ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Tablet Review

ViewSonic has launched its Android tablet, ViewPad 10, at the recently concluded CES 2011.  ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10 is bundled with the best available features to stand apart in the rough tablet market. The Tablet is claimed to be a bridge between a notebook and a mobile. But ViewPad 10 is more inclined towards notebook. The most appealing feature that makes it stand with pride is its dual boot ability that uses either Android 1.6 or Windows 7 operating system.
As the name reveals, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 features 10.1 inches capacitive multi-touch LCD screen which offers the resolution of 1024 X 600 with LED backlight and supports 16 million colors. Though the resolution is not as high as HD resolution of high end tablets, it provides a reasonable viewing clarity that comes with standard tablets today. Its first appearance is most attractive with matt black edge integrated with 10.1 inches LCD screen and white metallic back. It features a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera which can be used for video chatting or video conferencing. The device with the dimensions of 275 X 170 X 16.5 is comparatively heavier weighing around 875 grams.  Though heavy, the 10.1 inches screen offers amazing visibility while watching videos.
ViewSonic ViewPad 10 comes with dual boot ability that provides the option to select Android or Windows 7 as operating system.  By default, it boots to Android OS if we fail to choose the operating system quickly. Since Windows 7 is not a preferred OS for Tablets so far, Android OS takes booting preference. With Android OS the accelerometer turns the keyboard in horizontal or vertical direction which is not possible in Windows 7 operating system. The use of Windows 7 operating system gives the feeling of handling a PC. ViewPad 10 gets its processing power through Intel Pine Trail N455 1.66 GHz processor and possesses DDR3 SDRAM capacity of 1 GB with additional storage facility of 16 GB SSD. The Chipset used in the tablet is Mobile NM10 Express. The tablet is furnished with microSD card slot to further enhance the storage capacity to 32 GB.
Android 1.6 operating system incorporated with ViewPad 10 doesn’t have direct access to Android market but the application store can be accessed using Wi-Fi connectivity. Bluetooth enabled ViewPad facilitates easy file transfers. With internet connectivity we can easily communicate via emails and instant messaging. The tablet is designed to use dongle for 3G connectivity which can be easily plugged into 2.0 USB port. The device is embedded with two 2.0 USB ports through with we can easily connect the keyboard and mouse for extended usage. Its mini-VGA port enables video output to the bigger screen of television or monitor. The ViewSonic ViewPad 10 is added with headphone jack and microphone socket.
ViewPad 10 can be efficiently used as an ebook reader as well as for playing games.  The tablet offers some cool new features, too. Family Accounts, is one such feature, which allows personalized login to every member of the family. It gives freedom to customise and personalise the look and feel of the device to multiple users without compromising the experience of others. ViewSonic ViewPad 10 offers average battery life as the device consumes power upto 6.5 watt. It is offered with affordable price tag compared to other tablets in its class.

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