ViewSonic ViewPad 7E is the latest player in the budget tablet segment in India which might well turn out to be proverbial cat among the (tablet) pigeons. The 7E is also different from the rest of the tablet crowd in that the tablet is done in pearl white which contrasts from the usual black shade that tablet devices have come to be associated with. However, perhaps the biggest USP of the ViewPad 7E is that its going to be available for INR. 13,000 only though the company isn’t revealing just yet when exactly the tablet will hit streets. The nearest that we have on this is that the 7E will be launch ‘soon’.
These apart, the tablet comes with a 7 inch display with an aspect ratio of 4:3 which makes it more suitable for reading e-books. A rubberized back end also aids in this while a shatter proof glass display makes the 7E more durable. A 1 GHz processor forms the heart of the tablet while the rest of the specs comprise of a 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory which is further expandable up to 32 GB via microSD cards, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microUSB, and HDMI ports.
A company statement stated: “The Viewpad 7e comes with a book-like cover, and is the ideal multimedia tablet for students or businesspeople who enjoy reading books, watching videos and playing games on the go. Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi capability allow users to download their favourite YouTube videos, games and music.”
The 7E also features 3 megapixel and 0.3 megapixel rear and front cameras respectively and is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. However, its not known what e-book reading apps the tablet will come bundled with though of course, you can have all of it from the Good e-Reader App Store completely free of cost.
“ViewPad 7e delivers a powerful entertainment experience at an affordable price. It’s the newest addition to our ViewPad tablet series, which are equipped with the latest high-performance technologies,” said Ajay Sharma, country manager, ViewSonic Technologies India during the launch.
In any case, the ViewPad 7E is among the better received ViewSonic tablet devices and has got positive reviews in Europe where it had gone on sale last year. These should be reason enough for the tablet to make it big in India, more so after it has been priced just right at a quite affordable INR. 13,000.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email