Monday, 13 February 2012

Viewsonic ViewPad 7e

 Platform: Android 2.3; Processor: ARM A8 1GHz processor with PowerVR SGX 540 graphics; Display: 7-inch, 800x600 pixels; Storage: 4GB + microSD up to 32GB; Camera: 3MP and 0.3MP; Connectivity: Wi-Fi; Battery: 3300mAh 

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.


  1. The features are good but the look is not so amazing....