ViewSonic ViewPad 10e is “paper thin” (not really)

ViewSonic ViewPad 10e is “paper thin” (not really)ViewSonic is no stranger to the tablet game, but has forsaken the dual-OS action it seems to love so much in favour of a simple Gingerbread (Android 2.3) effort.

For some bizarre-o reason, ViewSonic appears to be obsessed with making all sorts of ludicrous claims about the ViewPad 10e’s slimness, describing it as “paper thin”. Don’t be silly, guys.

“Measuring 9.1mm thin, this powerful computing device can easily slip into a folder, looks at home amongst a stack of papers or can just sit on a coffee table, waiting to impress.” Ahh, you really have to love marketing talk. It's thicker than the iPad 2.

Other specs include a 1Ghz Cortex A8 Processor, 9.7in IPS LCD 1024x768 display, 4GB internal storage (expandable), micro USB and mini HDMI ports, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and 5,400mAh battery offering 200 hours standby time.

Not bad for a tablet that’s being touted as a budget device. Not bad at all.

ViewSonic is keeping tight-lipped about an exact release date, though “early November” – as some suggest – doesn’t seem too far-fetched.

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CTPAHHIK  Oct. 12, 2011 at 16:10

Cheaper than Fire???

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 12, 2011 at 16:23

Oh, it has SPB Mobile Shell embedded? Not bad - comes with a tablet UI, so scr*w Honeycomb :p

PS: doesn't mean I'd buy one ;)

PPS:

Lewis, by "paper thin" they mean Sunday Times thin?

mrew42  Oct. 12, 2011 at 16:27

Jan,
Ream of paper thin - as in the pack sat next to your printer waiting to be opened.
That SPB shell looks pretty neat :)

Treab  Oct. 12, 2011 at 16:50

tbf to viewsonic i have to say im impressed... it actually looks like a tablet contender not just another 'cheap tablet' if they can price it right... maybe ASUS will finally have some competition.

blizzard7  Oct. 12, 2011 at 16:51

@mrew42
I was thinking exactly the same thing. Guess it'll fit nicely in a photocopier when you're not using it.

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