LAS VEGAS — ViewSonic will unveil two new tablets
at International CES, the ViewPad 10e and
The ViewPad 10e is ViewSonic’s first large screen
model intended for consumers, while the ViewPad
10pi, is for the commercial market.
The ViewPad 10e will carry a $299 suggested retail
price and ship this month. the 10pi’s price has not
been set as of press time, but it will ship on Jan. 10.
ViewSonic is touting the 10e as its thinnest tablet
to date at 9.1mm thick and its first with an in-plane
switching (IPS) LCD to deliver a wider view angle
for its 9.7-inch display. The screen has 1,224 by 768
The tablet is based on the Android 2.3 operating
system. This gives the device access to Amazon’s
app store, but not to Google’s. Access to the latter
requires the Android 3.0 operating system.
The 10e is powered by a 1GHz Coretx A8 processor
and has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of embedded
memory and a micro SD card slot.
Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 and 2.1, Wi-Fi a 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speakers
and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel digital
camera with microphone.
The display features ViewSonic’s
ViewScene 3D, a 3D interface for several
of its screen pages.
The 10pi is a dual operating system
tablet with Windows 7 Professional
and Android 2.3 installed. It uses an
Intel Oak Trail z670 processor with Dx
9 capability. The display is 10.1 inches
in diameter, and the tablet uses a
64GB solid-state drive for storage. It
has Wi-Fi with an optional 3G capability.
There are two USB 2.0 ports, a
MicroSD card slot, speakers, microphone,
G sensor, and 1.3-megapixel
front and a 3-megapixel rear-facing