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ViewSonic VOT132

ViewSonic VOT132
alaScore 86

26 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 17 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 78/100. The average review date is Dec 14, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 321682 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of ViewSonic VOT132 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the size.


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Dec, 2018

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Viewsonic VOT132 nettop review


You don't need booming sales figures to tell you that netbooks have taken over the world -- the mobile computing world, at least. Their screenless and battery-...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : William Van Winkle (

ViewSonic VOT132


The VOT132 aims to put media and productivity computing in more places, not replace older, bigger PCs. ViewSonic bundles a mounting kit to snap the system onto a monitor's VESA mount, making it a zero-footprint PC. Alternatively, a stand comes...

No, this is definitely not for 3D gaming. But for productivity and local media, the VOT132 is a stylish, low-energy, space-saving alternative to conventional PCs.

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

ViewSonic VOT132 review


Nettops are the desktop cousins of netbooks - small cheap computers with not a lot of power. For basic web surfing and word processing, the Intel Atom processor provides a just enough performance, and the absence of a graphics card is hardly missed if...

The concept of a nettop with more power is good, although we hoped the combination of dual-core Atom, 2GB of RAM and nVidia graphics chip would put a clearer gap between this and a regular netbook. As it was, better graphics can be found on the Asus...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Harry Butler (

Viewsonic VOT 132 Atom+Ion Nettop Review


We've developed something of a love-hate relationship with nettops and netbooks. Despite the obvious advantages they offer in regards to portability and space, the under powered nature of the Intel Atom processor all too often leads to frustration,...

While the VOT 132's media capabilities are excellent and the dual core Atom processor makes multi-tasking a lot more realistic, there is a big flaw with the VOT 132 though: the amount of noise it makes. The slim line cooling fan mounted atop both the...

Nov, 2009

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Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini review


The Viewsonic VOT132 is a dinky little PC aimed just as much at your living room as the study. It packs in an impressive amount in its wee 190mm x 135mm x 24mm frame, including 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, NVIDIA ION graphics and the big...

We like the Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini, but knowing that a similarly specced Acer Aspire Revo upgrade is nearing release, we'd definitely hold tight on the wallet until the verdict is in on it. Right now, the Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini doesn't offer the...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Joe Minihane (

Viewsonic VOT132 PC Mini review


Punters with a predilection for PCs to stash video in the living room are currently being bombarded with a raft of killer options. And now you can add the Viewsonic VOT132 as a fierce competitor to the rejigged Mac Mini, and the HD-friendly Asus Eee...

Smaller than its rivals, specs to sate even the pickiest gadget fan

Noisy fan, HD graphics don't live up to expectations

A decent little nettop let down by its lack of under telly skills

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

ViewSonic VOT132 nettop review


Nettops are the desktop cousins of netbooks - small cheap computers with not a lot of power. For basic web surfing and word processing, the Intel Atom processor provides just enough performance, and the absence of a graphics card is hardly missed if...

The concept of a nettop with more power is good, although we hoped the combination of dual-core Atom, 2GB of RAM and nVidia graphics chip would put a clearer gap between this and a regular netbook. As it was, better graphics can be found on the Asus...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Great little system for HTPC


Foxconn has a barebones version of this, but if you buy 2GB memory, 320g 5400rpm drive, and a copy of windows 7, it comes to about the same price. Overall, it's a good bedroom HTPC, I don't think it'll be a good productivity system.

The unit is small, VESA mounts for behind the TV, or in my case, mounting on the wall being a wall mounted TV. The fan gets noisy when playing HD videos, but it won't drown out your sound ; Viewsonic's image on here is pretty slim, the only added...

First thing you should do is open the case up, remove the heatsink and clean their thermal grease off with alcohol and swabs. Buy some Arctic 5 and apply that instead. I had issues of overheating that lead to the system constantly locking up. Once I...

May, 2010

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Don't waste your time!


I bought this to be a simple media server for my large screen TV. Spent almost an entire day trying to get the wifi to work and loading programs and media. The wifi is so weak you need to be within 10 feet of your hub and on the third boot-up the unit...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Excellent Green Computer


I purchased this little nettop to act as a VNC server. To this end it has excelled remarkably. Most times I can't even tell I'm using a computer with an Atom processor. It is quick and does everything I need it too. The video and chipset is also a very...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Built with Intel Atom processor, this PC mini is ideal for surfing the web, setting up an entertainment hub or home office computing. Save desktop space by attaching the PC mini to your VESA ready monitor. The eco-friendly design uses up to 80% less energy consumption than standard PCs. ViewSonic PC mini's are the smart choice to work, play and connect virtually anywhere.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini PC


Certification:UL, cUL, CE, FCC-B, RoHS, Epeat, Energy Star / UL, cUL, CE, FCC-B, WEEE, IC
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:All-in-one
Color of product:Black / White
LED Indicators: Yes
Rack mounting: No
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75,100 x 100

Dimensions & Weight



Display included: No

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply input voltage:19

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Ion
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic


Chipset Type:NVIDIA ION
Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2




Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80 / 0 - 90 / 15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 80 / 0 - 90 / 15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 80 / 32 - 104
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 80 / 32 - 104

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / No

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / NVIDIA
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):12.2 x 10.6 x 2.56 / 8.98 x 6.18 x 3.62
Power supply type:AC/DC / DC
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No

Packaging Data

Package weight:3.09


Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
DVI-I ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Power supply:65
Power supply input voltage:19


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:AMD A50M
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
L2 cache:2
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:94
Number of processors installed:2
Processing die size:52
Processor:330 / E-350
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.4
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD E / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:330 / E-350
Processor Number:330
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA 437
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):8

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States: No
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 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):Y
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
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:35641
Processor code:SLG9Y
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 320

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None


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


On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION

Weight & Dimensions

Height:5.31 / 7.48
Package weight:3.09 / 30.9
Width:5.31 / 7.48