Life would be so much easier if you could just switch operating systems depending on what you need, wouldn’t it? That’s the thinking behind ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10pro, a “dual OS” tablet that runs Windows 7 and Android 2.3. The Wi-Fi enabled device comes with Intel’s new 1.5 GHz Atom Z670 CPU, a 1024 x 600 display, 2GB of memory, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, HDMI capabilities and a microSD slot. We had a hands-on in May and found out that the 10.1-inch device runs Android with Bluestacks’ virtualization layer for Windows, though we noticed that performance left a little to be desired. The base model comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and a 16GB SSD for $599, while an extra Benjamin gets you Windows 7 Professional and a 32GB SSD. If you want one soon, best get a move on, as “limited numbers” are currently available. For more information you can sonically view ViewSonic’s press release, after the break.
ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro: a Windows 7 tablet that also runs Android — sort of originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.