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There's no question about it: 3D technology is HOT right now. Whether you're ready to hop on the bandwagon or just want to keep on top of what's out there, there are two new monitors that should be on your radar, the Acer HN274H and ViewSonic V3D245. Both of these 3D monitors feature embedded 3D emitters designed for NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. Both of these monitors share a number of similarities, but they also have some very obvious differences. Thanks to NVIDIA, Acer and ViewSonic, we were able to get our hands on both of these monitors so that we could give you a full hands-on look at what each one has to offer. Acer HN274H (left) and ViewSonic V3D245 (right) First up, we'll... Read more...
And the parent wars, continue. Microsoft has been drilling down agreements with companies left and right, largely getting them to dole out funds in exchange for using Android, which Microsoft claims uses their patents. It's a weird legal mess, and clearly there are some companies willing to fight it. But Acer and ViewSonic aren't in that group. Both companies have been churning out Android devices, and now, both companies have signed onto Microsoft's growing list of patent licensees. According to MS, both outfits have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for their tablets and mobile phones running the Android or Chrome Platform. Although... Read more...
ViewSonic announced the VG2732m-LED and VP2765-LED large format graphics and professional monitors. Both of these 27-inch monitors offer full HD 1920x1080 resolution and feature advanced LED based panels with an ultra high contrast ratio. The VP2765-LED also utilizes Advanced MVA (AMVA) LED panel technology. This monitor offers super wide 178/178 viewing angles and 300 nits brightness. The VG2732m-LED features a 20,000,000:1 MEGA contrast ratio and integrated hidden stereo speakers. The VG2732m-LED also has Energy Star and EPEAT Silver certifications. Both monitors feature a ThinEdge slim bezel display and multiple connectivity options including DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA, and a 4-port USB hub.... Read more...
We’ve kept you apprised of ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10 and its associated updates, and now there’s one more chapter in the story with the release of the ViewPad 10pro. ViewSonic's new 10.1-inch ViewPad 10pro has specs that are similar to the ViewPad 10, which was released back in March. The primary difference is that the ViewPad 10pro has a different processor and chipset--the 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 (Oak Trail) and SM35 Intel embedded DX9 as opposed to the ViewPad 10’s 1.66GHz Intel N455 (Pine Trail) and Mobile NM10 Express. The newer model is also rated for double the battery life (8 hours), and it runs a newer version of Android on top of the Windows 7 operating system (version... Read more...
ViewSonic is adding a new 3D LED monitor to its lineup. The new V3D245 is a 24-inch 3D, full HD (1080p) LED monitor that features a built-in NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless emitter and comes with NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses. This monitor features a 120Hz frame refresh rate, 2ms video response time, 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 nits high brightness. The V3D245 also offers HDMI 1.4, making it easy to connect the monitor to the latest Blu-ray 3D players or PS3 consoles. ViewSonic’s V3D245 3D monitor will be available in mid-to-late August for an estimated street price of $499. ViewSonic Drives Display Innovation with New 3D Vision LED Monitor ViewSonic’s V3D245 monitor includes... Read more...
ViewSonic is expanding its tablet offerings by introducing the ViewBook 730. The ViewBook 730 targets budget-minded users. This tablet runs on Android 2.2 and an ARM Cortex-A8 1Ghz processor. Connectivity options for the ViewBook 730 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and HDMI. The ViewBook 730 features a 7-inch, 800x480 LED backlit screen with RiteTouch technology. The tablet comes with the Amazon Appstore and many popular applications as well as the Amazon Kindle eReader software and Flash 10.1 support. The ViewBook 730 has 8GB of memory onboard and a microSD slot for expansion up to 32GB. The ViewBook 730 will be available at the end of June for approximately $249.99. ViewSonic Changes the Face of... Read more...
If reports from "reliable sources" are to be believed, pocket-lint is claiming ViewSonic will introduce the world's first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet at Computex at the end of this month.  The ViewSonic ViewPad 7x will be a new Android tablet in the company's lineup. It will sit above the current 7-inch ViewPad 7 but it won't replace it. The new ViewPad 7x will sport Google's tablet-friendly Android OS, better known as Honeycomb. Assuming ViewSonic launches the tablet at Computex, it will likely be the first 7-inch tablet announced with this OS. In addition to Honeycomb, the ViewPad 7x is expected to sport a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chip as well as two cameras (front- and rear-facing), and HSPA+... Read more...
