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ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10pro offers dual operating systems with both Android 2.2 and Windows 7 in one tablet for mobile entertainment and office work. It comes with a 10.1 inch screen with a 700:1 contrast ratio. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is available. It comes in two versions 16 GBs and 32Gbs but you can expand the memory with the microSD card slot. There are also 2 USB ports and a mini-VGA port. ViewPad 10s have a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
– 10.1 inch screen
– Dual OS: Android and Windows
– Wi-fi, Bluetooth
– 16 GB version and 32 GB version
– microSD card slot
– 2 USB ports, mini-VGA port
– 1.3 MP front camera
Digital Trends’ Tablet Buying Tips:
How portable does your tablet need to be? How large do you want your screen? The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch screen, while the iPad has a much larger 9.7-inch screen. With tablets, the choice is more crucial, because size is the only thing that separates them from smartphones like the iPhone and Droid. Some reviewers have argued that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is too small, and isn’t usable for many tasks above those that 3- or 4-inch smartphones already perform competently. Steve Jobs made the same argument when explaining why Apple chose a 9.7-inch screen size. Our advice: The best way to settle on size is to visit a nearby AT&T or Verizon store and try out both devices for yourself.
Apple’s App Store is more robust at this point than Google’s Android Market, and has more apps customized for larger tablet screens. Before you buy, it’s a good idea to search for a few apps that you consider high priority.
What are tablets?
Tablets are small touch computers meant for a broad array of tasks. Though some are marketed for specific purposes, tablets are meant to be good at a number of things including e-book reading. Though Microsoft failed to get stylus tablet PCs to take off eight years ago, Apple reinvented the category this year. Thanks to the overnight success of the iPad, tablets have begun to pop up everywhere. Modern tablets usually have a full-color LCD touchscreen measuring between seven and 10 inches diagonally, are great at video and Web-related tasks like e-mail, can install applications, and run on smartphone operating systems. Due to a lack of a physical keyboard, these devices are better for consuming entertainment than creating it. The Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and HP Slate make up the first generation of touch tablets. If you have a strong hankering to browse the web, stream movies & TV, check your email, download apps, play Angry Birds, or look at anything in color, a tablet is probably best for you.
At the moment tablet battery life ranges between 7 and 10 hours, with the iPad 2 leading the pack at over 10 hours. As a rule of thumb you’ll want to at least make sure the tablet will last you through the day, so consider what your average usage might in a day be before purchasing a tablet.