$199 ViewPad Ready for Pre-Orders on Amazon

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Hopefully the recent influx of inexpensive 7-inch tablets also drives price down on 10-inch tablets. If not directly from them being so inexpensive, then indirectly from decreasing some of the demand for 10-inch for folks who want a 7-inch.
 

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[citation][nom]zybch[/nom]I just hope it doesn't have a crappy resistive touchscreen.[/citation]
It's multi-touch resistive screen.
 
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"but the online retailer will gladly take your money regardless."

I didn't think Amazon made any charges to you until they actually shipped the item....
 

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Why does the Viewpad get Gingerbread and the g-Tablet is stuck on Froyo? No love for us g-tab owners from Viewsonic, who basically abandoned the g-tab as soon as they released it. :(
 

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Why not get a Hannspree Hannspad for about £159 (in the UK)? 10.1 capacitive; dual core 1.0GHz; Tegra 2; 16GB storage....
 

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[citation][nom]Nick_C[/nom]Why not get a Hannspree Hannspad for about £159 (in the UK)? 10.1 capacitive; dual core 1.0GHz; Tegra 2; 16GB storage....[/citation]

How is the build quality? I bought once a cool looking mp3 player from a noname company and it wasn't very cheap too. While it was packed with features it just didn't last very long. Build quality was... pfrrrrrt!
 

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[citation][nom]Nick_C[/nom]Why not get a Hannspree Hannspad for about £159 (in the UK)? 10.1 capacitive; dual core 1.0GHz; Tegra 2; 16GB storage....[/citation]

Isn't the Hannspad basically the same thing as the g-Tablet, with a few minor differences? And isn't it at the mercy of the devs, too, because it doesn't officially support anything but Froyo?
 

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I still don't have a reason to buy one of these things...
I don't read books.
I have a desktop.
3 laptops...

I can browse the net on my phone, playstation 3, and any of my computers.
 

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Ehh, the viewpad is nice and all, but I'm going to hold out for Lenovo's $199 tablet because it has a capacitive screen.
 

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So, this thing is obsolete already....and it's not even available yet.

This may be more of a hit at a $79 or $99 price point, but for $200, it is just another tablet failure.

Consider the following:

- 1 GHz single core processor
- Resistive touch screen
- Only 512MB RAM
- 4GB on-board storage
- Relatively poor screen resolution

About the only benefit I see going for it is the mini-HDMI port. The problem is that the CPU will be overwhelmed if you are trying to play 1080p encoded video.

Why even bother producing a tablet such as this? For $100 more, you can get something much better, and for $100 less, you can get something comparable from Colby and other second tier manufacturers. Something needs to be corrected, pricing or specs...pick one.
 

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[citation][nom]dark_lord69[/nom]I still don't have a reason to buy one of these things...I don't read books.I have a desktop.3 laptops...I can browse the net on my phone, playstation 3, and any of my computers.[/citation]
Do you show up at boat shows and tell people how you don't need a boat?
 

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[citation][nom]goodsyntax[/nom]So, this thing is obsolete already....and it's not even available yet.This may be more of a hit at a $79 or $99 price point, but for $200, it is just another tablet failure.Consider the following: - 1 GHz single core processor - Resistive touch screen - Only 512MB RAM - 4GB on-board storage - Relatively poor screen resolutionAbout the only benefit I see going for it is the mini-HDMI port. The problem is that the CPU will be overwhelmed if you are trying to play 1080p encoded video.Why even bother producing a tablet such as this? For $100 more, you can get something much better, and for $100 less, you can get something comparable from Colby and other second tier manufacturers. Something needs to be corrected, pricing or specs...pick one.[/citation]

all tablets are inferior. all they are for is surfing the net and the playing the latest paper toss game
 

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[citation][nom]goodsyntax[/nom]Why even bother producing a tablet such as this? For $100 more, you can get something much better, and for $100 less, you can get something comparable from Colby and other second tier manufacturers. Something needs to be corrected, pricing or specs...pick one.[/citation]How about some links to all these same-spec devices that are $100 cheaper? You get what you pay for, more or less. A $300 (50% more expensive) tablet is going to give you a lot more hardware, but it might be out of impulse buy range.

Just like a $600 laptop is generally going to have a lot more punch than an equivalent (same size, etc) $400 laptop. Yet I'll bet a lot of retailers and etailers sell quite a few of the cheaper laptops when many consumers are only looking for something for web browsing, email, facepalmbook, and youtube.
 
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