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ViewSonic gTablet with 10" Multi-Touch LCD Screen, Android OS 2.2

3.3 out of 5 stars 611 customer reviews
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  • Google Android OS 2.2, 1 GHz Dual ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via SD Card), 512MB DDR2 memory
  • 10.1-inch TFT-LCD with LED driver system and 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • USB 2.0 (Slave), Mini USB 2.0 (Host), 3.5mm stereo headphone, Dock for HDMI/Headphone/USB (optional)
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Product Description

Product Description

The ViewSonic gTablet has a crisp and vibrant 10.1” capacitive touch screen display is plenty of real estate for even the most demanding tablet users. Great for multitasking, viewing multiple apps, and especially browsing the web, viewing pages in their entirety. Sharing entertainment and photos on this gorgeous display is truly a delight.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 10 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 2.1 GHz
RAM 512 MB DDR2
Hard Drive 320 GB ATA
Graphics Coprocessor GeForce
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description Tegra 250
Wireless Type 802.11G
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand Name ViewSonic
Series gTablet
Item model number Gtablet
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Android 2.2
Item Weight 1.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 13 x 2.8 x 9.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 13 x 2.75 x 9.75 inches
Color Black
Rear Webcam Resolution 10 MP
Processor Brand ARM
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 16 GB
Hard Drive Interface ATA100
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC
Voltage 240 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B004EPV7TK
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3.3 out of 5 stars 611 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,800 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#579 in Computers & Accessories > Tablets
Shipping Weight 2.7 pounds
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Date First Available December 2, 2010

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So after I spent a couple of days exploring my new Viewsonic G tablet, I felt like I had to write a review and let everybody know how cool this device is:

I did my homework and researched the G tablet thoroughly before I decided to buy one. I read tons of reviews on various websites before I finally decided to go for it (over an iPad) for the following reasons:

1. Price!
2. Super fast Hardware (Tegra2 processor)
3. USB Port
4. SD card slot for additional storage
5. No need for a sync software!
6. Access to the file system
7. Customizable desktop (live wallpaper, widgets, icons..etc)
8. The availability of custom firmwares (XDA-developers)

Note: I ended up NOT installing a custom firmware, I am pretty happy with the latest update from Viewsonic, which is a must have!!

The tablet was a horrible experience out of the box. No matter what I did, everything seemed to just crash!! Then I got the Update notification as soon as I connected my G Tablet to my home WiFi. After the download was done, the update installed and the device rebooted. I finally went through the setup process (create a new profile..etc) and Voila. Let me tell you, The update is pretty damn stable and seems to boost performance significantly.

The latest update from Viewsonic lets you choose between the crappy TapNTap interface and the standard Android 2.2 interface.

Flash: I got Flash working by simply downloading a Flash .apk (Android application) available on Viewsonic's website. YouTube never looked better!!

USB: I tested the USB port by connecting a thumb drive. The drive was recognized without problems. Got a decent data transfer rate (~3 Mbps). I also connected a physical USB keyboard.
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After mulling over the Archos 101 back in October, and increasingly frustrated with their delays, I found this gem in my local SEARS. It has a Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, which you will probably be hearing about increasingly in 2011. A really nice device overall, but it's not without its faults which I will summarize. First, the hardware....

Hardware Pros:

- Tegra 2 chipset dual-core with 512MB RAM. Bleeding edge hardware, so much that the software has not caught up, yet (see more on that, below).
- MicroSD slot, which supports up to 32GB.
- A full USB port. You can hook up peripheral devices to it, such as a USB keyboard.
- Micro USB port (not proprietary) , for mounting to your PC. Forgot your cable and you're at a friends house? No worries, just use any micro USB and you are in.
- Front facing camera. It's not the best, but it works.

Hardware Cons:

- The LCD. Yes, ironic given that this is packaged by a company known for its displays. The 1024x600 10 inch screen is essentially a netbook screen. It's actually not bad at all when looking at it straight on, but the viewing angles are not very good. This is critical if you were planning on using this as a gaming device where you'll be moving it around.
- h264 support is limited. This is confusing to some, as technically h264 works in certain configurations. 1080p "high profile" encoded videos do not work, whereas "main profile" does work. The bottom line here is that you might find issues with certain high-def videos that will be very choppy or flat out crash the device. My understanding is that this is a limitation of the Tegra 2 chipset itself.

The hardware is very impressive, overall.
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I own a G Tablet. I like my G Tablet. Let me tell you why no-one is raving about the G Tablet.

The electronics exceed the iPad at time of writing. The form factor is nothing to write home about. The viewing angles on the screen are sub-par, which is surprising given the device's provenance. The Tap n' Tap user interface is a disaster. I say again, a disaster. Slow, inelegant, and insufficient.

There is good news. First, the price is right. It can be had for as little as $380.00, a far cry from its competitors. Second, the user interface can be replaced. There are communities of individuals (XDA), who have very graciously put their hard work and talent into producing replacement ROMs for this device which override the existing software with something that is much closer to the standard Android OS and that interfaces correctly with the Android App Market. It is DIY, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-dig-into-it work to install a new ROM and get it running properly. Even then there will be charming bugs to fix. Expect this to become a minor hobby.

In conclusion, the G Tablet is a conditionally five-star device. It is inexpensive, the hardware is perfectly solid, and a technically minded individual who is willing to spend some time tinkering with it can turn it into a very useful tool.

If you are Viewsonic, or work for Viewsonic, or know somebody who's cousin might work at Viewsonic, then please tell them; ditch Tap n' Tap as soon as humanly possible.
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I purchased this unit in Dec 2010. Out of the box, the unit is horrible. The software that Viewsonic loads it with is slow, clunky, and really unusable. However, it is extremely simple to flash any number of Android roms on the device. This gives the device FULL Android functionality and, perhaps more importantly, speeds the device up far beyond other tablets. I highly encourage potential buyers to search the internet for videos showing the device running other roms (there are also videos explaining exactly how to load the roms on the device).

The only other downside to this unit is the screen. When viewed straight-on it looks fine, however if viewed at an angle it does not. But for about $200 less than a comparable iPad you'll still have a device that runs blazingly fast, has Android market access, and the power of Android...if you take the time to load a rom on it.
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