great name brand tablet for the price
i bought this item for my son because he is hospital bound. he likes the pictures quality very much the only bad thing about it is the sd card does not stay in the slot, if you are not careful it pops out no matter how you try to make it click in, he has to use paper and tape to hold the card in place, also there is no feature to copy/paste/delete movies. it must be plugged into a desktop to remove files. other than the feature to copy/paste/delete it is a great tablet
Works well but is clunky
I have used Pandigital tablets and HP Touchpads. This one lies between the two leaning more towards the HP. It works very well like the HP but it looks and feels like the Pandigitals. The HP and Ipad are sleek, more square, light and a pleasure to hold and look at. The Pandigitals are clunky, heavy, sharp edges and toylike in appearance. The ViewSonic is more like this than HP or Ipad like. It is heavy, sharp edges and clunky, not as bad as Pandigital but not like the HP. It works well but is heavy. I also like the more square like HP touchpad and Ipad. At this size you are not going to save anything by making the sides narrower as you would have to have clown suit pockets to fit this one in your pocket anyway. I enjoy the way this one works but not how it feels
A few changes to the rom and you can make this a dream tablet.
Very impressive hardware for the price. Works remarkably as far as speed. Was not impressed with the out-of-the-box OS. The included version of Android 2.2 Froyo is a modified version that is not your every day version of Android. If you are looking for something that works closely to the version of Android you'll find on a smartphone, you'll have to root this and flash a new rom such as CyanogenMod rom, etc. Android market (as seen on smartphones) is not available on this tablet...instead is a website that can you can find available apps. After flashing to CyanogenMod 7, I couldn't be happier with this product. it runs like a dream. I have full android market access and I'd be willing to say that it runs better than any IPad.
Best for the Money
The best tablet for the money. I purchase a used Gtablet for $175. This is not a cheap clone. The Good: Quality hardware (Tegra 2 Procesor, 512 RAM, 16GB, 10.1in, ports (USB, MACRO USB, 3.5mm, micro sd, and using a dock the HDMI). Very important is the support for the developers, there are many custom ROMs to upgrade your tablet and a full Honeycomb is around the corner, but there are many Froyo and Ginger that work excellents. The screen is very responsive that is very important. The Bad: The view angle is horrible you need the tablet in front of you to view the screen perfectly. No silicone cover or otterbox, I have the leather cover that is excellent but sometimes I want to use without it and a good quality silicone cover will be fantastic. Conlusion: Compared with most expensive tablet (Galaxy tab, Toshiba Thrive, Asus Pad, Xoom and Acer Iconia) this tablet offer almost the same quality of hardware, I recommend this for a first time users or for your childrens that is excellent for educational games and applications.Read full review
All the features for half the price if you put in the extra work!
These tablets are a lot of fun for the price. If you like to tinker and try different things, you'll have no end of fun with different mods available for this. XDA Developers website has lots to try and again for this price it's worth it.There's no one killer MOD for it yet and there are rough edges...most mods are only mostly functional but there's plenty to try. Not for those who want a Xoom and don't wan't to do any work to make it better that what it is out of the box. The out of the box OS is what kills this thing. Get it on a custom rom and it'll be smokin fast by comparison.