ViewSonic ViewPad 10e Tablet Computer Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details

ViewSonic ViewPad 10e Tablet Computer Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details: The ViewPad 10e from ViewSonic is a tab that is initially aimed for those who are on a tight budget. The cut-price device is a successor of the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 7e and appears to have some acceptable entry-level specs although it also contains particular limitations a potential consumer should look out for.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10e has a fully covered front glass layer that feels smooth and nice to the touch. The back on the other hand is mostly made up of a metal that has some light texture that gives an easy and balanced grip on the device. It weighs 620 grams and has a thickness of 9.1 mm, very close to the weight and dimensions of Apple’s iPad 2.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10e has an overall dimension of 241.6 x 188.6 x 9.1 mm. However, looking closely, the right side as well as the edges is made of plastic with the edges not smooth enough and there is a weak area on the rear-end that causes a racket and gives away the cheapness of the whole model. The plastic edging houses the connectors of the ViewPad 10e. These are all quite good and concentrated on the top edge.
On the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e, there is a power switch, microSD card reader, a mini-HDMI socket for connecting to a larger display, a 3.5 mm standard headphone jack, a microUSB socket, and lastly, a power plug. The tab’s battery can be charged over the microUSB port. Overall, the look of the ViewPad 10e is very reminiscent of that of the iPad 2 but sadly, as budget tabs are, do not match it quite satisfactorily in terms of stylishness and built quality. The package comes with a wall charger with plugs, micro USB cable, a quick start guide, as well as some compliance information.

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10e uses a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and comes with 512 MB worth of 667 MHz DDR3 RAM as well as 4 GB of NAND Flash for internal storage. The CPU-DDR3 pairing struggles under different workloads and lags at certain times. The internal storage is also quite poor but can be remedied using the microSD card slot. This extra storage comes to benefit specially when intending to use multimedia applications, as most users will do.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10e utilizes Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread as its operating system, quite disappointing especially since the higher version Honeycomb is already out or the newest Ice Cream Sandwich. As it is, the operating system is not fully certified as what happens with budget devices that don’t offer mobile data connectivity. There are no Google associated applications like Google Mail, Maps, Navigation, and Calendar.
Sadly, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e doesn’t have an Android Market access by default. Instead it has a pre-installed 1Mobile Market, a third party applications store that contains 200,000 applications and is acceptably like the Andriod Market but of course with less app diversity and not as sleek. The device is capable of installing multiple applications from a single page, making it quicker to select and install a variety of applications on one go.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10e has a 9.7-inch XGA LCD screen that is said to contain 1024 x 768 pixels resolution. On closer inspection of the homescreen however, the images still appear grainy and the colors not vibrant enough. But when it comes to other screens, the XGA LCD does its job decently with the images and video streams coming out crisp.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10e also has impressive viewing angles. It seems like the homescreen design is the one that is poorly constructed. The device does not come with an ambient light sensor hence the tab struggles under changeable light conditions. There are no dimming options and the content can be easily drowned out by strong light or difficult to discern under low settings. It also has a front facing CMOS 1.3 MP camera that supplies low quality and grainy images and has virtually no low light management.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10e runs on a Li-Polymer 7.4V / 2700mAh 20W battery, which has an approximate life value of 5.5 hours on standard use but expect the device to run flat after just a couple of hours of heavy use. On standby mode, the battery will ran itself dry in within three days.
In summary, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e has a rather slimline design as well as a great screen but looking closely on its hardware specs, the lagging performance and lack of good software support are definitely some trade-offs that we have to be contended with when buying this budget tab. The device sells for £199.
ViewSonic ViewPad 10e Tablet Computer Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 390.00

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