April 2nd, 2011, 02:13 PM #1
Can't Decide, Viewsonic G Tablet, $300?
Wondering if anyone here has had any experience with the View Sonic G Tablet 10.1" with the Tegra 2 Chip?
Its on sale at Tigerdirect for $300, tempted. ($300 Tag, Tegra 2 Graphics, Dual core 1GHz, 16GB memory, up to 32GB expandable, HDMI and USB, Wifi, CAPACITIVE Touch screen)
Mainly would be for on the road, away from the house use, Music, Videos, some 3D games, When near an Access point using Wifi for internet, etc. Also used around the house.
I'm not afraid of rooting it once I got one, as long as it works and has full access to the Android Market and Google Apps. (going to need to be able to download ebooks from Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, maybe Borders too, so my mom can borrow it from time to time)
Mainly wondering about other issues.
I know the big complaint besides the crappy out of box software, is the viewing angle.
I'm not expecting anything like an LCD monitor or TV, with damn near 180 degree view angle.
But as long as you can look at it straight on, or even a SLIGHT angle and be fine, then thats all I need.
Any issues with Battery Life? I know its got an 8-10 hour battery life rating, but worried about how long the battery actually lasts before needing to be replaced, if at all even replaceable?
Seeing as Viewsonic only offers a 1 year limited Warranty on the thing. Which is pretty low for a device like this. Heck most video cards for the PC offer 3 year or more warranties, and the average lifespan that its actually used in those PC's is much shorter than that.
Any other potential issues to be aware of?
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April 2nd, 2011, 09:17 PM #2
I use an app on my Android phones which turns the screen brightness way low to help battery life, but it does affect readability in bright light. Kindle app is free for Android, but not as nice as an actual Kindle, but I just love that electronic paper type screen a real one has. Also, I would try to get a tablet with multi-touch, as I would miss the pinch/stretch gestures to zoom pictures and webpages.
Battery lifetime usually depends on the technology used. Lithium ion are pretty much standard on phones, but not sure if the same is true for tablets and netbooks. Google may tell you what to expect along those lines.
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