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Viewsonic VNB101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Viewsonic VNB101. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The keyboard and portability also get good feedback, but the energy efficiency and touchpad get less positive opinions.

screen, portability, keyboard, durability, design

battery, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Viewsonic VNB101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

ViewSonic VNB101

 

The netbook market is so tight, you need some sort of competitive advantage to stand above the crowd. ViewSonic brings a standard netbook with two negatives instead — poor battery life and a bad touchpad.

Portable, like any netbook, A tiny bit lighter than the norm due to the smaller battery

Poor battery life, Uses Sentelic touchpad

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

ViewSonic VNB101 review

 

The monitor manufacturer steps up its game and enters the netbook race

Good build quality ; Bluetooth

Power ; Battery life ; Screen

This netbook fails to match the current competition on all the major points and unfortunately we cannot recommend it

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ViewSonic VNB101 netbook

 

ViewSonic's VNB101 is a 1.1kg netbook that ultimately fails to satisfy

Dual-booting (Windows XP and Linpus Lite), touchpad with gesture support, relatively nice design

Audible cooling fan, only two USB 2.0 ports, awkwardly positioned SD card slot, comparatively short battery life

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

ViewSonic VNB101 netbook

 

ViewSonic's VNB101 is a 1.1kg netbook that ultimately fails to satisfy

Dual-booting (Windows XP and Linpus Lite), touchpad with gesture support, relatively nice design

Audible cooling fan, only two USB 2.0 ports, awkwardly positioned SD card slot, comparatively short battery life

If you're looking for a thin and light netbook, ViewSonic's 1.1kg VNB101 does have some merit, but it also has a few drawbacks. You only get two USB 2.0 ports, its SD card slot is located in an awkward position, and its battery life was short of two...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Viewsonic VNB101 review

 

It would be easy to dismiss ViewSonic's VNB101 as just another netbook. There's little in the specification that stands out, with the usual 1.6GHz Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard disk, Windows XP Home Edition and 10.2in screen.

A smart, well-built netbook with a great screen and comfortable keyboard. It's just a shame that its battery life isn't longer.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

ViewSonic VNB101 review

 

A smart, well-built netbook with a great screen and comfortable keyboard. It's just a shame that its battery life isn't longer.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

ViewSonic VNB101 review

 

It runs Windows XP, but the ViewSonic VNB101 also has a version of Linux installed that you can boot into quickly if you don't need to use anything more than web-based applications.

If you're looking for a thin and light netbook, the 1.1kg ViewSonic VNB101 does have some merit, but it also has a few drawbacks. You only get two USB 2.0 ports, its SD card slot is located in an awkward position, and its battery life was short of two...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

ViewSonic VNB101

 

Portable, like any netbook ; A tiny bit lighter than the norm due to the smaller battery

Poor battery life ; Uses Sentelic touchpad

The netbook market is so tight, you need some sort of competitive advantage to stand above the crowd. ViewSonic brings a standard netbook with two negatives instead — poor battery life and a bad touchpad.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Viewsonic VNB101

 

The Viewsonic VNB101 is yet another 10.1-inch netbook with so-so specs. So, it that packs in an Intel Atom N280 processor, 1024MB of RAM and 160GB hard drive but manages to be lighter than most at just 1.1kg. It runs Windows XP but Viewsonic has been...

The Viewsonic VNB101 has a great screen and we like the use of Linux as well as Windows but the keyboard is a drag and overall performance is less than impressive. Overall, there are simply better value netbooks out there. Viewsonic VNB101 is tagged...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

ViewSonic VNB101

 

The netbook market is so tight, you need some sort of competitive advantage to stand above the crowd. ViewSonic brings a standard netbook with two negatives instead - poor battery life and a bad touchpad.

Portable, like any netbook, A tiny bit lighter than the norm due to the smaller battery

Poor battery life, Uses Sentelic touchpad

The netbook market is so tight, you need some sort of competitive advantage to stand above the crowd. ViewSonic brings a standard netbook with two negatives instead — poor battery life and a bad touchpad.

Sep, 2009
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Battery performance:3400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black
Product type:Netbook

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:10
Display Resolution:1024 x 600

Energy Management

AC adapter power:36
Power Management:DC 12V

Memory

Internal memory:1
Memory clock speed:667

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):20 - 93
Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 55
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 55

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.5 x 7.17 x 0.984
Display:TFT
Power Requirements:AC 100 - 240 V
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g Wi-Fi

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:36
Power Management:DC 12V

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor:N280
Processor cache:0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N280
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:41411
Processor code:SLGL9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Solid-state drive capacity:160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.17
Height:0.984
Weight:2.43
Width:10.5