Product Review (submitted on January 15, 2012):
First off, this is a great tablet for the price, $189.00 at Costco. I have to agree with almost all the reviews that having a storage space for the SD Card and not being able to easily access it for placing apps on the external memory is one of it's biggest letdowns. You have to go into settings and find applications, and hit the manage your applications. Then choose your application and move it to your SD card. Very similar to your Android phone. It would be nice to have the option when downloading an app to be able to choose where the application should reside. Also, the OS seems to block some of the apps I want to use from the Market. I am very disappointed with that. My Android phone allows me to access them all, but yet a stylish well priced Android tablet keeps me from getting to them.
I have changed the look of the tablet with Launcher Pro and it feels similar to my Android phone. The tablet responds well without that much lag. The screen is very responsive to touch, which is a big plus to me. This size is perfect for typing and texting. I love the split keyboard when you go landscape with the pad. The weight however is surprisingly a little bit more than you'd expect in it's weight to size ratio. The battery life is so so. I kinda expected it to be about what it is. It lasts about as long as my netbook does in hours and usage.
OK Vizio, I know you are reading all these remarks. Time for you to go back and make some subtle changes and bring them to us via Version upgrade and you will have hit it outta the park. I would give this tablet a 4 out of 5 rating if that was applicable.
As you can see in my past review I was very happy with the tablet that Vizio has here. My only hope is that they make the next generation with a back camera and a dual core processor with at least a Gig of RAM. I wrapped this up and put it under my tree shortly before Thansksgiving and upon opening it on Christmas Day and charging it. I noticed many updates that came out during the month and a half I did not use it. I believe it is open to all the apps in the Android Market now, or very close to it.
Thank you Vizio for making a tablet that is cost conscious and user friendly. I cannot wait for the next generation tablet, as I will be purchasing another one.