ViewSonic's VNB108 is your typical netbook without too many unusual surprises.
Having said that, it's probably one of the better ones on the market right now. It is based on Intel's new Pinetrail N450 CPU which offers around about 20% better battery life than previous models. It also offers a brilliant 10.1-inch LED-backlit screen that blocks out annoying reflections as well as basically eliminates finger print issues.
As far as styling goes, it is one good looking netbook. The black model which we tested uses a high quality plastic material that not only looks good, but is also solid. The surface is also smooth. It is a very simplistic looking netbook, but manages to create enough style that it is also very easy on the eye. The keyboard is also one of the better ones when comparing to other netbooks, taking up about 98% of the front and offering medium sized keys. Even someone like myself with big fingers adjusted in only a short time from a full size desktop keyboard.
As for the down sides, the screen resolution only supports a maximum of 1024 x 600. We would have much preferred a 1280 x 720P HD resolution, though we understand that all current 10.1" netbooks only go as high as 1024 x 600 (as far as we know, that is) to keep with the 16:10 widescreen ratio. The track pad is a good size, but the mouse buttons need some work. I found the right click button particularly hard to get used to as it does require quite a hard push to get response from it and this is something ViewSonic needs to address in upcoming models.
As far as performance goes, it's a netbook and they basically all offer rather similar performance. We cannot comment too much on price as the netbook is only available for sale in Asia, but in Taiwan it has a price tag that works out to be around 376 USD which is a little higher than other comparable models, but also pretty good value for money in my books.
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