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ViewSonic VNB131

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of ViewSonic VNB131. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The screen and durability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the keyboard and battery. The size and touchpad get mixed opinions.

portability, durability, screen, price, design

battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ViewSonic VNB131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

ViewSonic VNB131 ViewBook Pro

 

See our List of Favorite Laptops Click on one of our top pick pages below to see which were selected as “Best in Class 2017” by our seasoned tech editors. article continued below Best Ultrabooks Portable Power These premium laptops are thin, light and...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Techware Labs (techwarelabs.com)

Expert Review

 

Looking for a laptop that is as light as a Netbook and the performance of mid-level laptop and has a 13 inch screen? TechwareLabs is reviewed the ViewSonic 13.3-inch ViewBook Pro and we are impressed. Read on to see what this thin and light weight...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopviews.com)

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

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 ;

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

ViewSonic ViewBook Pro review

 

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

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

Body flexes under pressure ; Minor keyboard bug

A solid CULV option that has some decent features and great battery life, making it perfect for the regular traveller

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

ViewSonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 - 13.3in Laptop

 

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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

ViewSonic ViewBook Pro review

 

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.

We wanted to like Viewsonic's ViewBook Pro, but its comparatively short battery life and deeply flawed touchpad let it down. Although the ViewBook has its merits, such as its great display, the flaws prevent us from seeing it as a serious contender to...

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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

Audio system:HDA
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:4400
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:FCC

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / UMA

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:86
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:800
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:10/100 Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 70866.1
Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-30 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:AC 100–240V
Power supply type:19V DC; 65W / AC 100–240V
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Package weight:8.27

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH9M
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:SU7300
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:SU7300
Processor Number:SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
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: No
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 (VT-x):1
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):N
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:42791
Processor code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot: No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Cyberlink YouCam 3\nCyberlink MediaShow 5
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:TrendMicro Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.41
Height:0.669 / 0.984
Weight:3.53 / 3.62
Width:12.7