In March 2011, people gushed over the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Dual-Boot Tablet PC being a marvelous dual-booting Windows 7/Android 2.2 Tablet PC! Those praises seemed to please ViewSonic they decided to launch an upgraded version of it at Computex 2011 in Taipei. The new ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro is once again offering the hybrid pleasure of Win7 and Android but comes with a much more powerful processor.
While Samsung and Motorola are still stuck in Android heaven, ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro Tablet PC is the world’s first dual-OS tablet PC that offers both Windows 7 and Android 2.2 goodness. It is also the first tablet computer to be equipped with the new 1.5 GHz Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor! This is still much faster than those dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 or iPad A4 chips!
Besides having a new processor, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro also changed its software nature. Discarding the dual-booting system of the older ViewPad 10, ViewSonic has opted to use virtualization on this new model. Knowing very well that some users found it annoying to restart their ViewPad 10 again and again just to change from Windows 7 to Android OS, ViewSonic opted to use Bluestacks’ virtualization program to run Android 2.2 OS inside Windows 7!
Yes, my friends, the ViewPad 10Pro boots into Windows 7 only but Android 2.2 OS is just one click away on the desktop. Bluestacks patented virtualization program fully allows running Android OS like it’s just another Windows application. Once clicked, the ViewPad 10Pro immediately turns into an ordinary Android tablet. You can download, install, run apps from the Android Market!
This ability to instantaneously switch from Windows 7 to Android OS 2.2 and vice-versa without having to turn of the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro makes it more appealing. Use Windows 7 when you want to do some serious work and just click Android OS when you only want to surf the web, chat or check out your social networking updates.
I just hope that ViewSonic will still sell the 32GB of this ViewPad 10Pro for the same old price of $599. The faster Intel Oak Trail processor and better dual-OS technology should not be an excuse to price this out of the competition. This tablet was demo tested at the Computex event.