Intel’s concept of dual booting mobile devices is slowly materializing with more Android-cum-Windows tablets like the ViewSonic ViewPad 10i, and convertibles hitting the market. The slate in question seems to have gone official in China and it’s available for purchase globally.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10i looks to be the successor of the ViewPad 10 Pro which went official back in 2011. It was spotted by Spanish website AndroidPC on online retailer AliExpress.com. Based on the details provided, the tablet can boot into Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It falls in the 10.1-inch category and comes with a quad core Celeron-M N2910 Bay Trail processor clocked at 1.6GHz. This CPU is most likely to be more powerful than the Bay Trail Atom SOCs found in the affordable Windows 8.1 slates out there.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10i offers an HD touchscreen and dual 2MP cameras, one on the front and the other on the rear. On the inside of this 9.9mm slate are provisions of 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD storage and a 7000mAh Li-ion battery that can deliver around 6 hours of activity on a single charge. Other features of the tablet include a microHDMI port, USB 2.0, 720p HD video capture and a microSD card slot.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10i is tagged at $499.99, while the model with a keyboard will cost you $539.99.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the ViewSonic ViewPad 10i
– Windows 8, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
– 10.1-inch HD IPS touchscreen
– 1.6GHz quad core Celeron-M N2910 Bay Trail SOC
– 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD storage
– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
– 7000mAh Li-ion battery
– 650 grams weight
– 258.6mm x 173.3mm x 9.9mm dimensions