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ViewSonic's Dual-Boot Tablet Named ViewPad 100

As promised, ViewSonic showcased its upcoming dual-boot tablet at IFA 2010 in Berlin. Officially called the ViewPad 100 (or 10i, it's apparently undecided), the device revealed 10 inches of Windows 7 and Android 1.6 love--that's right, an old build of Android that doesn't sport cool Froyo goodies like an improved UI, less thrashing, and support for Adobe Flash.

Still, the ViewPad 100 has other admirable qualities. Under the hood, it sports the Intel Atom N455 1.66 GHz processor, 1 GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 16 GB SSD. Users wanting more storage space can add up to 32 GB using the microSD slot.

Additionally the tablet's display provides a 1024 x 600 resolution, however consumers can export movies to a big screen TV using a mini-VGA output jack. Other features include two USB ports, an internal G-sensor, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi connectivity and more.

The device was supposedly listed at "sub 500 euros" at the show, however other reports claim the pad will be around 549 euros--just over 700 USD here in the States. There was no indication of when the tablet will actually head this way, however the ViewPad 100 (10i) is slated for an October release.

  • 700 bucks is way too much for anything made by viewsonic. The 10 inch archos that is coming out has an arm processor which should mean better battery life, and android 2.2. It won't dual boot with win7 but for half the price it sounds like twice the deal.
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  • aleccj1
    goonielife700 bucks is way too much for anything made by viewsonic. The 10 inch archos that is coming out has an arm processor which should mean better battery life, and android 2.2. It won't dual boot with win7 but for half the price it sounds like twice the deal.Yes, but doesn't it not have full access to the Android Marketplace? I thought it only used AppLibs.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    There's a Bull Moose Jackson song that would go well with advertising this, redone by Aerosmith.
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  • rambo117
    Thumbs up if you hate these damn spammers on tom's... -_-
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  • nightcrawl3r
    Looks nice but it's way too expensive(at least for me).
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  • eddieroolz
    Even though it dual boots the Android is stuck at 1.6. That's kind of a bummer.
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  • elbert
    I think for the price a netbook is the best way to go. It looks good but the price is bit high.
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  • Tomtompiper
    Mini VGA, no thanks, it has to be HDMI or nothing.
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  • back_by_demand
    JOSHSKORNThere's a Bull Moose Jackson song that would go well with advertising this, redone by Aerosmith.Or "So What?" by Metallica?
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