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We have collected 3 reviews of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e. Experts rate ViewSonic ViewPad 7e 5.2/10. Reviewsor.com helps you find reviews, best prices, user reviews of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e and ViewSonic Touch Pad.
The 7-inch display of the ViewPad 7e is bordered by a pretty thick bezel, something that could’ve been thinner. Not only would that have helped in making the tablet less thick, it would’ve helped immensely with the ability to hold and use to a certain extent with one hand. Having said that, we must say that the tablet 15.5mm thickness may not be able to match the likes of the Blackberry Playbook, but is quite manageable. Below the display, in what seems to be oodles of empty bezel space are four retro looking buttons - Home, Menu, Return and Search. The power key and volume rocker are on the right spine, while the memory card slot is on the left spine. On the top are the mini HDMI, USB port and charging point. Optimally placed 3.5mm headphone jack on the spine below the display. Flip the tablet over and the camera is on the top, with the speaker to the right side of it, designed in a two parallel lines. While it is mostly plastic, the material used is quite good quality. There seem to be no rough edges anywhere. Not the lightest tablet around but is very comfortable to use still. We would have preferred a slightly less wide tablet, something that can easily be done by slimming down the area around the display.
Known for being a prominent monitor manufacturer, we’ve already seen ViewSonic dabbling in the tablet market for the last year now with devices like the Android powered ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10. Coming around for a second at bat with a 7” offering, they’re hoping to reel in some people with their affordably priced ViewSonic ViewPad 7e model.Let’s be honest here, our first impression about the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e is that it looks like some sort of digital picture frame with its very cheap plastic casing – even worse, it’s very bland looking and extremely heavy. Generally, 7-inch tablets are relatively easy to hold with one hand, but with this one, its wide frame and heavy weight makes it difficult to hold with one hand.Bringing us back to memories of long ago, the ViewPad 7e features a . – yes folks, you heard that right, it utilizes a RESISTIVE touchscreen! As much as we’re appalled by it, we’re further annoyed by the fact that its quality is abysmally poor – to the point unusable at times. Not only is it immensely pixilated, but its very weak brightness output and terrible viewing angles washes out the display.
At £150, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e is a low-priced 7-inch Android 2.3 tablet that some might find appealing if only for the flexibility it affords. Similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook in size, with a passing nod to the upcoming (but still not available in the UK) Amazon Kindle Fire, the ViewPad 7e is not nearly as user-friendly. Some apps, including those from Google, are noticeably not available. At the same time, by offering only the basic smartphone version of Android without many extra frills, the basic mechanics of a tablet are all here: touchscreen display, Android apps, movie playback and ebooks. The ViewSonic ViewPad 7e is certainly better than the clunky, confusing ViewPad 10Pro. Available only in white, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e is comfortable to hold in one hand. At 450g, it's stockier and heavier than the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, which weighs 384g.There's a confusing array of buttons below the screen, with four buttons for Home, Menu, Back and Search. The Home button works in an unexpected way: it doesn't take you to a home screen, but prompts you to pick from the "launcher" or the ViewScene 3D mode.
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