ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro runs both Android and Windows 7 Professional.  (Source:

ViewPad 10Pro in the wild.  (Source:

The Honeycomb-based ViewPad 7x.  (Source:
Is also one of the first devices powered by Intel's Oak Trail chipset

For consumers who want a non-iPad tablet but can't decide between Android or Windows versions, ViewSonic has a solution.  

At Computex, the company has officially unveiled the first dual-OS tablet, the ViewPad 10Pro. The device runs Windows 7 Professional and is able to run Android Apps, thanks to Blue Stacks virtualization. It allows users to switch between the two operating systems instantly, without having to restart or shut down the device. 

The ViewPad 10Pro is also one of the first devices available to consumers to be powered by an Intel Oak Trail 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor. It also boasts 3G compatibility, 1080p video playback, and a 3500mAh battery (with an expected battery life of about 4.5 hours).

"We have continued to invest in our strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Google," Alan Chang, ViewSonic Managing Director of Europe and Asia-Pacific said in a press release. "At Computex, you will see that ViewSonic is not content with standing still."

In addition to the Intel-based, dual-OS 10Pro, ViewSonic also unveiled the ViewPad 7x tablet. With the 7x, ViewSonic opted for the ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor powering Android Honeycomb. The device packs a 7-inch, 1024x600 display and weighs in at under a pound (13.4 oz.). The ViewPad 7x also features DLNA, HSPA+, HDMI-out, and front and rear cameras.

Pricing and availability were not immediately announced for either device.

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