ViewSonic Corp. has announced a dual-OS tablet called the ViewPad 10pro. The tablet is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor Z670 and has the ability to boot either Windows or Android OS. It has 10.1 inch capacitive multi-touch display with a 1024×600 resolution and is capable of running full HD 1080p videos. It boasts a 2GB of integrated memory which seems to be a real knocker.
The best feature of the tablet is that Android 2.3 runs as an application on top of the Windows 7 operating system so users need to simply tap on the Android icon to make an easy switch between the two OS. Other features of the tablet include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, microSD card slot which supports up to 32GB cards, HDMI port, USB, 3.5mm audio jack, a 1.3 megapixel front camera and a high capacity battery for up to 8 hours of battery life.
“We listened to our customers. We made the ViewPad 10pro dual OS interface as quick and intuitive as possible, while partnering with industry CPU leader Intel to deliver the latest in design and innovation across all fronts,” said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development, ViewSonic.
The dual OS ViewPad 10pro is available in two configurations — 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. A custom docking station accessory is also available for $59. Both tablet configurations will be widely available in late August, with limited numbers currently available.