome. It's a win/win/win for me.

3) It's a remote, and it's super easy to use. Two minutes and I had replaced my logitech harmony.

4) The build quality. This thing is SOLID, no plasticky feel here.
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