ViewSonic reveals tablet that dual-boots Android, Windows 7

ViewSonic reveals tablet that dual-boots Android, Windows 7
ViewSonic has unveiled their 10-inch tablet today, one that dual-boots Android and Windows 7 and runs on Intel's brand new 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor.

The ViewPad 10Pro will run Windows 7 Professional (or Home) and Android 2.3, with users able to switch the operating system by pressing one button on the display. The tablet can do so by virtually running Android using BlueStacks technology.



Intel unveiled the chips in April, the first designs that are efficient enough to compete with ARM designs seen in most tablets and smartphones now.

The tablet has a huge 3500 mAh battery and a 1.3MP front-side camera for video conferencing.

Says ViewSonic's vice president of business development, Michael Holstein:

We listened to our customers. We made the ViewPad 10pro dual OS interface as quick and intuitive as possible, while partnering with industry CPU leader Intel to deliver the latest in design and innovation across all fronts.


In terms of pricing, the Windows 7 Professional + 32GB SSD model will sell for $700 and the Windows Home Premium + 16GB model will sell for $599. Both will be available starting next week.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Aug 2011 18:41
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  • 4 comments
  • plutonash

    So no honeycomb and running win7 on a tablet..doesn't seem like it'll take off. Should've just waited for ice cream sandwich and win8

    "Cable thief is a victimless crime."

    16.8.2011 20:41 #1

  • KillerBug

    Just forget the Android part...the thing runs windows and it has an Atom. You can use a real Linux distro instead of the version that google stripped down and crippled so it would run on cell phones.

    16.8.2011 21:43 #2

  • Hyasuma

    is good idea, but i think is gonna be slow as hell

    16.8.2011 23:42 #3

  • FXEF

    I see no reason to dual boot a tablet. Over the years I have dual booted Windows and Linux, but only to test the different OS on the same hardware.

    19.8.2011 22:02 #4

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