Viewsonic ViewPad 10 review

Is this dual-booting Windows 7 and Android 1.6 tablet any good?

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Having a relatively speedy processor humming away in there means the Microsoft OS has a fighting chance of actually being usable, and at 1.66GHz the Atom N455 actually punches pretty well for its weight.

The rest of the specs include a 16GB SSD, a ropey looking 1.3M webcam and 1GB of memory; all housed beneath a 10-inch, capacitive multi-touch panel with a thoroughly widescreen 1,024x600 resolution.

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There's also a micro-SD slot too, capable of coping with up to 32GB of teeny-tiny storage.

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That though is not the neat extra you might think it is. Nope, the micro-SD slot is completely essential, as a large quantity of the apps you might wish to install in the increasingly geriatric-feeling Android 1.6 OS will do precisely nothing until you add in an SD card.

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The operating system cannot even distinguish between a USB storage drive and an SD card - it sees them as the same if you plug anything into the two USB 2.0 ports on the one side of the ViewPad 10.

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As well as these two confused USB sockets there's also a mini-VGA output if you can find such a lead capable of firing the images into an external panel, with a standard size headphone jack beside it too.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNet-tablet PC
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Solid State Drive Capacity16 GB
Backlight TechnologyLED
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformWindows, Android
Processor ModelN455
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium & Android 1.6 Donut
Brand NameViewsonic
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.66 GHz
Processor TypeAtom
Screen Size25.4 cm (10")
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)880 g
Cache512 KB
Processor CoreSingle-core (1 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedNo
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height14.5 mm
Width275 mm
Depth170 mm
Screen ModeWSVGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelViewPad 10
Product NameViewPad 10 Net-tablet PC
Aspect Ratio128:75
Manufacturer Part NumberVPAD10_AHEU_02
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10 10.1" Wi-Fi, Bluetooth dual boot tablet supports both Windows and Android operating systems. It's your choice for the best mobile entertainment and productivity tools. ViewPad 10 is packed with rich features including capacitive multi-touch 1024x600 LCD screen, high performance Intel Pine Trail processor, integrated DDR3 1GB SDRAM and 16GB SSD storage capacity, 1.3 megapixel webcam and full connectivity including a mini VGA port and Micro SD slot. With compact and lighter design to carry than a laptop, ViewPad 10 is ideally designed to view Flash-based content and Office programs with Windows, and for the best mobile entertainment experience with Android.

Package Contents
  • ViewPad 10 Net-tablet PC
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty2 Year