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Vizio VTab Tablet Review

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

November 07, 2011
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Screen

The smallish screen of the VIZIO VTab has rough dimensions of 4.8125 x 6.4375 inches, and a resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels. Equipped with a capacitive touchscreen, a light touch will be all that's required to operate the user interface of the VIZIO VTab.

Front Image

Indoor & Outdoor Use

Because the VIZIO VTab uses an LED-backlit LCD screen, it has significant difficulties producing an image that can be seen in situations with bright or direct sunlight. Because LCD screens rely on a strong backlight for their image to be seen well, the ambient lighting situation almost matters more than how brightly the screen shines. Ambient light levels that overwhelm the peak brightness of the tablet will make the picture look washed-out, or at worst impossible to see (beaches are notorious for this). It's probably best to keep this one indoors.

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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
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