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ViewSonic VEB612

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the storage and build quality.

design, screen, performance, portability, size

value for money, build quality, 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 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

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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...

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Amazon review summary for ViewSonic VEB612

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of ViewSonic VEB612 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

screen, performance

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

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

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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...

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ViewSonic VEB612 review

 

The ViewSonic VEB612 is small and light, and its design is quite attractive, but the software is far too buggy for us to recommend this device at the moment, especially given its high price tag. We'd advise those looking for a similar-sized ebook...

Lightweight ; Attractive design

Terrible software ; High price tag ; Plasticky build quality

Conclusion We've got no problems with the ViewSonic VEB612's hardware, as the design is relatively attractive and the screen is reasonably good. But, at present, the software is so buggy that it really makes the device a pain to use. As such, we'd...

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Ebook reader reviews

 

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

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

Type:Headphone

Battery

Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:7.3in
Weight:6.3oz
Width:4.5in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:ViewSonic
Model:VEB612
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Modem

Type: None

RAM

Installed Size:512MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
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