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March 23, 2011

DEAL ALERT: Viewsonic gTablet 10.1

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Written by: mgardega
A deal like this will not last.  The Viewsonic gTablet is going fast on  for only $279.  Woot sells only one item at a time, until it is gone.  If you know woot, they sell out pretty fast.  If you are looking for a good tablet to earn your hacking merit badge this or the Nook Color are the two best options.  The price on this vs the Nook Color makes this decision a simple one, unless you demand Honeycomb immediately.  This has already been ported to the Nook Color via HoneyNook emmc V4.  They may be up to HoneyNook V5 emmc by now so once again check out XDA developers for the up to date information.
The specs are pretty reasonable on this 10.1 inch Tegra 2 Tablet.:
  • Nvidia Tegra2 cpu
  • 1080P video Playback resolution.
  • 16GB onboard memory: expandable via SD Card
  • Flash Video support
  • DIVX support
  • NEW with 1 year warranty
  • HDMI out
  • Comes with Android 2.2 (This is a great device for hacking, but i do not believe it has a port of Honeycomb yet. Check out XDA for up to the minute goodness. Our friend Pershoot is hard at work at making this run the latest and greatest nightly.
  • Average screen quality, with poor viweing angles.

Viewsonic gTablet full specifications
CAMERA: 1.3-megapixel camera
BATTERY: 3650mAh Li-ion polymer battery
OPERATING TEMP.: 32°F to 113°F
STORAGE TEMP.: -4°F to 113°F
DIMENSIONS: 6.8” (H) x 10.5” (W)
WEIGHT (with battery): 1.55 lbs.
MEMORY: 16GB internal memory
  • USB 2.0 (Slave)
  • Mini USB 2.0 (Host)
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone
  • MicroSD
  • DC Input (Power)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
CPU: 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2-Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with 512MB DDR2
VIDEO: NVIDIA Tegra 2, OpenGL ES 2.0, 32-bit LP-DDR2, DDR2
DISPLAY: 10.1” TFT-LCD with LED driver system
NETWORK: Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
RESOLUTIONS: 1024×600 resolution
AUDIO OUTPUT: Built-in 2 x 1-watt stereo speakers
3.5mm stereo headphone
POWER: 7.4 Voltage Power Adapter
  • S1080p H.264/H.263/ VC-1/MPEG-2/4/WMV9/DivX 4/5 Video Decode
  • 1080p H.264/MPEG-4 Video Encode
  • Supports multi-standard audio formats, including AAC, AMR, WMA, and MP3
Included Software
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Kindle
  • Pandora Radio
  • G-market
  • Angry Birds
  • Color Note
Viewsoinc gTablet 10.1 front image

nice wide bezel for holding the tablet.

Viewsonic gTablet 10.1 inch back

Rubberized back on the gTablet

Viewsonic gTablet 10.1 box includes

This is what comes with the gTablet 10.1 in the box.

What are you still reading for?  Go buy this tablet immediately!

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