Bird lovers, the finch is the company symbol, know Viewsonic monitors as mid-performers within the budget minded community. No doubt this same corporate culture will spill over to their netbook.
I value a quality minded company that provides more than just the sum of a computer parts list. I value dependability, finishing touches, aggressive marketing, service and corporate reputation which are often undervalued by some. I'd like to be surprised by a Viewsonic netbook brand.
I've spent some time shopping for the holidays and looked at the Asus 1005HA brand for its winning service quality at the same price point. I didn't run across a Viewsonic.
I notice you didn't rave over the Viewsonic like you did the Lenovo's fit, finish and handling. Of course the Lenovo unit price is higher but you pay for the value the company brand adds.