Published by OnlyBestLaptops, on Oct 01 2010, in the categories: ViewSonic
ViewSonic has sent its first netbook. This is the VNB101. Available in 3 colors, red, gold and black, this model comes complete job market already crowded with products easily differentiable from each other. The hook of the manufacturer on his computer is simple: thin, yet incredibly stylish and capable (Thin, Stylish, yet Amazingly Capable in original).
Handling, ergonomics. ViewSonic has chosen a glossy black shell for the proceeds received test. Aesthetic, yet this choice is synonymous with fingerprints from the first use. It seems that users are eager for this type of hull. We’re not very fans.
The keyboard surface holds up well to it. The buttons are large and responsive. Moreover, even if you press it strongly, they penetrate very slightly into the hull, which reassures us about the quality of the whole. Only two buttons are resized on the right of all, which is a very acceptable minimum. The touchpad is very broad and not multitouch. Understand by this that you can use two fingers at the same time, for example, resize or rotate a photo. We saw him forgive the surface available to us.
ViewSonic VNB101 netbooks web camlive webcam is far from convinced we have. His image softness, the clearest area burned and the sound of his microphone, very metallic.
Generally, the VNB101 is silent. However, when strongly solicited or placed on the knees of the user (which hampers the cooling), fans snap. There, the machine goes to “unnoticed” to “oh yeah by the way, a laptop that can make noise”.
The connection is quite classic 2 USB 1VGA, RJ45, 2 mini jack and 1 memory card reader 5 in 1 SD. Nothing surprising in this list you can find on any netbook.
On the device, two small hatches give access to anything for the first and RAM, 1 GB, for the second.
Calculations. In practice, the Intel Atom N280 of NVB101 provides little (if anything) from the ViewSonic VNB101N270 this on many netbooks.
In practice, this means computing times five times longer on average than our reference. Prefer small office applications rather than heavy video editing, will certainly possible, but take a crazy time.
Play 3D. 3D is not the strongest of netbooks. The graphics chip is not cut out for. Limit your securities in 2D and flash games like Minesweeper.
Audio. If the sound level emitted by the speakers, located on the forward edge of product, just enough to watch a movie alone with his machine. The headphone jack remains the best option for this product for damage control on the audio section.
Mobility Autonomy. The autonomy of VNB101 is disappointing results with just over 2 hour (2:09 to be precise) in continuous video playback screen 100 cd / m² and headphones connected.
Screen. Arrggghhh, a glossy! It is always a disappointment to find this type of screen on a product dedicated to mobility and fall here in the Viewsonic panel siren “is more beautiful” at the expense of visibility outside. Is a TN 5ms once again is chosen. Translate by reactive enough for the office and 2D games and viewing angle particularly closed down (the image turns black very quickly); The black level is 0.28 cd / m for 97 cd / m² brightness. This gives a contrast ratio of 346:1 and places it in the upper range of netbooks (which does not mean that it is a good result in absolute terms). The default colors are very blue.11