MWC 2012 | ViewSonic launched the ViewPad E100 and ViewPad P100 tablets
The US-based manufacturer ViewSonic has unveiled two new tablets, dubbed ViewPad P100 and ViewPad E100 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (along with the ViewPad G70). According to the maker, the slates will be available to European customers in June of this year.
Measuring just 9.1mm (0.36-in) at its thickest point, the ViewPad E100 is powered by an ARM Cortex central processing unit clocked at 1GHz. The device reportedly weighs 620g (1.36lbs) and comes with a 9.7-inch 4:3 capacitive IPS (for better viewing angles) touchscreen display that delivers a maximum supported resolution of 1024-by-768 pixels.
The E100 runs an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will presumably be Google approved, meaning customers will get to use the Android Market for downloading free and paid apps. Other features include Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3G antennas accompanied by an USB port and a microSD card reader slot for more storage.
The other tablet that ViewSonic will soon start shipping is the Windows 7-based ViewPad P100. This slate is supposedly driven by a Cedar Trail Intel Atom N2600 CPU (4 threads) that incorporates two processing cores with a clock frequency of 1.6GHz and the integrated GMA 3600 graphics card. Furthermore, the tablet offers a 10-inch 1280-by-800 IPS touchscreen display, two USB ports, SIM/SD card slot Wireless LAN, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.
According to a Pocket-Lint report, the E100 is priced at £260 (Wi-Fi only) and £325 (Wi-Fi plus 3G), whereas the P100 will sell for £520 (Wi-Fi only) and £645 (Wi-Fi and 3G).