ViewSonic showcased its new ViewPad 10pi tablet on the CES show floor.
This new tablet features a sharp-looking10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS display, and also allows consumers the ability to boot into a full-fledged Windows 7 experience or an instant-on Android environment.
Well aware of the criticism it received in 2011 for its first tablet releases, ViewSonic has made a dedicated effort to improve the overall experience by integrating state-of-the-art components.
Recognizing that the Windows 7 experience is still subpar in some ways for tablets, the manufacturer has also developed a custom OS layer that allows users to jump between Windows applications in a manner more similar to iOS or Android.
The ability to connect the ViewPad 10pi to compatible ViewSonic projectors via Wi-Fi makes it an interesting product for classrooms.
The new tablet’s specifications are:
- Intel 1.5 GHz Oak Trail z670 processor
- 2 GB RAM (expandable to 64GB)
- Built-in Swype keyboard
- 2 USB ports and SD slot
- 3.2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
Potential downsides are the relatively high price tag of $849, and the fact that the ViewPad 10pi only runs the older Android 2.3 variant.
TabTimes will have a full review of the ViewPad 10pi in coming months.