Dual-Booting, Head-Turning ViewPad 10 Now Available

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Tablet in the house!

ViewSonic has officially announced the availability of their dual-booting ViewPad 10 tablet. The device can either boot Windows 7 or Android OS 1.6 to either do work or consume entertainment. It was created for the businessperson who travels a lot and needs access to programs like Microsoft Word and Excel; but who also likes keep up with their social media via Twitter and Facebook.

Specs? Here's ViewSonic ViewPad Specs!

The ViewPad 10 packs a 10.1 LED backlit, multitouch display, 1.66 GHz Intel Atom process with 2 GB of memory, either a 16 GB or 32 GB SSD with a microSD slot (expandable up to 32 GB), WiFi, Bluetooth, and front-facing 1.3 MP camera.

It is available immediately for either $599 with a 16 GB SSD and Windows 7 Home Premium or $679 with a 32 GB SSD and Windows 7 Professional.  Interested in the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 and its dual boot ability? Let us know in comments!

Full press release follows.

ViewSonic Delivers the Best of Both Worlds With Immediate Availability of Its ViewPad® 10 Tablet

10.1″ Dual-Boot Tablet Brings to Customers a New Level of Convenience

WALNUT, CA-(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced North American availability of the ViewPad 10. Giving users a choice between Windows 7 and Google Androidâ„¢ within the same device, this 10.1″ dual-boot tablet is ideal for maximizing business productivity alongside entertainment.

"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 Atomâ„¢ 1.66GHz processor and integrated 2GB of memory, the ViewPad 10 is a powerhouse of mobile computing. Built with a 1024—600 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.



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