ViewSonic Introduces Windows 8 Tablet for Professionals



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Aside from their Ice Cream Sandwich offerings, ViewSonic had a little something for the business crowd today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The ViewPad P100 is a Windows 8 tablet with a 10” IPS 1280×800 display. The tablet runs on a 1.6 GHz Intel N2600 dual-core processor, making it the most powerful of ViewSonic’s tablets announced today. That should be ideal for those who need to create and edit presentations on the device or conduct conference calls with the front-facing camera.



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That extra power doesn’t come cheap, though. The P100 will sport a $799 price tag for the Wi-Fi only version, with the asking price for the 3G version at $999. Both will be available late Q2 of this year. Both tablets look nice, but at that price, you can almost certainly find more advanced offerings elsewhere. It’s hard to see what about the P100 is impressive enough to set it apart from the rest of the professional tablet crowd, and at that price, it’s certainly not in the budget category.

 

Chance Kinney contributed to this report.

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  • Anonymous

    “Both tablets look nice, but at that price, you can almost certainly find more advanced offerings elsewhere. It’s hard to see what about the P100 is impressive enough to set it apart from the rest of the professional tablet crowd, and at that price, it’s certainly not in the budget category.”

    With the exception of the playbook, none of the other tablets in the market (iOS or Andorid based) come anywhere close to a tablet with Windows 8 in terms of productivity or capability in terms of: productivity software available (office, outlook, programming languages, CAD suits, etc), connectivity (can use printer or any other periferal, access local wired networks…), so you must be kidding, right?  You just can’t compare a toy like the ipad/android tablets with a tablet with Windows 8.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jobrodesign Joshua Brown

    Couldn’t agree more… I was actually surprised that this tablet was priced at only $799, which would make it cheaper than the fully tricked out iPad.  And it simply cannot be emphasized enough, THIS IS A FULL COMPUTER. Period.  

    Android tablets and iPads are literally in a lower class of computing compared to a Windows 8 tablet in terms of functionality.