Tegra 2-powered ViewSonic G Tablet lands for $399

By Matthew
Nov 30, 2010
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  1. While there should be plenty of tablets to choose from next year, the pickings are still slim for anyone that wants an iPad alternative this holiday season. One potential option, the ViewSonic G, has begun rolling out to retailers this month, including Office Depot.

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  2. Xero07

    Xero07 TS Booster Posts: 100

    Seems simple and priced competitively. Would be nice to have the full android market im guessing.
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    If it has the android market I'm set for an xmas present. Tegra DESTROYS anything from qualcomm or ARM.
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Sorry for the double post.

    I meant a standard ARM processor. Obviously the tegra runs ARM based cores.
  5. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    That seems pretty great. Can't wait to see what it can do!
  6. You can sideload the google marketplace.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 898   +236

    Looks pretty good... definitely would like a hands-on experience before buying though. I would really like a Windows 7 version or at least be able to install it myself. Although i'm not sure 512MB of RAM will play too smoothly in Win7.

    Also more critically, this device needs to have the ability to upgrade to new Android OS when released... i.e. 3.0, 4.0, etc. If it can't do that then forget it.
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Also I wish it supported SD as well as micro SD. Here a 32GB SD costs less than an 8gb micro. Even though the normal SD has the same memory chip size as the micro one.
  9. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 82

    I am having a real hard time not buying this. XDA-DEV is having a feild day with it, just youtube TNT lite.

    The only thing putting me off is the viewing angles, it seems pretty bad from the review videos.

    Ugh, what to do...
  10. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 594   +50

    Just hold out a little longer for the Notion Ink Adam.

    It's got specs that knock the socks off of this and anything from Apple.
  11. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 82

    wagan8r - Your totally right, for another $100 I would be able to get the adam with a Pixel Qi screen and 3g. We'll have to see how well their modified version of android works out (and what XDA-dev can do with it).
  12. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 490   +16

    wagan8r - thanks for that link. That is the first I had heard of it and seems very impressive.This Viewsonic tablet doesn't seem bad either.
  13. Omnislip

    Omnislip TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Seriously, how do these companies even for a moment think that their own app store will make this any better?!?!?!?!
  14. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 548   +8

    All I can say is Wish it was 101F here!
  15. bioflex

    bioflex TS Rookie Posts: 70

    this my friend is pathetic....imo, why cant they just go with the usual android market place?..
  16. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    I've got a sneaking suspicion that you'll be holding out for a good bit more than a little while.

    I'd actually be surprised to see their domain name get renewed this April, considering they only registered it for 2 years.
  17. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Too bad I'm not going to wait for it to release in mid 2011. With india's record it might not even release at all.
  18. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 594   +50

    Well, by "a little while" I was meaning more like Dec. 9th. There's a countdown on the website to that day. I'm assuming some kind of pre-order or release date announcement. Then, you'd be in better shape to make a more informed decision. Personally, I'm in no hurry so I'll wait until there is a more attractive offering. BTW, the device is already finished and being certified by the FCC as we speak.

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