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ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on
If there is one tablet that really has an identity problem, it had to be none other than the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 that we reviewed back in early spring. For business-end individuals, it proves to be a worthy option since it features the Windows 7 and Android experience – but alas, it failed to impress with its sub-par performance.

Learning from their ways, ViewSonic is at it again with the ViewPad 10Pro, which is yet another 10.1” dual-boot tablet featuring Windows 7 and the Android 2.2 Froyo experience. Obviously, it’s not going to flatter hardcore Android users with its outdated experience, but it’s undoubtedly better than the Android 1.6 experience offered by the ViewPad 10.

Visually, the tablet receives a substantial upgrade with its appearance and choice of materials. Relying on a complete metallic exterior, there’s no denying that it aids it in being solid feeling. However, it’s both heavier and bulkier than most tablets on the market, which is warranted when it packs hardware that’s more akin to a netbook – like its 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor with 2GB of RAM. Sadly, we're almost disgusted by the wickedly poor looking display packed on, even more when its 10.1” LCD display suffers from some seriously poor viewing angle. Yet again, it confuses us seeing that we’re expecting something significantly better from a display panel manufacturer.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on
ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on
ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on

ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on
ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on
ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on
ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on


Despite that, it’s nice that we’re able to quickly switch between the Windows 7 experience to Android by essentially clicking on a shortcut named “BlueStacks Alpha” on the desktop of Windows 7. And bam! It instantaneously switches to Android in a heartbeat, which is better than the reboot required with the ViewPad 10. Therefore, if you’re mainly looking to be productive on the go, then you’ll probably want to keep an eye out on the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro.

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posted on 15 Sep 2011, 23:03

2. downphoenix (Posts: 2358; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


cool concept but that model you were playing with seemed pretty laggy. Hopefully they can tweak it to get more smooth performance out of it before it goes on sale.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 10:51

3. box (unregistered)


I wish I could trade my gTablet for this....

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 10:59

4. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 52; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hey Wazzan, I've seen several of your posts on this site this morning. Does the school librarian know you're using school property for this? You should be spending your recess time playing kick-ball with your classmates and leave the grown-up talk to people who can engage in civilized discourse (talking nicely).

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 15:15

5. Wazzan (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Sep 2011)


The wazzamy man laughs att you. PA is just a bunch of isheep. A LOGICAL ANDROID FAN TRIES TO COME HERE AND TALK SOME LOGICC INTO YOU ISHEEP AND YOU ACT ALL HIGH AND MIGHT. F*** U

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 15:41

6. G-Reg (unregistered)


Dude, pauls right. I love to bash an isheep just as much as the next guy but you just kinda busted into the room screaming like an idiot and wasnt even provoked.

As far as you being logical... and talking in third person... really?? You more or less just made his point more true with your rambling.

And im just curious... what was the logic in your original post that you spoke of? I just saw a 3 year old having a tantrum with a keyboard, but please, do enlighten me.

Im sure your responce will be a good one

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:14

8. G-Reg (unregistered)


You should be banned for lack of I.Q.

Ok, where should i start.... How about the fact that stateing it uses a graphics "card" is just a work around from saying graphics PROCESSOR.. something you say it lacks.

"Card" would also imply that it is a swapable piece of hardware, which it isnt.

And just a tip for your lil mans health... if a woman jump at the first shinny object, she may be carrying a few friends that will stick with ya for life.

STD's are not pokemon lil boy, no need to try and catch them all.

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