ViewSonic’s new ViewPad 10pi business tablet supports Windows and Android

January 11, 2012

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.


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