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ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Hands-on

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 Obviously, it’s not going to flatter hardcore Android users with its outdated experience, but it’s undoubtedly better than the Android 1.6 experience offered by the ViewPad 10.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.

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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