ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro marries Windows 7 and Android to a decent battery life
It sports the 1.5GHz Atom Z670 chipset, which of course reveals that it is running Windows 7, but also has an Android 2.3 Gingerbread mode, which is evoked with a simple icon from within the Windows environment. As far as we know, ViewSonic uses the BlueStacks emulator to achieve this, but the promised 8 hours of battery life in Windows 7 mode should be extended when switching to Android, as it is not nearly as resource-intensive.
It should make a nice stopgap tablet for Microsoft devotees before Windows 8 slates hit en masse next year.
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4681; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I have to see this tablet in action. It looks like a great idea though! I love the Windows 7 & Android marrige they have going in this tablet! Definitely interesting!
2. Synack (Posts: 672; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
This would only be useful if Windows 7 had tablet functions such as zooming in etc. Sometimes you just can't click everything with your pointer finger, especially if its too small.
3. exo2u (unregistered)
about time. been waiting for companys to make a decent dual boot forever. this is definitely going to take off and next year it will almost be worth it to finally get a tablet :) cant wait for windows 8 and ice cream, mmmm..
4. Synack (Posts: 672; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
It's not dual-boot... It's Windows 7 with an Android emulator.
5. exo2u (unregistered)
ah i see, I just figured it would act like it, am i wrong??? As long as i can use both os's on one device im happy ;)