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ViewSonic gTablet 10.1" Multi-touch Tablet

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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ViewSonic gTablet 10.1" Multi-touch Tablet
$239.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

llamabox


quality posts: 36 Private Messages llamabox

Haha, Woot you so culturally relevant!

Make your own damn beer

fragdaddy2007


quality posts: 7 Private Messages fragdaddy2007

I have had one since the first woot.

Its amazingly good value, with a little work it can be one of the fastest devices out there.

You can even put Android 3.0 Honeycomb on them now!


Also, here is a quadrant score from mine:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/frag_daddy_2007/P20110804134140.png

mattlscc


quality posts: 34 Private Messages mattlscc

Come on people, you can't just put the letter 'g' in a name and expect it to turn to gold. ;)

brchickery


quality posts: 2 Private Messages brchickery

Now this is just downright funny... I wonder if anyone will buy these... I mean why the heck would you?

w00tgurl


quality posts: 26 Private Messages w00tgurl

i wonder if this comes in full color models too. this models looks to be only sepia

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brendan948725


quality posts: 39 Private Messages brendan948725

This tablet does NOT have a version of Android optimized for a tablet. Be afraid... be very afraid.



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axphw1


quality posts: 12 Private Messages axphw1

Love the write-up

GuardianBob


quality posts: 11 Private Messages GuardianBob

With the stock ROM, random reboot abound.

Rooting and put Cyanogen 7.0.2 I got 280 hours of up time.

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1070 Private Messages whatsamattaU

Previous woot:

http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4503845

For the record, $239.99 (by the way, any idea why the wootalyzer doesn't get saved for the future when we look back on sales?).

jtown4321


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jtown4321

Was looking for an HP woot!

I've almost pulled the trigger on this tablet 3 times now. Opted for the transformer BC I couldn't get over the screen reviews... plus the dock goodness.

cherman1


quality posts: 4 Private Messages cherman1

I love my Viewsonic I bought NEW (HAHA) a few months ago that came from WOOT with scratches and fingerprints. Now I love it even more that it's $50.00 less.

With $99-150 HPs ... good luck selling out on these.

thegame21x


quality posts: 1 Private Messages thegame21x

Bought one when it was $270 through Woot. Don't regret it for a second.

I got one of those $150 Touchpads too. I'm looking forward to comparing the two once it gets here. The G-Tablet is a fantastic deal for $240.

gormnt


quality posts: 2 Private Messages gormnt

Bought it and was very happy with it. Just have to customize it a bit and its a great tablet.

nickbuol


quality posts: 1 Private Messages nickbuol

Got one of these a few months back. Put on Vegan-Tab ROM (new O/S of sorts) and it is pretty sweet. Not sure how it compares today to other offerings, but yeah. If you don't want to learn (it was very easy) how to put a new ROM on this thing, then stay away. The default interface is pure crap. If you want to spend just an hour or so reading the easy step by step instructions on how to remove and replace the default interface, then this is pretty darn good.

FYI, I paid $279.00 for it back in April from Woot.

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LeeLorenz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages LeeLorenz

Wow, Woot, this is going to be a tough sell with all those "debranded" (to use a term familiar to Wooters here) tablets that hit the market this weekend.

A certain "Debrander" has pretty much wrecked the market for tablets for at least the next few weeks, and no matter how great this tablet is, nor how great the price is, it isn't $99 great.

Better luck next time!

mrsly69


quality posts: 27 Private Messages mrsly69


Not a great price for a major downgrade from an apple Ipad or Ipad2. The market is going through a major shake up. You will be getting these IPad knock offs for $100 in a few months. The war is over and Apple won. WOW, 10 years ago I would have said Apple was over. Steve Jobs should be given the keys to corporate America. I don't think I would buy this for $99. Maybe $69. LOL

synthsis


quality posts: 1 Private Messages synthsis

literally snagged my Touchpad 20 minutes ago after fighting all weekend to find one. Way to be ironic good ol' woot.

fragdaddy2007


quality posts: 7 Private Messages fragdaddy2007
brendan948725 wrote:This tablet does NOT have a version of Android optimized for a tablet. Be afraid... be very afraid.



