tablets

Vizio VTab Tablet Review

Bad battery life hobbles the VTab against the competition right out of the gate.

November 07, 2011
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Music & Audio Controls

Because the operating system of the VIZIO VTab is Android 2 based, users are damned to suffer through one of Google's older attempts at a media management interface that graced some of the worst tablets we've ever reviewed. Though the VIZIO VTab performs considerably better than those aforementioned tablets, chances are good that you'll be rooting for the battery-protecting automatic screen dimmer to kick in.

Music & Audio Controls Image
We yearn for a more attractive playback screen.

Much like other iterations of Android 2 tablets, you can create playlists, browse via a scrub bar, or organize what few files you can fit onto the hard drive. The interface is very ugly, but it gets the job done.

Music & Audio Management

When you download or import your music, most of your files will automatically be sorted by filetype via the Android operating system, with your files showing up in the music folder. You can also drop them directly into this folder using your USB connection if you have a PC or the correct software installed on a Mac.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Music & Audio Formats

Music & Audio Battery Life

Because the screen can be automatically shut off after a period of inactivity, if you were to listen to music and do nothing else, the battery will last you over 24 hours of straight playback. We know you'll probably do more than use the VIZIO VTab as a standalone music player, but be aware that this isn't such a huge drain on the battery.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Blackberry PlayBook Comparison
  12. Dell Streak 7 Comparison
  13. Conclusion
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Compare Prices
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

What's Your Take?

All Comments