ViewSonic ViewPad 7

  • ViewSonic ViewPad 7
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Based on 32 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    20

Pros:

  • Portable and nicely constructed.
  • Android 2.2, lightweight, speedy for browsing and other tasks, battery life.
  • Responsive touch screen. Accepts SIM cards from any GSM carrier. Makes and receives voice calls. Full access to Android Market.

Cons:

  • Bad screen quality, slow CPU and not the best for typing
  • Irritating frequency of sleep mode and no SD card included on purchase.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on -

#6 in our 2011 Tablet Countdown.At first glance, you might think the ViewPad 7 tablet is somebody’s appointment book; it’s small and comes wrapped in a fold out faux-leather case. At seven inches, it’s on the smaller side for a tablet,...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 50

A recent price decrease now sees Viewsonic’s ViewPad 7 positioned between the premium and budget ends of the market, and it’s appropriate ground for this middle of the road tablet. Viewsonic’s first tablet offering, the ViewPad 7...

By The Review Crew on -

The Viewpad 7 certainly is a nice looking tablet, even if it does steal its looks from the iPhone 4. But don’t be fooled. This is no Apple product. The processor feels a bit outdated, the cameras are lack-luster (with no flash) and the the lack of...

By Tbreak.com on 50

I received the ViewPad 7 from ViewSonic a couple of weeks back. Although the tablet has been available for a few months around the world, it was recently launched in Dubai. With the iPad 2 and a bunch of honeycomb based tablets just around the corner,...

By The Inquirer on 70

There are the standard five Android home pages to flick between with a sweep of the thumb or finger, plus the on-screen three-button menu linking to the browser, apps menu and dial pad. The tablet can be used as a standard mobile phone, or with a...

By Good Gear Guide on 45

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android tablet 7 suffers from a lack of fluidity, a slow processor and an inflated price tag, making it a tough sell. With tablets running Android 3.0 Honeycomb just around the corner, the ViewPad 7 will soon be a very...

By TechReviewSource on 50

2.50 There's no shortage of Android tablets these days, and most of the options available are almost completely indistinguishable. Viewsonic, however, has made smart moves in trying to set itself apart from that cadre of me-too products with the...

By PC Mag on 50

On paper, Viewsonic Viewpad 7 has a long and impressive feature list, but its flaws far outnumber its features. Buy it...

By PC Pro on 67

Compact, stylish and with a host of useful features, but a little underpowered next to the Galaxy...

By Tech2 on 60

First off and just to get this out of the way; if you see the resemblance, you’re right, the ViewPad is a carbon copy of the OlivePad - No difference whatsoever. From button placements to Dual camera placement, ports et al. Obviously, the OEM for...

By HotHardware on -

ViewPad 7 Performance Take-Aways: The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 pleasantly surprised us in spots and disappointed a bit in others. The device proved to be very responsive and actually offered better overall performance than we expected in anything from...

By Stuff.tv on 60

A chunky but appealing tablet that lacks power while being undercut by the identical Commtiva N700...

By 3G UK on 60

The Viewpad 7 really doesn't stand up to its rival the Galaxy Tab. It may be £100 less, but it has a low-res display, a sluggish touch-screen and a browser that does not support Flash. While the Viewpad 7 is okay to use and offers a reasonably...

By Mobile Choice on 60

A decent tablet saved by the always usable Android OS, but there are far better (and better value) options out there...

By ZDNet UK on 75

Despite its slightly disappointing spec, the ViewPad 7 does everything you can do on a smartphone, with a bigger 7in. screen. It's flexible and fun to use, but needs to offer more if it's to compete with the...

By Maximum PC on 70

At first glance, the ViewPad 7 looks like an iPad 4 that’s been taking injections of gadget growth hormone. Like the latest iPhone, ViewSonic’s tablet has rounded-off edges, a handsome metal band skirting its circumference, and a glossy...

By cnet on 70

The ViewPad 7 offers a solid platform for Android 2.2, but it comes off as an oversize, overpriced smartphone--not a Netbook...

By Phone Arena on 60

To wrap up, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and rightly so as it can't really compete with it on any other point. The 7-inch screen is a nice size, but other than that it fails to present the user with a pleasant...

By Pocket-lint on 70

We take our hats off to ViewSonic for creating a device that looks and feels great, but if you are interested in a device with real power then you’ll have to look...

By PC Advisor on 70

Despite various issues, this user would be happy to call the ViewPad 7 our own and could see ourselves making use of its video and gaming features. A netbook/laptop trade-in for £100 off at Misco makes it a better deal right now – we’d...