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Viewsonic shows off $250 'budget' tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Jun 2011 0:38 User comments (6)

Viewsonic shows off $250 'budget' tablet Viewsonic has unveiled its latest Android tablet, a $250 'budget' device dubbed the ViewBook 730.
Running Android 2.2 on an ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz processor, the tablet will be released later this month.

Smaller than most of Viewsonic's other tablets at 7-inches, the tablet has an 800x480 LCD LED backlit display, 8GB internal memory, a small VGA webcam, a mini-USB port, a mini-HDMI port and a microSD slot.

The ViewBook 730 also has RiteTouch, for writers who want to use a Stylus.

"We recognized a need for a tablet device that offers users an excellent multimedia experience with a very affordable value proposition," adds Michael Holstein, ViewSonic's vice president of business development. "From the pre-installed Amazon Kindle eReader to full Amazon app integration and Flash 10.1 support, our new ViewBook 730 enables consumers to do all the fun things that they want to do on a tablet without the added cost for features they don't need."

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6 user comments

17.6.2011 9:17

Yeah.......probably about as reliable as their monitors. Thanks but no thanks to only a 'half-way decent' product.

27.6.2011 16:37

Going to have to agree with on that. Their monitors are awful, and have fun trying to have them live up to their warranty policies.

311.6.2011 12:12

ViewSonic use to have great monitors but I must agree with hearme0 they are junk now.

411.6.2011 12:28

Originally posted by hearme0:
Yeah.......probably about as reliable as their monitors. Thanks but no thanks to only a 'half-way decent' product.
I like my ViewSonice GTablet a lot but I will agree with this statement, out of the box it is a "half-way decent" product and nothing more.

511.6.2011 16:19

I've had my 7C for two weeks now....love it...can't find anything I don't like about it...it is fast and has GREAT battery life...However I do wish it played Flash...It does everything and is an unlocked phone....What else do you guys want?

611.6.2011 18:45

Originally posted by onokai:
I've had my 7C for two weeks now....love it...can't find anything I don't like about it...it is fast and has GREAT battery life...However I do wish it played Flash...It does everything and is an unlocked phone....What else do you guys want?
Reliability of course! Will it still be ticking in one year of will things start failing?

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