Tablets are surely the thing to own at the time and every tech passionate must get his/her hands on of these little gizmos. While the competition out there is pretty stiff with all these cool device like the iPad 2, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom or BlackBerry PlayBook, there are new and new tablets which are being launched on the market every day. Engadget has revealed information about the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 tablet finally making its move towards the American market.
What people should know about this tablet and its unique selling proposition that makes it special is the fact that this slate is capable of booting 2 completely different operating systems: the Windows 7 projected by Microsoft and Android 1.6, made by Google. While the Android version is quite an old one (the company could have gone for at least Android 2.1 Eclair), it pales in front of the Windows 7 operating system for tablets. Leaving the operating system behind, we reveal a set of decent specs which just make this tablet buyable, even if it doesn’t bare the famous Apple logo. The front side of the tablet is host to a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
Inside the slate, the manufacturer has hidden a 1.66 GHz processor which is decent enough to run multitasking at good speed. There are 2 GB of RAM which is basically more than you could ever ask for in a tablet. As far as connectivity is concerned, you have integrated Bluetooth and wireless technology inside this small portable friend. There is a 1.3 MP front-facing camera for video calling and a microSD card slot for memory expansion purposes. If you go for the version with Windows 7 Home Premium, the tablet will cost you $599 but there is a more expensive version that costs $679 and it bring you the Windows 7 Professional operating system. Kind of hardcore for a 10 inch tablet, if you ask me.