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ViewSonic introduced the ViewPad 10pi tablet

The new dual-boot slate was launched at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas


The US-headquartered company ViewSonic has reportedly launched a new tablet dubbed ViewPad 10pi at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Designed “for today’s busy mobile professional”, this new device will hit the shelves by the end of this month (USA) with a starting price of $849.

The ViewPad 10pi is supposedly equipped with an Oak Trail Intel Atom Z670 SoC (System On a Chip) that features one processing core clocked at 1.5GHz and an integrated Intel GMA 600 graphics controller. Furthermore, the slate packs an IPS (the In-Plane Switching technology delivers improved viewing angles) widescreen multi-touch display that measures 10.1 inches in diagonal and has a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.

ViewSonic’s new tablet also houses 2GB of internal memory and an SSD with a storage capacity of 64GB. In addition, there are two built-in cameras – a main 3MP one on the back and a 1.3MP front-facing web camera for video conferencing. Users can presumably take advantage of two USB ports and an SD card reader slot, while staying connected thanks to Wireless LAN 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR modules.

Undoubtedly, the most interesting feature of the ViewPad 10pi is its dual-boot capability. The manufacturer will reportedly ship the new tablet pre-loaded with both Windows 7 Professional OS and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Moreover, the slate device is powered by a 3200mAh battery, weighs about 820 grams and is 18mm thick.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-01-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)