Viewsonic, Wikipad Tablets Debut At CES 2012
By Will765 On 12 Jan, 2012 At 12:22 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Viewsonic has announced three new tablets at CES 2012-all three run android, but one also dual-boots with windows.  Th E70 is a seven inch tablet, set to be available in March, and running Ice Cream Sandwich. Shipping with a 800 x 480 screen,  1GHZ single core processor, mini-HDMI and mini-usb ports, it also has microsd slot for expanded storage.  None of this is very new or exciting, but the price is-only $169.  With dual cameras, this isn’t a bad tablet for the low price.  It’s larger version, the Viewpad 10E, besides having a larger ten inch screen with 1024 x 768 resolution and IPS technology, otherwise has the same basic features.  Again, it is priced to compete , and while it won’t ship with Ice Cream Sandwich when it’s available at the end of January, it’s only $269-very competitive.  The third new device is the Viewpad 10pi.  This ten inch tablet can dual boot Windows 7 or Android 2.3, Gingerbread.  With a 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor, 1280 x 800 IPS display, 2GB ram, and a 64GB SSD drive, it’s a fairly robust tablet.  But it’s price of $849 is also very robust.

The Wikipad tablet is doing all it can to stand out from the crowded android tablet field.  It’s eight inch screen size is a little unusual, but the fact that it can display 3D without glasses is one of it’s major selling points.  Although reviews at CES generally were cool to it’s effectiveness at showing 3D, it is a prototype.  Another unique feature is it’s snap-on gaming controller.  While not yet functioning, the company expects to release the device this spring with several games included, and running ICS.  This device is aimed squarely at serious gamers, and will sell for an estimated $300 when available.

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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