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ViewSonic ViewPad 10pi

OS: Android 2.3, Windows 7 Pro (dual boot)

Estimated Street: $849
Network: Wi-Fi

ViewSonic's ViewPad 10pi comes ready to boot Android 2.3 or Windows 7 Professional. Based on Intel's Oak Trail Z670 1.5-GHz Atom processor, the ViewPad 10pi was able to operate continuously for about 6.5 hours on a single charge. But at nearly 2 pounds, we certainly wouldn't want to be holding it for that long. Performancewise, the Windows experience was better than that of Android, but nothing that an Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) upgrade wouldn't likely fix.

The ViewPad feels comfortable and sure to hold, thanks to rubber strips along its bottom. A 1,280-by-800, 10.1-inch LED is surrounded by an inch-wide black glass. It offers more ports than most tablets, accepting two USB, audio, a dock and an SD card, which can add as much as 32 GB of storage to its 64-GB SSD. System memory is fixed at 2 GB and there are front and rear cameras.



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