ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro gets official(er)
ViewSonic has been showing off an early version of the ViewPad 10Pro tablet for the last few months, but this week at Computex the tablet is getting a more formal introduction. The tablet’s claim to fame is that it runs Windows 7 Professional but also includes special software allowing you to run Google Android on top of Windows. You can quickly switch back and forth between the Windows and Android environments so you can edit spreadsheets or surf the web in Internet Explorer one moment and log some time in Angry Birds the next.
The ViewPad 10Pro features a 10.1 inch display, a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor, 32GB of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 3G modem. It has a 3500mAh battery which is reportedly good for up to 4.5 hours of run time while you’re watching HD video.
The Android-on-Windows magic comes courtesy of Bluestacks. The company has been demonstrating its software for bringing Android to Windows for a little while, but the ViewPad 10pro may be the first computer to actually ship with the software preinstalled.