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ViewSonic VOT132

ViewSonic VOT132
alaScore 86

27 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and size also get good feedback.

value for money, size, design, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ViewSonic VOT132 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for ViewSonic VOT132

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of ViewSonic VOT132 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Viewsonic VOT132 nettop review

 

You don't need booming sales figures to tell you that netbooks have taken over the world -- the mobile computing world, at least. Their screenless and

Very nice design ; Small enough to mount behind most displays ; Solid HD performance

Relatively high cost ; Poor playback with some content ; Optical support is optional

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ViewSonic VOT132

 

The VOT132 aims to put media and productivity computing in more places, not replace older, bigger PCs. ViewSonic bundles a mounting kit to snap the system onto a monitor's VESA mount, making it a zero-footprint PC. Alternatively, a stand comes...

No, this is definitely not for 3D gaming. But for productivity and local media, the VOT132 is a stylish, low-energy, space-saving alternative to conventional PCs.

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ViewSonic VOT132 review

 

Nettops are the desktop cousins of netbooks - small cheap computers with not a lot of power. For basic web surfing and word processing, the Intel Atom processor provides a just enough performance, and the absence of a graphics card is hardly missed if...

The concept of a nettop with more power is good, although we hoped the combination of dual-core Atom, 2GB of RAM and nVidia graphics chip would put a clearer gap between this and a regular netbook. As it was, better graphics can be found on the Asus...

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Viewsonic VOT 132 Atom+Ion Nettop Review

 

We've developed something of a love-hate relationship with nettops and netbooks. Despite the obvious advantages they offer in regards to portability and space, the under powered nature of the Intel Atom processor all too often leads to frustration,...

While the VOT 132's media capabilities are excellent and the dual core Atom processor makes multi-tasking a lot more realistic, there is a big flaw with the VOT 132 though: the amount of noise it makes. The slim line cooling fan mounted atop both the...

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Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini review

 

The Viewsonic VOT132 is a dinky little PC aimed just as much at your living room as the study. It packs in an impressive amount in its wee 190mm x 135mm x 24mm frame, including 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, NVIDIA ION graphics and the big...

For all the slots the Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini is peppered with (Six USB ports, HDMI for TVs, DVI, ethernet and SD for camera pic swapping), it's staggeringly small. Compared to the wide Asus Eee Box or diamond-shaped Acer Aspire Revo, it'll slot into...

One of the problem with previous ION infused nettops such as the Revo was the piddly processor, meaning hi-res Flash video like BBC iPlayer HD was a no go. We were hoping the dual core upgrade in the Viewsonic VOT132 would mean better handling, and...

We like the Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini, but knowing that a similarly specced Acer Aspire Revo upgrade is nearing release, we'd definitely hold tight on the wallet until the verdict is in on it. Right now, the Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini doesn't offer the...

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Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini review

 

The Viewsonic VOT132 is a dinky little PC aimed just as much at your living room as the study. It packs in an impressive amount in its wee 190mm x 135mm x 24mm frame, including 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, NVIDIA ION graphics and the big...

We like the Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini, but knowing that a similarly specced Acer Aspire Revo upgrade is nearing release, we'd definitely hold tight on the wallet until the verdict is in on it. Right now, the Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini doesn't offer the...

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Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini review

 

Punters with a predilection for PCs to stash video in the living room are currently being bombarded with a raft of killer options. And now you can add the Viewsonic VOT132 as a fierce competitor to the rejigged Mac Mini, and the HD-friendly Asus Eee...

Smaller than its rivals, specs to sate even the pickiest gadget fan

Noisy fan, HD graphics don't live up to expectations

A decent little nettop let down by its lack of under telly skills

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ViewSonic VOT132 nettop review

 

Nettops are the desktop cousins of netbooks - small cheap computers with not a lot of power. For basic web surfing and word processing, the Intel Atom processor provides just enough performance, and the absence of a graphics card is hardly missed if...

The concept of a nettop with more power is good, although we hoped the combination of dual-core Atom, 2GB of RAM and nVidia graphics chip would put a clearer gap between this and a regular netbook. As it was, better graphics can be found on the Asus...

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Great little system for HTPC

 

Foxconn has a barebones version of this, but if you buy 2GB memory, 320g 5400rpm drive, and a copy of windows 7, it comes to about the same price. Overall, it's a good bedroom HTPC, I don't think it'll be a good productivity system.

The unit is small, VESA mounts for behind the TV, or in my case, mounting on the wall being a wall mounted TV. The fan gets noisy when playing HD videos, but it won't drown out your sound ; Viewsonic's image on here is pretty slim, the only added...

First thing you should do is open the case up, remove the heatsink and clean their thermal grease off with alcohol and swabs. Buy some Arctic 5 and apply that instead. I had issues of overheating that lead to the system constantly locking up. Once I...

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Don't waste your time!

 

I bought this to be a simple media server for my large screen TV. Spent almost an entire day trying to get the wifi to work and loading programs and media. The wifi is so weak you need to be within 10 feet of your hub and on the third boot-up the unit...

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Product Specifications

Built with Intel Atom processor, this PC mini is ideal for surfing the web, setting up an entertainment hub or home office computing. Save desktop space by attaching the PC mini to your VESA ready monitor. The eco-friendly design uses up to 80% less energy consumption than standard PCs. ViewSonic PC mini's are the smart choice to work, play and connect virtually anywhere.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini PC

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:5.3in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:7.5in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ViewSonic
Model:VOT132
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA ION
Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:330
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION
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