Here comes something new in Tablets, at least I never heard of it. ViewPad 10 from Viewsonic gives you a Dual OS of Windows 7 and Google Android on the tablet. This tablet runs both Windows 7 and Android 2.3 simultaneously and you can just click a icon to start Android right inside Windows 7. Viewsonic ViewPad Pro is powered by new 1.5GHz IntelÂ® Atomâ„¢ processor Z670 with 2GB of integrated memory, built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, an HDMI out for content sharing, a 1.3 megapixel built-in front camera and a high capacity battery for up to 8 hours of battery life.
Overview (from ViewSonic)
Integrated with the latest IntelÂ® Z670 processor engineered specifically for tablets, the ViewPad 10pro 10.1″ Dual OS tablet delivers the ultimate in mobility and productivity. Optimized to support a wide range of business and commercial applications, ViewPad 10pro is the ideal choice for on-the-go professionals. Experience a new world of usability, connectivity and performance with state-of-the-art cloud computing technology. Weighing in at only 1.85lbs, ViewPad 10pro gives you two powerful operating systems in one small package. Enjoy the full WindowsÂ® experience with all your familiar apps and documents, and switch over to Androidâ„¢ instantly for the best mobile entertainment. Your favorite media, social networking and apps are all right at your fingertips. Packed with rich features including a capacitive multi-touch 1026×600 high resolution screen, 1.3MP webcam, mini HDMI port and optional docking station *, ViewPad 10pro guarantees you the computing power and extended battery life for the best mobile computing experience.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs as an application on top of the Windows 7 operating system so users need to simply tap on the Android icon to make a seamless switch. IT supports offers expandable storage options via a micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional space. This Viewsonic dual OS ViewPad 10pro is available in two configurations â€“ one with Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for $699, or with Windows 7 Home Premium (with a 16GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for $599.
- Dual OS Tablet for the best productivity tools and mobile entertainment
- Powerful computing experience with Intel Oak Trail Processor designed just for tablets
- Quick switch between Windows and Android with one simple click
- Capacitive multi-touch high resolution 1024×600 screen
- 2GB system memory for fast and responsive performance
- Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth networking
- Plug-and-play HDMI for full 1080p video output
- Power saving 5000mAh battery lasts up to 8 hours
- Full connectivity with HDMI and USB ports, plus optional docking station
- Exclusive ViewTouch user interface in Windows optimized for tablets
- Built-in Swype keyboard helps you type faster and more accurately
Check out the screenshot below for specifications of the tablet.
I am not sure how Good it is unless we get our hands on it somehow? Windows 7 on a tablet itself shows that this tablet is intended for Business people, guys at work who want flexibility of a tablet plus a working environmentÂ of Windows 7. How successful it will be, that only time can tell.