ViewSonic’s new 10 inch tablet features both Windows and Android operating systems, running an Intel Atom Oak Trail processor
The tablet features a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor, a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multitouch display, 2GB of memory, and up to 32GB of storage. It can play 1080p HD video, has HDMI output, supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth, and can run for up to 8 hous on a charge.
ViewSonic has two versions. A $599 model runs Windows 7 Home Premium and Android 2.3 and has a 16GB solid state disk. There’s also a $699 model that has a 32GB SSD and runs Windows 7 Professional as well as Android 2.3.
Gartner predicts Apple’s tablet will remain dominant until at least 2015, when Android is expected to have captured 39% of the tablet market vs 47% for Apple.
Android tablets have collectively grabbed 20% of the iPad’s market share over the last year, according to ABI Research, which predicts worldwide annual media tablet shipments will top 120 million units by 2015, considerably lower than Gartner’s predicted 294,000.