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Viewsonic VNB101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and build quality. The usability and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the design, and many are less positive about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

screen, portability, usability, build quality, keyboard

battery, touchpad, connectivity, energy

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

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

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ViewSonic VNB101 review

 

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

Good build quality ; Bluetooth

Power ; Battery life ; Screen

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ViewSonic VNB101 netbook

 

ViewSonic's VNB101 netbook won't turn many heads, but it's a decent, albeit quirky, little laptop for users who want something small and reasonably ea...

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...

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ViewSonic VNB101 review

 

The ViewSonic VNB101 is small and highly portable but, that aside, it doesn't have a great deal going for it. The keys are fiddly, its battery life is nothing to get excited about and its multi-touch capability feels poorly implemented. It's fairly...

Decent display

Small, cramped keys ; Jerky multi-touch mouse trackpad

Conclusion The ViewSonic VNB101 is a mediocre netbook. There's nothing tremendously wrong with it, but, by the same token, it doesn't do a great deal to stand out from the crowd. We'd only recommend it to those who have small fingers and low...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Viewsonic VNB101 review

 

It really takes a lot to get hot under the collar about a netbook these days. But that's exactly what the Viewsonic VNB101 is aiming for, thanks to a Linux–based add-on OS that lets you dive in for easy web access and VoIP chatter. But does this neat...

Linpus OS, great screen

Poor battery life, same old specs

An average netbook with a clever pared down OS, the Viewsonic VNB101 is let down by being a tad too basic

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ViewSonic VNB101

 

The world and his wife seem to be producing netbooks these days, and ViewSonic is the latest to jump in. Anyone expecting innovation will be disappointed, though, as the VNB101 is pretty standard fare, with a 1.66GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard...

Solid and well-built, but offers nothing we haven't seen from a dozen other netbooks

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows XP Home Edition
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Media Accelerator 950

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:945GSE
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N280
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