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ViewSonic VNB131

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The build quality and value for money are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the performance and keyboard.

battery, value for money, build quality, screen, portability

keyboard, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ViewSonic VNB131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 Review

 

There's no mistaking Viewsonic's design inspiration. From the Apple-style packaging to the brushed-metal finish of the VNB131 itself, this is most definitely a MacBook wannabe. Still, if you're going to base your product on a rival, you could do far...

Having been initially dubious at Viewsonic’s obvious inspiration with the VNB131, we’ve ended up surprisingly impressed by the notebook. Light and cool-running, the VNB131 nonetheless punches above its weight when it comes to performance, and the...

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Viewsonic VNB131 ViewBook Pro Review - A Review of the Viewsonic VNB131 ViewBook Pro

 

Stylish, durable design, Excellent LED display, Large, comfortable touchpad, Built-in security alarm

Relatively expensive, Below-average battery life, Small mouse buttons, Runs warm

While we liked the thinness of the VNB131, we didn't like how hot it got. After playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, the touchpad measured 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the space between the G and H keys reached 93 degrees, and the underside...

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ViewSonic -Viewbook Pro

 

and we are impressed.?Read on to see what this thin and light weight wonder has to offer.? The ViewBook Pro comes with some very unique features that will set it apart from the competitors.? Let?s take a closer look at what the ViewBook? Pro from...

The Viewbook Pro from Viewsonic with its light weight, large amount of disk storage space, a processor with dual cores makes it a real competitor in the light laptop market today. Though the features that set it apart from the competition include the...

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ViewBook Pro VNB131 Ultra-Portable CULV Laptop

 

ViewSonic has unveiled its first CULV based ultra-portable ViewBook Pro VNB131 Laptop which is only 1-inch thick and features 13.3-inch LED backlit display

Measuring 12.67 x 1.0 x 9.4 inches / 322 mm x 25 mm x 239 mm in size, the ViewSonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 laptop is available in India for Rs. 58,700 with one year warranty.

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ViewSonic ViewBook Pro (VNB131) ultraportable notebook

 

ViewSonic's ViewBook Pro one of the rare ultraportable laptops to have a built-in optical drive along with a competitive price -- it costs only $1349. A DVD burner is installed in the right side of the notebook and it's a refreshing change compared to...

Integrated DVD burner, light, good price, fingerprint reader, weight saver ;

Only two USB 2.0 ports, touchpad sometimes unresponsive ;

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ViewSonic ViewBook Pro review

 

An impressive and feature-packed laptop, ideal for the frequent traveller

Good battery life ; Decent office erformance ; Good set of features ; Great screen

Body flexes under ressure ; Minor keyboard bug

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ViewSonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 - 13.3in Laptop

 

ViewSonic branches out into laptops with this 13.3in Intel CULV laptop.

To emphasise the ViewBook Pro's more professional outlook, ViewSonic has also included a couple of security features. One is the obvious fingerprint reader that's nestled between the two touchpad buttons, but the other is more left field - a theft...

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ViewSonic ViewBook Pro review

 

The ViewSonic ViewBook Pro is a decent laptop and a viable travel companion. You'll undoubtedly get laughed at for buying a cheap rip-off of an Apple MacBook Pro though

Useful HDMI port ; Fingerprint reader lets you log into Web sites without using a password

Not particularly fast ; Mediocre battery life

Conclusion People will probably laugh at you for buying the ViewSonic ViewBook Pro, as it's such a poor imitation of Apple's MacBook Pro. If you can overlook that, however, you'll find it's a pretty decent laptop. Although slow, it makes for a worthy...

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Viewsonic ViewBook Pro review

 

Viewsonic's ViewBook Pro bears an uncanny resemblance to Toshiba's Portege R600 which costs almost twice as much. Like the Portege, it feels well-made but flexes under pressure more than we'd like. The base can also become very warm.

Viewsonic's ViewBook Pro has a good quality display and an ExpressCard slot, but its flawed touchpad and relatively short battery life count against it.

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Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 laptop review

 

Loading up laptops with next-gen gimmicks is always a surefire way to garner the attention of the world's technorati. And that's just what the Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131, with biometric scanning and even a demobiliser button slapped on the side. But...

Biometric scanner, security key, ample connectivity

Keyboard is poor, cod-MacBook looks, hefty

A decent machine, but nowhere near as cool and clever as ViewSonic would have you believe

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Product Specifications

ViewSonic's thin and light ViewBook Pro uses the technology and advanced features to support the high-performance Intel ULV Core 2 Duo processor. Featuring 1280 x 800 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, the ViewBook Pro's 13.3-inch LED backlit screen achieves the best balance between compact size, image quality and great readability for widescreen videos and multi-page documents. Mercury-free LED backlight technology also requires less power, stabilizes faster and has longer life as well as superior color uniformity. Experience outstanding smarter, greener computing, with all the performance you need for to meet your home/office.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:1in
Weight:3.5lbs
Width:12.7in

Display (Projector)

Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ViewSonic
Model:VNB131
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU7300
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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