Wednesday, March 9th 2011

ViewSonic Delivers the Best of Both Worlds with Availability of its ViewPad 10 Tablet

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced North American availability of the ViewPad 10. Giving users a choice between Windows 7 and Google Android within the same device, this 10.1” dual-boot tablet is ideal for maximizing business productivity alongside entertainment.

“The lines of professional and personal life are blurring, which creates a need for devices that are suited for both sides,” said Adam Hanin, vice president of marketing for ViewSonic Americas. “The ViewPad 10 delivers just that by enabling users to merge business productivity with personal enjoyment anywhere, anytime. We are proud of our 10-year tablet history and are dedicated to further extending our tablet product portfolio to meet every individual need.”
Packed with a high speed Intel Atom 1.66 GHz processor and integrated 2GB of memory, the ViewPad 10 is a powerhouse of mobile computing. Built with a 1024x600 panel with LED backlight technology partnered with capacitive multi-touch functionality, the device provides a crystal clear viewing experience, even when multitasking across several applications.

The ViewPad 10 enables consumers to take Windows on the road, allowing access to Flash-based content and programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat, wherever they are. Plus social media applications like Facebook and Twitter, sharing photos and surfing the Web through Google’s Android 1.6 platform are only a switch away, making this device the perfect companion for those looking to work, play and share on the go. Throw in the built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and 1.3 megapixel built-in front camera, the ViewPad 10 is fully optimized to keep users connected.

To ensure the ViewPad 10 grows with each person’s individual needs, the device offers expandable memory options via a micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional space. The dual-boot ViewPad 10 is now available – with Android 1.6 and either Windows 7 Home Premium (with a 16GB SSD hard drive) or Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD hard drive) for respective ESPs of $599 and $679.
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9 Comments on ViewSonic Delivers the Best of Both Worlds with Availability of its ViewPad 10 Tablet

droid 1.6 lol is it wind up too
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N455 1.66GHz + Android 1.6 = Fail, and windows Tablets so far are really bad.

it must be able to update though
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Way, way overpriced.
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Sigh and at one time Viewsonic just focused on making real good monitors...what happened to you man, you used to be cool!! :D

Liked dealing with them last time my monitor had an issue. Was real easy since they got operations right next to me. Walked into main office and there is a big bird cage with the real life birds that make up their logo. Was quiet tho, don't think they are used to people actually bringing their RMAs in personally.
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I'm guessing battery life for this would be quite poor.
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KainXS said:
it must be able to update though
Are you talking about Android update, or Windows Update?
I'm sure it will benefit from monthly Windows security updates from Microsoft.

I believe you were thinking about Android updates - then forget it.
1.6 is the latest for x86. If Google ever releases next version, Viewsonic won't bother.
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"Packed with a high speed Intel Atom 1.66 GHz processor" - thats scary speed :roll:

The Asus 10.1" tablet PC with Core i3 is much better.
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suraswami said:
"Packed with a high speed Intel Atom 1.66 GHz processor" - thats scary speed :roll:

The Asus 10.1" tablet PC with Core i3 is much better.
Put a Sandy Bridge in it and it's still a Windows laptop without a keyboard. It's not the hardware, it's user experience.
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Atom is fail for tablet anyway.
1 = Atom don't have much to offer, apart from old dx 8 games
2 = Tegra tablets are more cheaper
3 = horrible HD playback
4 = battery life not as good as the true android device (ARM based)
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