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Viewsonic’s gTablet now available for $300 from Circuit City

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Miss out on Woot!’s deal for Viewsonic’s gTablet earlier this week?  Not to worry, Circuit City has the device available for $300, just $20 more than Woot! was charging.  The Android 2.2 tablet rocks an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 10.1” 1024×600 LED screen, 16GB of storage, WiFi and Bluetooth.  The device can also output 1080p through an optional HDMI dock connector.

Sure, the gTablet isn’t the newest tablet on the block.  But at $300, it offers a feature set that’s nearly on par with tablets twice its price.

Click here to order, and be sure to use the coupon code:  KGT24484 when checking out.

Woot!: ViewSonic’s 10.1” gTablet just $280 for one day only

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Not feeling the Motorola XOOM’s $600 price tag?  Save yourself three bills and surf on over to Woot.com, where ViewSonic’s gTablet is available for just $280.

Like the XOOM, the gTablet rocks a 10.1” screen on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.  The device also features a 1.3MP camera for web conferencing, WiFi and Bluetooth.  The gTablet comes with 16GB of memory installed via microSD card, which you can update to 32GB if you like.  The device can also output 1080p video with an optional HDMI dock.

Sure, the gTablet only runs Android 2.2, not Google’s Android 3.0 tablet OS.  Also, the device’s 512MB of memory is a bit small compared to other recently released tablets.  But the device’s $280 price tag is hard to beat, and as with other Woot! deals it will be available for one day only.

Check out the gTablet at Woot! here.

ViewSonic’s dual-boot ViewPad 10s hits the FCC, gets torn down

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Sure, the iPad 2 is getting the lion’s share of press today, but lets not forget about ViewSonic’s most recent foray into the tablet market.  The company’s ViewPad 10, which passed through the FCC today, is actually one of the more interesting tablets that we saw at CES this year.  The device sports an Intel Atom processor that can boot either Windows or Android OSes.  That’s a huge benefit for business users that rely heavily on Windows applications such as office, but also want a quick booting Android tablet.

Under the hood, the ViewPad 10 sports 16GB of SSD storage, 1GB of RAM and the aforementioned Intel Pine Trail N455 1.66GHz processor.  The device also has a 1.3 megapixel camera along with WiFi, Bluetooth and optional 3G provided by a Huawei mini PCI-E card.  The ViewPad 10’s 3200 mAh battery is expected to last just 4 hours however, so don’t expect battery life similar to an iPad.

Pricing for the ViewPad 10 starts at around $600, but the 3G unit pictured above will likely cost more.

Check out a video of the ViewPad 10 below, along with internal pics of the device courtesy of the FCC.

ViewSonic’s VS13727 All-in-One PC hits the FCC

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ViewSonic is well known for its monitors, but the company also has a line of relatively attractive all-in-one PCs.  Today, a new all-in-one from ViewSonic called the VS13727 made its way through the FCC, likely on its way to a US launch.

FCC documents don’t reveal much about the VS13727, but external photos show a funky bezel, an Intel logo, and a decently selection of ports, including what appears to be an HDMI out and digital audio out.

No word on pricing or availability at this point.

ViewSonic’s ViewPad 7 Android tablet hits the FCC

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You may have already picked up one of ViewSonic’s 10” Android tablets at Sears, but today a 7” tablet from the company called the ViewPad 7 made an appearance on the FCC.  The device, which is described by ViewSonic as a “Large Screen Smart Phone,” supports GSM bands 900, 1800, 1900 and 2100, allowing you to actually use the large device as a phone.

You can read the ViewPad7’s full specs here.  For the most part, it seems like a standard Android tablet.  We are a bit disappointed by the lack of internal memory and what appears to be a rather short battery life (4 to 6 hours).

You can pick up a ViewPad7 from importers such as Expansys for about $540.  No word when we’ll actually see the device on US store shelves.

Netbook from ViewSonic hits the FCC

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ViewSonic is well known for its monitors, but the company is rapidly expanding into new markets.  Today, the company passed a netbook through the FCC, adding to ViewSonic’s PC line that already includes an all-in-one PC and mini-desktop.

Specs for the netbook, which is currently known as the VNB102, include a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, 10” screen, 0.3MP camera, integrated graphics and WiFi.

I’m not really sure why ViewSonic would make the move to the netbook market – it’s not exactly a high margin business, and ViewSonic has no market presence to leverage.  Plus, the VNB102 isn’t a particularly unique netbook.

I do have to say, however, that ViewSonic’s VPC08, as uncovered by Engadget, is quite interesting.  Perhaps ViewSonic should focus on this device, rather than spending time playing in the crowded netbook market.

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