ViewPad 10pro

Visual technology manufacturer ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 10pro, a WiFi tablet with a 10.1-inch touch screen that runs both Microsoft Windows 7 and Google's Android 2.3 or Gingerbread.

The ViewPad 10pro is one of the first tablets to be powered by the new 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor Z670 and has been designed specifically for tablets. The new CPU minimizes power consumption, while enabling smaller and thinner product designs.

ViewPad 10pro users can enjoy impressive Full HD 1080p video playback with a 1024x600 capacitive multi-touch panel, and fast Internet browsing and longer battery life. The tablet is also paired with a 2GB integrated memory.

“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 at the California company.

The new tablet has made it easier for users to enjoy a dual OS experience within a single tablet and users will simply tap on the Android icon to make a seamless switch between business productivity and entertainment.

The ViewPad has also arrived with a 1.3 megapixel built-in front camera and a high capacity battery for up to eight hours of battery life, built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and an HDMI out for content sharing.

“The new Intel Atom processor-based tablet from ViewSonic is a cool and distinguished product that brings a personalized and flexible experience,” said Bill Kircos, general manager of marketing for Intel’s Netbook and Tablet Group. “Our Intel platform supports multiple operating systems, and this tablet shows how consumers can move between Windows and Android experiences in a way that offers rich graphics, high-definition audio, easy Internet browsing and longer battery life in a slick form factor.”

The device offers expandable storage options via a micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional space. Both tablet configurations, Windows 7 Professional and Android 2.3 and Windows 7 Home Premium and Android 2.3, will be widely available in late August, with limited numbers currently available, according to the company’s official site.