Viewsonic has been around for a long time making all sorts of display products from LCDs and TVs to projectors and more. The company has a new LCD for the computer user that it has announced that offers 3D technology. Rather than having, to use expensive and bulky active technology glasses. The screen measures in at 23-inches wide.
It appears that ViewSonic will once again be trying their luck with an inexpensively constructed tablet, this time in the 9.7-inch single-core Android 2.3 Gingerbread 10E. Thus far ViewSonic has been tossing tablets out like their candy inside 2011, with the ViewPad 7x, 10pro, and 7e. Each of these tablets has either been 7-inches and running Gingerbread or 10-inches and running Windows 7 with Android virtualized inside. What we've got here is ViewSonic's first 9.7-inch Android-only tablet boasting, amongst other things, a 9.1mm thinness. Could it compete with the massive tablet market in the mix today, or would it require nothing less than a fantastically low price to blast this tablet into the market?
Viewsonic has added a new LCD for computer users to its already large lineup. The new screen is called the VX2451mhp-LED. The main feature of the screen is its super thin profile and the LED backlighting. LED backlighting is common in displays and TVs today. The screen has 4:3 aspect ratio adjustment that lets it show both formats on the screen.
What you're about to see is a video that actually contains a bit of hands-on time with three tablets, the ViewSonic ViewPad being the only one of the bunch we'd not yet gotten to see in-person before. The initial international launch of the tablet trio ViewSonic ViewPad 7X, 10pro, and 7E took place on the first of September, and this look at the set comes right beside the display-intensive company's announcement of a release here in the USA. This isn't the first time we've come across the 10pro for certain, the idea that a Windows 7 tablet would be able to also run Android being a rather enticing value proposition for developers. Have a look at what it's all about and see if it's the tablet for your dual-OS future.
Viewsonic has abandoned plans to integrate Boxee's media software with its HDTVs. The company first announced the partnership back at CES where it showed off a prototype of the Boxee-powered TV. However, something seemed amiss when the company failed to deliver on their promised early Q2 launch date and now it's confirmed that the project has been axed.
Acer and ViewSonic are the latest companies to cough up their Microsoft tax, agreeing to pay the company in return for the freedom to use technologies the Windows maker has patented. Acer's agreement covers its Android devices, while ViewSonic's covers both Android and Chrome OS; we're presuming this means the company is still considering putting the Google platform on dual-boot tablets, as first suggested back at the ViewPad 100 launch.
While we've been seeing this tablet pop up here and again over the past few months, it's today where we get the biggest amount of seemingly finalized information on the release of this bit of hardware. From the three-birds brand you and I have come to trust in monitor technology comes the ViewPad 10pro, a tablet capable of running Windows 7 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread as an application on top. This device is set to run such functionality on a single-core 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor Z670, a processor they say has been created specifically for tablet whose aim is to minimize power consumption at the same time as remaining small and thin.
Viewsonic has announced a new line of computer displays that all are energy efficient and use LED backlighting. The screens promise better image quality and energy savings as well. The high-end screen is the one pictured below called the VX2753mh-LED. The screen has some impressive specs with 1080p native resolution and a 30,000,000:1 mega dynamic contrast ratio for clarity and definition.
All of a sudden, ViewSonic's new ViewPad 10Pro tablet is looking a lot more interesting. Although billed as a dual-OS slate, which led us to believe it would switch between Windows 7 and Android in the same way as the older ViewPad 10, in fact the 10Pro uses BlueStacks, the clever Parallels-but-for-Android-apps-on-Windows software we first mentioned back in April. Rather than demanding that you switch wholesale between Microsoft's OS and Google's, you'll be able to use Android apps alongside Windows software.
It's not just ASUS, Gigabyte and ViewSonic talking tablets at Computex 2011; MSI has also brought along some slates from its updated WindPad range. The MSI WindPad 110W and WindPad 100A run Windows 7 and Android respectively, both having 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS displays. The WindPad 110W gets an AMD Brazos CPU with Radeon HD 6250 graphics to call its own, while the WindPad 100A uses an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core, which we're guessing is the Tegra 2.