Is 3D ready for primetime? Does it have staying power? Is it here to stay, and will it really be the next meaningful revolution in television technology? That all remains to be seen, of course, but there's no doubt that 3D has made a material impact in things. You can't go a day in the consumer electronics world without hearing of 3D, and today's no different. ViewSonic has just issued the VP3D1 converter box, which lets 3D-ready projectors show 3D consumer content. In other words, those that use this can view their favorite 3D Blu-ray, PlayStation3 3D games, 3D TV broadcasts and other Full HD 1080p 3D content on their current home theater projector. The device has dual HDMI 1.4a inputs (and... Read more...
ViewSonic recently announced an update for its ViewPad 10 tablet. After updating, users of this 10.1-inch tablet will enjoy Android 2.2. The update is free and ViewSonic says it’s easy to install. This dual-OS tablet also runs Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional, depending on your chosen configuration. The ViewPad 10 is powered by an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor and 2GB of memory. ViewSonic Updates Android OS for ViewPad® 10 Tablet The best of both worlds just got better with Windows® 7 and Google Android™ 2.2 WALNUT, Calif. – May 3, 2011 – Following its recent North American availability announcement for the ViewPad 10,ViewSonic Corp., a leading global... Read more...
ViewSonic’s new ViewPad 10 tablet is now available. This 10.1-inch dual-boot tablet offer users a choice between Windows 7 and Google Android. The ViewPad 10 is powered by an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor and 2GB of memory. The capacitive touch panel supports a resolution of 1024x600 and supports multi-touch functionality. We mentioned Android is available on the tablet—the downside is that this is Android 1.6. As for Windows 7, there are two options: Windows 7 Home Premium (with a 16GB SSD hard drive) or Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD hard drive). ViewSonic Delivers the Best of Both Worlds with Immediate Availability of its ViewPad® 10 Tablet 10.1” dual-boot tablet... Read more...
The first Android 2.3 device may also be the last Android 2.3 device, according to a report from Pocket-lint. Speaking to a representative from Viewsonic, the site learned that Android 2.3 was being end-of-lifed, because of incompatibilities with Honeycomb apps. The change in strategy is being made "to ensure that dual-core apps designed for Honeycomb (Android 3.0) will be compatible with single-core devices running 2.4." To make things still more confusing, Android 2.4 won't be Ice Cream (Sandwich), as originally thought, but instead be Gingerbread, just as Android 2.3 is. The information comes from Viewsonic, who told Pocket-lint that the ViewPad 4 smartphone will be carrying Android 2.4 when... Read more...
A few manufacturers have forged on and released 10-inch Android tablets regardless of Google's hamstringing of it, by limiting Android Marketplace functionality on any device larger than 7 inches.  It's a hard line to walk without Google's blessing until Honeycomb is released but ViewSonic has stepped out with their 10-inch gTablet and we've spent some quality time with it. The gTablet is driven by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, comes equipped with 512MB of RAM, 16GB of Flash storage and a myriad of expansion options.  We'll first give you a hands-on demo of the device and then break down the features and performance of it, to help complete the picture.... Read more...
So, why haven't we seen more 10-inch or larger Android tablets to compete with the iPad?  That's a question we've been asking and we're sure many of you have the been wondering about the situation as well.  The primary reason is that Google's tablet-targeted operating system isn't here just yet.  The latest version, Android 2.2, which is installed on most 7-inch and smaller slates like Samsung's Galaxy Tab and the Dell Streak, is Google's smartphone OS.  Honeycomb is the OS that Google is slating for tablets (pun intended) and all the hype manufacturers can muster won't push the release earlier than when Google says it's ready.  Though it does appear that at least one... Read more...
What's the definition of a tablet these days? Generally, most tablets are between 7" and 12", but ViewSonic has us wondering if that's the case. The company has just introduced what they're calling a new tablet at CES. The ViewPad 4 is joining the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10. You could probably guess, but the ViewPad 4 is a 4.1" tablet. What's interesting is that there are smartphones on the market today with larger screens than this. Many of the phones announced at CES this week have 4.3" displays. So, what's the deal? The deal is that this could easily be called a smartphone. In truth, it really is. It's just like a normal tablet in terms of functionality and performance, but far more portable,... Read more...
In this episode of Two and Half Geeks Iyaz and the crew from HotHardware talk about upgrading the Dell Streak to FroYo—and the huge performance gains that come with it--AMD's brand new "Cayman" based Radeon HD 6900 series, the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 Android-based tablet, and NVIDIA's discrete GPU design wins and Sandy Bridge. We also mention our holiday sweepstakes, which is in its final days, and give some quick glimpses of upcoming hardware… Show Notes: 00:56 - Android 2.2 FroYo Breathes New Life Into Dell Streak 03:18 - AMD Radeon HD 6970 & 6950 Debut: Enter Cayman 06:13 - ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android Tablet Review 09:43 - Nvidia Fears Not Sandy Bridge's "Basic"... Read more...
