ViewSonic launches ViewPad 10e tablet

When a phrase like 'value conscious' gets thrown around, we sometimes fear the worst. But on paper, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e tablet looks a decent option if you are in the market for an Android tablet. Saying that, we'll reserve final judgement until after a hands-on and when we find out just exactly what that value price happens to be.

In the meantime, we'll look at just what the 10e offers. A 9.7-inch mobile device for a start, just 9.1mm thin and weighing in at 620g, so not too hard on your bag or your wallet. It is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor and an unspecificed amount of DDR3 memory, with 4GB of storage built-in, although you can bump this by an additional 32GB using the Micro SD slot.

Incidentally, that screen is said to be a 9.7-inch IPS (in-plane switching) display with a 1024x768 resolution, which isn't bad for a budget device. There's also a 3D style user interface, offering 16 customisable panels, intelligent interactive grouping, 3D style widgets and multiple time zone support,

Connectivity is more than satisfactory, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and mini HDMI, which offers a display output of up to 720p resolution. Amazon Kindle is pre-installed for bookworms, with a market place application giving access to all those Android apps, games and utilities.

As we said, it could be a contender at the right price. Look out for a hands-on in the future and an official UK launch in November.

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