It takes 13 minutes (I timed it) to get it on 3.0.

phiyuku


quality posts: 2 Private Messages phiyuku

So yeah... Get a TouchPad hope it gets Android and it will be 100x better than this for the price. Oh Gawd I hope they get Android cause then I can sell the 500 I hogged at a nice premium. An Android tablet with the TouchPad specs is easily worth $300 and sell easily for $200.

joybus


quality posts: 5 Private Messages joybus

Ran VEGAnTab, then Cyanogen MOD, now Flashback Honeycomb 7.2. Keeps getting better every time. Ultimate hacker's tablet.

iPad weenies and TouchPad dead-enders need not apply

joedacus


quality posts: 1 Private Messages joedacus

I bought this back in April and manually upgraded it to Android 3, aka "Honeycomb". It's an excellent tablet, and almost half of what my wife paid for an iPad. Highly recommend whether you upgrade it not. Have not had any issues.

aaltieri


quality posts: 23 Private Messages aaltieri
brendan948725 wrote:This tablet does NOT have a version of Android optimized for a tablet. Be afraid... be very afraid.



I've been using one of these for well over 18 months now.

Exactly what is it of which I should be afraid?

Should I be afraid that it plays 1080p over an HDMI connection?

Perhaps I should be afraid of the solid firmware available on XDA-Devs?

Maybe I should be afraid of the thousands upon thousands of applications that work perfectly well on this?

What is it, exactly, you'd like me to fear?

Please do tell!

Talesin


quality posts: 13 Private Messages Talesin

Bought one of these in one of the prior postings.

Short version.
Pro:
-Tegra 2 gaming is awesome
-Touchscreen is accurate and responsive
-Full-size host USB port is great to have
-Expandable with MicroSD
-Speakers are surprisingly good for the size/form factor.
-Not security-locked, so no need to go through a jailbreak process to get root, just load your new ROM as you like, by copying a few files to a mSD and following simple instructions. Easy peasy, and VEGAn-Tab is a *VAST* improvement over the stock firmware.

Con:
-Viewing angles suck. A *lot*. If you aren't moving too much you can position it so you can read/work with the tablet, but it's a very small angle where things look good. Easier to get in the sweet spot if you turn the unit upside down (thick part or the bezel at the top) when holding it naturally (on your lap, propped up on a table, etc). Easily the WORST part of owning one of these; I've been tempted to get an ASUS Transformer just as it uses the same screen type as my Nook Color (which is a night-and-day difference).
-Cannot charge over USB connection to computer.


At this point, it's become primarily the best (and most expensive) alarm clock that I've ever owned, when paired with Gentle Alarm and Clocksync. Great for people with glasses as you can set the font size to 'I'm blind!' and read it from bed due to the size.

grw4w34


quality posts: 1 Private Messages grw4w34

Got this last time (and posting with it now). Great device once you put a new ROM on it. Currently rocking gtabcomb 3.3 and it is awesome.

johnnyandgir


quality posts: 3 Private Messages johnnyandgir

Oh wait, you were looking to do a custom rom?

Super easy business! I cracked my viewsonic when I bought it from Woot! the last time. The VeganTab crack is absolutely amazing! Here's the link:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=874258

Be sure to read through it and do the marketplace fix that it talks about. And also, feel free to get a hold of me if you have any questions regarding cracking it.

have fun!

Cooter007


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Cooter007

Bought one the first time around and after I flashed the ROM I absolutely loved it, but now it won't turn on. Worked great for months but one day when I tried to turn it on....nothing. Yes I tried NVFLASH in APX mode, but the computer won't recognize it anymore. Took it apart unhooked the battery, pressed the reset button but still nothing. I really miss it and for the price you won't find anything better (after a ROM upgrade) but I just can't risk losing more money.

The CyberSlug


quality posts: 0 Private Messages The CyberSlug

Reading woot on one right now.