In recent days, there has been quite a lot of talk surrounding the ViewSonic G-Tablet. Specifically, Staples put up a sign saying that due to a manufacturing defect, the units would no longer be sold or stocked in stores. That's a pretty bad thing to happen to a company that's already fighting an uphill battle for recognition against Samsung's Galaxy Tab and Apple's iPad, and now they have come forward with their side of the story. And as you might imagine, they're signing a very different tune. The G-Tablet caught a lot of attention early because of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip inside. Few tablets use this chip, so any one that does obviously sees a lot of attention. ViewSonic claims that some of... Read more...
ViewSonic is a household name that many consumers can identify with in terms of their lineage in the LCD market. So, at least on the surface, it would make sense that a panel manufacturer would have solid leverage in components and materials, to compete in the white-hot tablet arena. We gave you a preview of their 10-inch Tegra 2-based g-tablet, not long ago and we actually have that in house right now for testing, though there are OS updates coming that we're hearing should offer a better experience. In the meantime, we also have their 7-inch ViewPad 7 tablet here and it has been recently buffed out with Android 2.2 for what is arguably the best tablet experience on the market currently, at... Read more...
It seems like we've all been waiting for "the iPad killer." It's not that anybody thinks Apple's slate device needs to be knocked off its perch directly, but let's be honest, consumers benefit from competitive options to choose from, whether it be strictly on price or performance and innovation. 7 and 10-inch Android and Windows based tablets have been trickling out from various manufacturers over the past few months, though the pace of both development and release of these devices doesn't appear to be happening fast enough to keep pace with Apple this holiday season.  Sure, Samsung stepped up with some significant buzz for the Galaxy Tab, but in a lot of ways the total solution... Read more...
2010 wasn't Tegra's banner year the way we thought it might be after seeing the Tegra 250 platform demo'd at last year's CES. There are signs, however, that 2011 may turn out differently. According to DigiTimes, multiple PC OEMs are warming up to Tegra after watching consumers ardently embrace the iPad. The success of Apple's tablet, according to some, has actually helped Android+ARM by demonstrating that non-Wintel systems can offer compelling user experiences. It's difficult to underestimate how important Tegra is to Nvidia's long-term future; the company has bet that Tesla and Tegra will become its primary sources of revenue over the next few years. When we spoke to the company in August,... Read more...
This week on Two and A Half Geeks, Iyaz, Marco and Dave cover the pilot of Google's first Chrome OS based notebook, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 570 high end graphics card, ViewSonic's new GTab and ViewPad Android Tablet PCs, the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor and our monthly sweepstakes where you can win a killer new gaming rig! Show Notes: 00:36 - Google Ships First Chrome OS Notebook: CR-48 03:56 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 DirectX 11 GPU Review 04:58 - Viewsonic GTab and ViewPad Android-based Tablet Sneak Peek 08:39 - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review 10:46 - HH Holiday Sweepstakes with Digital Storm - Win A Killer System!... Read more...
Touch 'em all! It used to be a baseball saying when talking about a home run, but now it's just as meaningful in the LCD and PC market. ViewSonic just can't resist the urge any longer, today introducing their latest updates by bringing out a multi-touch monitor and a touch-panel all-in-one PC. The VX2258wm display comes first, with a 22" Full HD touch screen, a 1920x1080 resolutio, a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and an Energy Star 5.0 rating. There's also VGA and DVI outputs as well as integrated speakers, and if the stand isn't good enough, it supports wall mounting as well. The ViewSonic VPC220T looks nearly identical, but inside of its shell is a full-fledged PC. It's a 22" AIO PC with... Read more...
Who says you have to be rich to enjoy 1080p? The projector market has become increasingly crowded in recent years, and that has led to price slides across the board. ViewSonic's newest projector is a 1080p model, yet it breaks the $1000 price barrier. That's not too common these days, making the Pro8200 somewhat of a bargain for those looking to add 1080p to their basement home cinema setup. The device is the newest addition to the Pro 8 Series projector line, relying on a DLP engine, BrilliantColor technology, 2000 lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. It uses a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 7-segment color wheel, and it has two HDMI 1.3 inputs, a component video input, and an RS232 control port for... Read more...
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