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ViewSonic
announced its latest 10.1-inch Windows and Google Android dual OS tablet—the
ViewPad 10pro, which is powered by the 1.5GHz Z670 Intel Atom processor. Designed
specifically for tablets, this new CPU minimizes power consumption, while
enabling smaller and thinner product designs.

Users
of the ViewPad 10pro, which  boasts
a 1,024-by-600 capacitive multitouch panel, can employ full HD 1080p video
playback, Internet browsing and enhanced battery life. The tablet is comes with
2GB of integrated memory.

"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," said
Michael Holstein, vice president of business development at ViewSonic.

Tailored
for business users, the ViewPad 10pro makes it possible to have a dual OS
experience within a single tablet. Android 2.3 runs as an application on top of
the Windows 7 operating system so users need to simply tap on the Android icon
to make a switch between business productivity and entertainment. ViewPad 10pro
also features built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, an HDMI out for
content sharing, a 1.3-megapixel built-in front camera and a high-capacity
battery for up to 8 hours of battery life.

"The
new Intel Atom processor-based tablet from ViewSonic is a cool and
distinguished product that brings a personalized and flexible experience,"
said Bill Kircos, general manager of marketing for Intel’s Netbook and Tablet
Group. "Our Intel platform supports multiple operating systems, and this
tablet shows how consumers can move between Windows and Android experiences in
a way that offers rich graphics, high-definition audio, easy Internet browsing
and longer battery life in a slick form factor."

Holstein
said to ensure the ViewPad 10pro grows with each person’s individual needs, the
device offers expandable storage options via a microSD card slot for up to 32GB
of additional space.

The
dual OS ViewPad 10pro is available in two configurations—with Windows 7
Professional (with a 32GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for an ESP of $699,
or with Windows 7 Home Premium (with a 16GB SSD hard drive) and Android 2.3 for
an ESP of $599. A custom docking station accessory is also available for an ESP
of $59. Both tablet configurations will be widely available in late August,
with limited numbers currently available, according to a company release.