ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro review

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ViewSonic viewpad 10pro

Judging the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro screen is a bit challenging because, in a side-by-side comparison, there's no way to pull up the same Android interface on another 10-inch tablet.

We had to compare the Android 2.2 virtual window on the ViewPad 10Pro to the Android 3.1 operating system on other tablets.

Still, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro screen isn't that amazing.

ViewSonic viewpad 10pro

Its 500:1 contrast ratio is partly to blame, but the real culprit is the screen technology. We're used to seeing AMOLED screens and IPS technology that makes a tablet viewable from almost any angle, in a bright and colourful resolution. The 10Pro uses older LCD technology and runs at just 200cd/m2. At an angle, you can barely see the icons.

Movies looked washed out – we tested several HD films including a 1080p rip of the movie Priest, and the screen was so dark that we could barely see that there was anyone on the screen.

In a side-by-side playback with the same movie running on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, there was no comparison. The ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro playback was too dark, with a poor refresh rate.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNet-tablet PC
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating System PlatformWindows, Android
Processor ModelZ670
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium & Android 2.2 Froyo
Brand NameViewsonic
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.50 GHz
Processor TypeAtom
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Standard Memory2 GB
Weight (Approximate)800 g
Cache512 KB
Processor CoreSingle-core (1 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Height170 mm
Width263 mm
Depth14.9 mm
Screen ModeWSVGA
Memory TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelViewPad 10pro
Product NameViewPad 10pro Tablet Computer
Aspect Ratio128:75
Manufacturer Part NumberV10P_1BN7HUS6_01
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

A 10" professional business tablet using latest Intel processor for ultimate mobility and productivity.

The ViewPad 10pro is the perfect companion for any professional organization. Offering an ultra mobile experience without compromising on the application or performance, the ViewPad 10pro uses the new fan-less Intel Oak Trail processor. Designed with businesses and commercial applications in mind the ViewPad 10pro is ideal for accessing office works, cloud computing or displaying high-definition video for business presentations.