The ViewPad 100, which was launched at IFA in Berlin, joins the company’s ViewPad 7. It is claimed to have a lightweight design and features a built-in 16GB SSD, which is said to give a faster boot-up and read/write times than standard HDDs. There’s also an Intel Atom N455 1.66Ghz processor with 1GB DDR3 RAM, providing users with decent battery life.
In addition it also has touchscreen functionality as well as built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There’s also a G-sensor built in so it changes the screen to landscape or portrait depending on how the device is held. It’s got a Micro SD slot for up to 32GB of storage, assisted GPS, two USB 2.0 connections and a built in webcam.
“The combination of operating systems means that users have the speed and portability of an Android-based OS without sacrificing the power and compatibility of a Windows powered system,” reckons ViewSonic.
“Users can quickly check their emails or browse the internet with Android while still being able to rely on the traditional PC experience that a full Windows environment provides, such as USB connectivity, video output via mini VGA, Adobe Flash support and the ability to create presentations and word documents from scratch.”