ViewSonic Viewpad 100Q tablet revealed, sports quad-core RK3188 chip

August 11, 2013

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Though not really a household name when it comes to Android devices, ViewSonic has been producing mid-range tablets with fairly decent specs for a long time now. Last we heard from the manufacturer was at CES early this year, with their Tegra 3-powered 24-inch "tablet" display. Now ViewSonic has unveiled another tablet, although in a more portable size.

The ViewPad 100Q is a 10-inch tablet running on Rockchip's quad-core offering, the RK3188. It has 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal storage. It makes use of a high-definition IPS display although the resoultion has not been mentioned. It is also supposed to have a rear and a front-facing camera, but details about these are likewise absent. The ViewPad 100Q also sports a mini HDMI port as well as a microSD slot for extra storage.

The choice of a Rockchip system-on-chip is probably a strange one in a world of Qualcomm Snapdragons and NVIDIA Tegras, but it's probably to keep costs down. The 100Q will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so hopefully the RK3188's four Cortex A9 running at 1.6 GHz will be up to the task.

The ViewPad 100Q is definitely not an impressive device. But with a weight of 1.3 lbs and a price tag of $230, it could be a bargain for some Android users. Availability hasn't been announced yet although it might start appearing on Viewsonic's online stores in a few days.

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  • Heath Canterbury

    The new viewsonic tablet screen display is 1280×800 — another new tablet that launched this week that’s worth a look is the Pipo M7 Pro Android tablet for $255 that offers a 8.9 inch display with 1900X1200 screen resolution, a Quad core processor, along with built-in GPS.

    Pipo Electronics is a lesser known brand but offer tablets with a good build quality and premium
    features. The speakers offer great sound, it has Dual Band Wifi ( 2.4 and 5.0 GHz frequencies)
    — they also have a 3G HSPA+ model for $30 more.

    One of the first U.S. sites I’ve seen this new model available through is Tablet S print – which also offers the new Miracast TV — HD wireless system — which is much better than Chromecast and doesn’t limit the content you display like Chromecast does, and a new Miracast HD Wireless adapter is selling for $39 and works much more like Apple’s $100+ Airplay Wireless display technology.

  • foreversg

    This is a good tablet but if your charger is spoilt you cannot charge with USB. Not great battery life.

  • khamees kalabani

    view pad 100Q can used a telephone and sim card?