Viewsonic debuts new ViewBook 730 Android tablet

June 7, 2011

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Viewsonic has added a new Android tablet to its line of offerings called the ViewBook 730. The tablet has a 7-inch screen and runs Android 2.2 for the operating system. The little tablet has access to Amazon Apps, YouTube and all the other places you expect an Android tablet to access. The tablet supports the playback of 1080p content on your TV or other display via HDMI output and it has Viewsonic RiteTouch technology that allows both pen writing on the tablet and touch capability.

The processor used is a 1GHz Cortex A8 unit. The tablet has 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal flash storage. The microSD card slot can expand storage up to 32GB. The resolution of the screen is 800 x 400 and it has a contrast ratio of 400:1 and a brightness rating of 380 cd/m2. The tablet has 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 integrated.

The device has an onboard mic and speakers and the front camera is a VGA resolution unit for video chats. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone port and a mini USB port. The battery is a li-polymer unit with 5000 mAH of power good for up to ten hours of use per charge. The tablet will be available at the end of June for $249.99 making it very affordable.

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  • acupuncture

    Looks like a direct competitor to the Nook Color. Maybe someone is finally wising up and sees why the Nook Color is doing so well. . . but it doesn’t look like this has as good of a screen as the Nook Color.