ViewSonic ViewPad 10e now available – £199 for 9.7″ Android 2.3 tablet

One of ViewSonic’s numerous Android tablets is now available in the UK, with high street warehouse Argos selling the ViewPad 10e for £199. The ViewPad 10e comes with a 9.7″ IPS LCD screen running at 1024×768 resolution, powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 Processor, with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of media storage space inside.

The downer is it’ll arrive with Android 2.3 installed rather than a fancy tablet version of the OS, although you do get the SPB Shell “3D” user interface layered over the top of it, making it look a little more impressive on the big screen.

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Reviews beneath the Argos listing are a little… unflattering. Here are the tech specs of the 10e. The only thing we don’t know is if that screen is resistive or capacitive.

Processor 1Ghz Cortex A8 Processor
OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
LCD Monitor 9.7” IPS LCD 1024 x 768 ; XGA
Brightness 400 cd/m2 Brightness
Memory DDR3 512 MB
Internal Memory 4GB


Band Wifi only
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth BlueTooth 3.0 and 2.1 + EDR compatibility
External Memory Micro SD card slot
I/O Interface Micro USB/ Mini-HDMI/ 3.5mm headset audio jack
Audio Stereo speakers/ microphone
Sensors G-sensor
Cameras Front: CMOS 1.3MP
Battery Li-Polymer 5400mAh
Charger 12V/ 2Amp
USB Micro USB
Dimensions 241.6 x 188.6 x 9.1 mm
Weight 620 grams
Accessories Power adaptor (with plugs), Quick Start Guide, 1Mobile Market QSG, Compliance information, Micro USB cable

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  1. DTEG

     /  November 15, 2011

    Get this right, and it’s an iPad killer for sure. Right size, resolution, aspect, the lot. Good thing 1024×768 is a recognised legacy resolution, or Apple’s lawyers would be baying for a fight…

    • An iPad killer would need more memory, a faster processor and better battery life, the Apple badge on it and access to iTunes. Once they crack that the rest will follow.

      But this does look okay. Not quite stocking filler prices yet, though.

  2. The screen is IPS Capacitive, exactly the same as the iPad…

    Great product for £199.. I guess taking an Argos customers word for it could be risky.. will be keeping mine

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