Viewsonic ViewPad 7 - 20 Day FREE Trial! - £288.27 @ Amazon

Viewsonic ViewPad 7 - 20 Day FREE Trial! - £288.27 @ Amazon

Found 30th Mar 2011
Buy It, Try It, Return It (if you want)

Unusual deal this one: essentially, Viewsonic are offering a 20-day free trial of their ViewPad 7. Buy one from any authorised retailer, try it, and if you aren't happy post it to Viewsonic for a full refund (including postage costs). If you aren't sure about whether you want a tablet, this seems like a good way to try one out.

Amazon is the cheapest price I can find, but if you prefer to buy in-store I think Maplin sells them, and possibly Selfridges.

The tablet itself has decent reviews, but seems a little limited by the 600Mhz processor. I won't post the specs - I'm sure you can find them somewhere else - this deal is about the free trial rather than the hardware. One thing to note is that this DOES have 3G and therefore the Marketplace installed from the off.

FAQ and T&Cs to be found here:

Important things to note:
- You can't request a return until you've had it for 20 days (Viewsonic want you to play with it), and you have to send it back to them within 30.
- It must be returned in the original packaging and in a barely-used condition, otherwise some of the refund may be deducted.
- You must buy from an authorised retailer: CCL, Scan, Insight, Misco, Amazon, Ebuyer, Shasonic, Selfridges, Maplin
- Maximum refund is £325, plus reasonable postage costs (£10)


but this price ipad1 now

Original Poster


but this price ipad1 now

But if you're undecided about the iPad, and whether you need a tablet, you can try this. Then you:

a. decide you don't like the ViewPad / Android / 7-inch screens, so return it and buy an iPad with your refund.
b. realise you don't need an iPad, and that you quite like the 3G functionality that this offers (and the similar-priced iPad doesn't) and keep the ViewPad.

Everyone wins.

Edited by: "Samme" 30th Mar 2011

I think this is such a good idea for all those that don't think the sun shines from Apples chocolate starfish!! (_;)

Cnet review - "The ViewPad 7 offers a solid platform for Android 2.2, but it comes off as an oversize, overpriced smartphone--not a Netbook alternative".

You may get a 20 day trial, but this is the same as the n700 which has been £250 at phones4u and £180 at hmv.

Get it from Maplin via Quidco and possibly get £20+ cashback too.

Not the most appealing of specs though imo.

Edited by: "Jaffo" 30th Mar 2011

600Mhz + Android = Rubbish
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