ViewSonic gTablet Review, Begging To Be Rooted

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Performance Benchmarks

We took the gTablet through a few of the more widely used tablet/smartphone benchmarks that you can currently find in the Android Marketplace.  The nice thing about using some of these tests is that you can pull them down yourself if you have an Android device, run them and compare our results to your own equipment if you like.

** Please note:  All scores on the devices listed below for the gTablet, were taken from the TNT Lite custom ROM installation and Android 2.2.

Benchmarking The G Tablet - CPU and Graphics
1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 (T20) Performance

The general take-away here is that the gTablet has a solid processing engine under the hood with best of class general compute performance (BenchmarkPi and Linpack scores) and very competitive graphics performance (An3DBench and Neocore).  The only processor in the field here that gives challenge to the NVIDIA Tegra 2 SoC in the gTablet, graphics-wise, is Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird processor that's found in the Galaxy Tab and the Epic 4G. With the An3D benchmark, we're looking more at raw fillrate comparisons, where as in Neocore it's OpenGL-ES performance for high efficiency rendering techniques on mobile devices.

From a standard compute perspective the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in the HTC EVO 4G, provides some competition for the Tegra 2 chip in the gTablet but all in all, the gTablet is a well balanced machine hardware-wise and offers leading-edge tablet horsepower for things like full 1080p HD video playback and mobile gaming.

A Note On Battery Life:  Though we weren't able to quantitatively measure battery life for you in a controlled benchmark environment, we did realize nearly 10 hrs of battery life with the gTablet under various light workloads like simple web browsing and music playback.  Video playback might consume the battery quicker, but all told this is about the best battery life performance we've realized yet in a tablet, even over the iPad.

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