Sneak Launch: ViewSonic ViewPad 10i with Dual OS, Windows 8 and Android 4.2

ViewSonic just got their latest dual running OS tablet, the ViewPad 10i on sale starting at about $530 online.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10i

The ViewPad 10i actually has a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 800 resolution. Underneath the display is the new Intel Celeron N2910 Bay Trail Quad-core Processor at 1.6GHz, with 2GB RAM, and 64GB of built-in memory (expandable via a microSD slot). It got twin 2MP cameras found on the back and front-facing.

Out of the box, it comes pre-installed with both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It also goes with Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi connectivity, and HDMI plus a micro USB port for TV mirroring and power charging for its 7000 mAh battery.

It’s interesting that Micromax did released a ViewPad 10Pro way back late 2011, which combines Windows 7 and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an Intel Oak Trail processor by then. However, it’s much slower and didn’t get much attention on a global scale. With the ViewPad 10i, with recently refreshed efficient and more powerful Intel mobile processors, this new Windows 8 and Jelly Bean combo might actually pay off as its successor.

Actually, with the announcement of the ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 last CES 2014, the dual OS category isn’t far fetched to grow its league. Though, the ViewPad 10i doesn’t exactly have a keyboard dock like the Duet, but you can still connect a Bluetooth keyboard, instead.

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