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ViewSonic VEB612

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of ViewSonic VEB612. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the portability and performance. Some have doubts about the storage and durability.

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price, durability, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the ViewSonic VEB612 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of ViewSonic VEB612 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers really like the usability. The performance is also mentioned favorably.

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic VEB612 - eBook reader - RAM: 512 MB - 6" monochrome E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) - whiteViewSonic VEB612 - eBook reader - RAM: 512 MB - 6" monochrome E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) - white

Jun, 2018

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VEB612 Reader


ViewSonic, best known for manufacturing electronic monitors, is placing its bid in the electronic book reading world with its VEB612. Released in the last quarter of 2009 with a price tag of $259, does the ViewSonice VEB612 have the touch and...

The device comes with a white finish that gives the device a neat appearance. A white leatherette case with a magnetic clasp on the front ensures safety of your device, preventing scratches to screen when it is tucked in your purse or suitcase ; The...

With no color, writing, or groundbreaking features, the ViewSonic VEB612 is pretty generic. Its MSRP of $259 places it on a competitive price level, but in terms of functionality and features, the new ViewSonic VEB612 is lagging behind competition....

The ViewSonic VEB612 may not have snazzy or groundbreaking features to the table. But those looking for a stylish device with decent capabilities will find the ViewSonic VEB612 a reliable device with a competitive price. The New Kindle 3. From Only...

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (

Viewsonic VEB612 E-Ink Ebook Reader


Does Viewsonic's first Ebook reader cut the mustard? Niall finds out.

The top of the VEB612 is home to an SD card slot. Though the 512MB of onboard memory is enough to store thousands of books, you’ll probably want to add an SD card if you’re planning on loading it up with lots of music or graphics heavy PDFs. The slot...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Denis Gallagher (

Ebook reader reviews


We've tested 15 ebook readers, including e-ink and tablet models, from Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Sony and Google.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

ViewSonic's VEB612 eBook sets the standard for electronic readers. You can easily download and transfer your favorite digital books from a wide variety of sources, not just one. The eBook's versatile, open standard design supports the following formats (ePub, PRC, PDF, HTML, TXT), as well as MP3 audio files. Super long battery life will keep you reading over 8,000 pages between charges. The leatherette cover completes the package and helps prevent the screen from damage. Great for students, book lovers and business travelers - simply take all your favorite books on the road with you.

Audio Output



Technology:Lithium polymer


Color of product:White


Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight



Color: No
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:800 x 600
Gray scale levels:8
Technology:E Ink
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

Color Support:3-bit (8 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:6in
Diagonal Size (metric):15.2cm
Technology:E Ink

Energy Management

Battery Life:8000

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Document formats supported:ePub, HTML, PDF, PRC, TXT
Image formats supported: No
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:0.5
Maximum memory card size:4


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):4.53 x 0.374 x 7.28

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Charger: Yes
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Interface Type:USB 2.0
Wi-Fi: No


Battery Life:8000


Installed Size:512MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
OS Required:Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows ME

Weight & Dimensions