Monday, March 14, 2011

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | TestViewSonic ViewPad 10 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Dual Boot Tablet supports both Win 7 Home Premium and Android operating systems for the best of mobile entertainment and productivity tools. ViewPad 10 packs with rich features including capacity multi-touch 1024x600 LCD screen, high speed processor of 1.66GHz, integrated 1GB and 16GB SSD, 1.3MP webcam and full connectivity including a mini VGA port. Compact and lighter to carry than a laptop and Android OS to support the life style on the go for the best of entertainment jut the way you like it!

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

"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 1.66GHz 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.

Specs :

    Type 10.1" LCD Capacitive multi-touch screen with LED backlight Resolution 1024x600 Brightness 220 cd/m2 (NITS) Contrast Ratio 700:1

    Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

    Physical 10.8" x 6.7" x 0.57" (WxHxD) (275mm x 170mm x 16.5mm) Packaging 12.9" x 8.8" x 0.28" (WxHxD) (326mm x 224mm x 72mm)

  • WEIGHT :
    Net 1.93 lb. (0.875 kg) Gross 3.75 lb. (1.7 kg)

    ViewPad 10, power cord, Quick Start Guide, User Guide, CD System Recovery for Windows Driver, CD System Recovery for Android

    1-year limited warrranty on parts and labor

  • CAMERA :
    1.3 megapixel camera (front)

  • CORE :
    CPU Processor Type Intel Pine Trail N455 1.66GHz Chipset Mobile NM10 Express

  • MEMORY :
    VPAD10_AHUS_05: 2GB DDR3, 16GB SSD VPAD10_APUS_05: 2GB DDR3, 32GB SSD

    3.5mm audio jack for stereo headset, 2 USB 2.0 ports, mini VGA port, Micro SD card slot

  • SENSOR :
    Types G-Sensor, E-Compass sensor and ambient light sensor

    Type Li-ion, 3200mah Life 4 hrs (approx)

  • Operating System :
    Dual Boot VPAD10_AHUS_05: Windows 7 Home Premium (2GB DDR3, 16GB SSD) with Android 1.6* or VPAD10_APUS_05: Windows 7 Professional (2GB DDR3, 32GB SSD) with Android 1.6*. *Must access Flash through Windows OS.

Features :

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | TestWindows Hits the Road
The ViewPad 10 offers full productivity with Windows® OS based upon the Intel Pine Trail N455 1.66Ghz CPU, mobile MN10 express chipset, integrated Gfx/Dx9 and DDR3 2GB SDRAM. The SSD up to 32GB provides ample storage capacity and is super lightweight. Windows® 7 Home Premium OS (Upgrade model with Windows® 7 Professional) supports multi-touch on the 1024x600 LCD screen with high contrast ratio of 700:1 along with application software of Adobe reader, Adobe® Flash Player and WinRAR.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | TestAndroid – Entertainment Freedom
The Google Android 1.6 platform lets you multi-task, chat with friends, share photos and surf the web – all in a snap. Enjoy entertainment for galleries, music, videos and more just with a simple click. ViewPad 10 provides great ebook resources from Aldiko for leisure reading or learning.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | TestConnectivity for the Masses
With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, the ViewPad 10 is ready to keep you connected. The full connectivity includes 2 high speed USB 2.0 ports, mini VGA, microphone, headphone and micro SD card slot.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | TestExpandable Storage
The integrated 16GB hosts the impressive Android/Windows experience, with a Micro SD slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage (So you can enjoy and share your media content collections without limits).

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

Review :

A decade ago, ViewSonic was one of the earliest companies to begin producing tablets – specifically, tablet PCs – in an effort that never seemed to gain traction in a market still focused at the time on desktops and traditional notebooks.

Now, in 2011, ViewSonic is among the first channel-friendly companies to deliver an Android-based tablet to solution providers with the ViewPad 7. And with its follow-up ViewPad 10, ViewSonic has delivered a dual-boot tablet that allows for working in either Windows 7 or Android operating systems.

The ViewSonic® ViewPad® 10 10.1" Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® dual boot tablet supports both Windows® and Android® operating systems. It’s your choice for the best mobile entertainment and productivity tools. ViewPad 10 is packed with rich features including capacitive multi-touch 1024x600 LCD screen, high performance Intel® Pine Trail processor, integrated DDR3 2GB SDRAM and up to 32GB SSD storage capacity, 1.3 megapixel webcam and full connectivity including a mini VGA port and Micro SD slot. With compact and lighter design to carry than a laptop, ViewPad 10 is ideally designed to view Flash-based content and Office programs with Windows®, and for the best mobile entertainment experience with Android.

What about the 2-operating systems-for-1 ViewPad 10? As you might expect, the story there gets a little more complicated. The hardware design of the ViewPad 10 is thinner, rounder and sleeker (more iPad-like) than the ViewPad 7. It weighs less than two pounds, and its screen is – like the ViewPad 7 – bright, clear and crisp.

As a dual-boot device, pressing the “on” key takes you to a boot menu that lets you choose between Windows 7 Professional or Android 2.3. Each OS boots quickly and gets you to the main screen just fine.

A few comparisons between Windows 7 and Android on the same tablet:

  • Windows looks crisper and has the familiar navigational framework – so you don’t need to initially search all over for basic functions and files. Android is fine, but because its GUI is slightly different on each device – and because as an OS it handles different sized-screens differently – you need to tool around the system for a while to determine where different features are located.
  • Android has an easier-to-use touch-screen keyboard than Windows, and one would have to owe that to the fact that Android was written with touch-screen keyboards in mind. Windows’ on-screen touch keyboard is awkward, doesn’t automatically pop up inside browsers as it does with Android, and was never more obviously written for a keyboard and mouse as when its installed on a touch-screen tablet.
  • In the ViewPad 10, signing in to our lab’s WiFi didn’t work the first several times we tried. We found the network, entered the correct password, but it never accessed the wireless network on the first boot. However, when we logged in to Windows 7, we did sign into our wireless network immediately. Only after that, and booting again into Android, did the wireless connection work. Odd, but that’s what happened.
  • Skype worked flawlessly in Windows 7, but on Android provided us with a message that we didn’t have enough processing power to make voice calls. (That’s the first time that ever happened to us using an Atom-based system.)

Still, accessing our Windows applications and files, and downloading and installing Android apps from the App store, all worked fine. This is huge, and a major differentiator that ViewSonic has delivered. The fact that one device will allow for access to apps and files on both platforms could serve as a major bridge to mobility for many.

As with the ViewPad 7, ViewSonic provides the ViewPad 10 with little on-board storage so an SD card is necessary to store data on the device. However, the ViewPad 10 also comes with two USB ports, allowing it to be accessible to thumb drives.

The on-board webcam built into the ViewPad 10 – which we were able to use in Windows with Skype – is clear and crisp. The microphone and on-board speakers work well, too – well enough to conduct a Wi-Fi-based call with no more latency than a PC.

For those looking for just an entry-level Android experience, the ViewPad 7 is small enough to fit neatly into a briefcase or a larger vest pocket, for example, provides access to the Internet via 3G or Wi-Fi, and does the trick.

If someone is tepid about entirely leaving behind the Windows world to try such a nascent platform as Android, but would like to have access to Android apps and that environment over time, the ViewPad 10 is a very good solution.

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