Clockwork, Cyanogen, Hackers Keyboard

MajorCrash


quality posts: 2 Private Messages MajorCrash
mrsly69 wrote:Not a great price for a major downgrade from an apple Ipad or Ipad2. The market is going through a major shake up. You will be getting these IPad knock offs for $100 in a few months. The war is over and Apple won. WOW, 10 years ago I would have said Apple was over. Steve Jobs should be given the keys to corporate America. I don't think I would buy this for $99. Maybe $69. LOL



One company giving up on something in which they weren't all that interested in the first place doesn't mean that Apple won.

zekecatz


quality posts: 202 Private Messages zekecatz
axphw1 wrote:Love the write-up



I have always thought the name Earl just about shouts creeper.

coryhamma


quality posts: 0 Private Messages coryhamma

So how does 1024x600 resolution magically become 1080P?

Is there some magical way 600 lines become 1080 lines? I thought they might "fudge it" because it has some external video output that might support 1920x1080 resolution, but alas, it does not.

docflash


quality posts: 17 Private Messages docflash

i wooted one when it was first here. i've also got an ipad and an ipad 2.

i agree with using an aftermarket ROM. i've got cyanogen on mine, and it's a lot better than the OEM.

that said, it's got a few advantages over the apples. and the apples have quite a few advantages over it.

the ipads are definitely sexier in terms of their design. they're sleeker and lighter.

OTOH, unless you jailbreak the ipad, they're frustrating. you can't access the file system. you can't use a lot of accessories (printers, keyboards) not "blessed" by apple. of course, this makes them harder to screw up.

the battery life on the apples is much better. i can go a whole 8 to 10 hours at work with the ipad, and when i leave it unplugged for a couple of nights, it doesn't lose significant charge. my Gtab loses charge faster in use, and MUCH faster overnite.

having removable media (micro-sd) on the gtab is a major plus. so is having a real usb port.

with amazon prime, i can go to the amazon (non-mobile) website and stream thousands of movies and tv shows for free. the gtab has decent stereo sound, too.

at this price, you could get 2 gtabs for less than one ipad. it's a good deal.

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more quotes.

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1070 Private Messages whatsamattaU

bmilne


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bmilne

Even better than VEGAn ROM, I'm running Honeycomb 3.0 on mine without any issues. The build comes already rooted and overclocked and benchmarks show this device outperforming every other tablet on the market.

sdc100


quality posts: 506 Private Messages sdc100

Am watching CNN, and just saw a commercial for the HP TouchPad "starting at $399." Shouldn't HP pull the ads? Even if their contract says that CNN will offer no refund, airing such an ad only confuses consumers since the TouchPad is now only $99 and $149, if you can still find one. Seeing the $399 price not only scares potential buyers, but also invite mockery given the product's demise.

aaltieri


quality posts: 23 Private Messages aaltieri
mrsly69 wrote:Not a great price for a major downgrade from an apple Ipad or Ipad2. The market is going through a major shake up. You will be getting these IPad knock offs for $100 in a few months. The war is over and Apple won. WOW, 10 years ago I would have said Apple was over. Steve Jobs should be given the keys to corporate America. I don't think I would buy this for $99. Maybe $69. LOL




What market shake up? The market where HP killed off its tablet after two months? The sudden drop in price was because HP is run by complete poooonys who spent over a billion dollars for a tablet they had in the market for I think three weeks before the first price drop. Now they are out of the market entirely.

I'm not sure how ONE failed tablet means Apple won. I mean, doesn't the last line of your post betray your point? You admit that ten years ago you thought Apple was done.

So why are you so convinced now that no one else can ever turn anything around and replace Apple (who replaced Microsoft)?

--mop


dep3che


quality posts: 1 Private Messages dep3che

I take it someone didn't get the memo about this weekend.... lol

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KyserSoze


quality posts: 18 Private Messages KyserSoze


Go Texas! You gotta carry the rest of Woot nation.

cpage


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cpage

I can believe that yesterday's touch*smart* was pre-planned, but two ironic woots in a row is stretching it a bit.

This would still be a good woot if it had an IPS screen, but given the complaints about viewing angles...