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64GB ViewSonic 10.1" ViewPad 10pi Wi-Fi-enabled Windows 7 Pro Tablet $292, or Windows 7 Ready Tablet (no Win 7 Installed) EXPIRED

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Promoted 02-02-2013 by brisar at 05:11 AM View Original Post
UPDATE: Coupon code has expired.
The 10.1" ViewSonic ViewPad 10pi Wi-Fi-enabled Tablet (Win 7 Pro installed) is now $299.99 + $8 S/H

Viewsonic.com offers 64GB ViewSonic 10.1" ViewPad 10pi Wi-Fi-enabled Tablet marked down significantly. Save an additional 5% with coupon code 2012REG. Shipping is $8. Thanks Vicious421& Akarin

Price after coupon code 2012REG
Specs:
  • Intel Atom 2670 1.5GHz (Oak Trail) CPU
  • 10.1" 1280x800 IPS Display
  • 2GB DDR2
  • 64GB SSD
  • Cameras: Front 1.3MP, Back 3.2MP
  • WiFi N
  • Battery Life: up to 4 hours
  • Win 7 Pro (installed or ready)
Hands on review courtesy of Engadget


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I have been looking for the best deal on a Windows tablet and came across these guys on Viewsonic's factory store:

Viewsonic Viewpad 10pi Windows 7 Tablet - $299
http://www.viewsonic.com/us/table...-10pi.html

Viewsonic Viewpad 10pi Windows 7 Ready Tablet - $149
http://www.viewsonic.com/us/table...no-os.html

Viewsonic must be blowing these out, because the cheapest price I could find for the $299 version with Windows 7 pre-installed is $499.99 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-V...ewpad+10pi

I was able to buy that $39.99 Windows 8 upgrade special from Microsoft before it expired yesterday and was thinking about using that to do a clean install on the $149 version of this Viewsonic 10pi. That would give me a Windows 8 tablet for under $200.

What do you think? Does anyone know of a better deal out there on a Windows tablet?
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Last Edited by rianmanu March 7, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Hands-on:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/1...-hands-on/:

"While the ViewPad 10pi attempts to be the jack of all trades, in reality it's just one big headache."
(review of preproduction unit by cynical engadget editor. Check out real reviews by users in the thread).

Use Coupon: 2012REG for 5% off (Akarin)

SSD can be swapped.
3G can be added.
Ram & Wifi is not removable.

MORE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM SDERS:
- PDF on how to install Win7: http://www.viewsonic.com/document...nstall.pdf
+ Read this guide carefully to get Win7 working and how to dual boot Android and Win7 - especially Step 9 (should be able to dual boot Android and Win8 too)
+ Correction: the partition to install Windows is 8, not partition 6


- Installing Win7 from USB (works with win8 too)--> http://www.microsoftstore.com/sto...zwn022yhhx
- Win7 drivers from viewsonic.com.cn. --> http://www.viewsonic.com.cn/downloads/V10pi.rar (Use the disc that came with the tablet -- these drivers will cause you a big headache and waste time unnecessarily)
- Wifi drivers for Win7/8? --> http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/...ws-7.shtml
- Forced install win7 drivers on win8 --> http://laslow.net/2012/03/14/disa...windows-8/
-"Hack" to allow built-in wifi to work in Windows 8 - http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57485974&postcount=755
- it is possible to intstall wifi card into 3G slot and not to use hack for the built-in wifi in Windows 8. Hack disables SD card reader.
- Upgrade Half-slim sata SSD --> http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/...m-sata-ssd
- Upgrade Android to 4.0 ICS? --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltadM2qRmoM
- User Guide --> http://www.mediafire.com/?bh1bi78c0g9sdcp
- Win 8 compatible nano wifi adapter such as FAR tenda W311M from fry's
- Most recent Chipset driver from Intel - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/D...9%09%09%09
- Most recent Video Driver from Intel - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/D...s&lang=eng
- Most recent audio driver from Realtek - http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloa...Down=false
- Video http://youtu.be/2bVBWqEtwfw

Installing Ubuntu:
- How to get Live CD to Work http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57610156&postcount=1012

Installing Android Market
Follow these instructions to install Android Market on the Android 2.3 Install http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...p?t=827209
I just downloaded the G Tablet.zip on my PC. Unzip the contents and placed the folder in a USB stick. Install the APK's in the order specified in the link. Ran GMAIL to specify my account, then ran the Market. Angry birds does install and runs fine. (rianmanu)

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#916
Does the Viewsonic online order status system work well? i.e. does it update when you are "queued for shipping" or when it finally ships?
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#917
It's back on the site, still shows out of stock however
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When I install the video driver, now the touchscree looks more lagging. I even disable all effects for performance. Does anyone have any solution for this?
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It's back on the site, still shows out of stock however
Had one in my cart, mistyped my CC card, and when I corrected it the tablet was already gone.
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Quote from steppedinit View Post :
Had one in my cart, mistyped my CC card, and when I corrected it the tablet was already gone.
This is a situation where autohotkey comes in handy. Make a macro that fills in your CC information automagically and assign it to a function key. When that comes up, click the first field, then hit the function key, and BAM, it's filled out. Two keypresses and a click to checkout, less than 5 seconds.

You can put something in your cart to practice the filling out CC macro script in autohotkey, then just don't hit the checkout button. Rince, repeat, until the macro is ready to go.
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Had one in my cart, mistyped my CC card, and when I corrected it the tablet was already gone.
I ordered at the same time -- mine "processed." About 50 minutes later I received this email:

Dear Mr. Xxxxxxxx,

I am sorry to inform you that your order XXXXXXXX cannot be processed; We are Out of Stock. The order has been cancelled.

Thank you,

ViewSonic Corporation

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No problem! Just ship the one I ordered yesterday, please!!! Cool
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Go-go-go. Back in stock!
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Just went live and grabbed another one.
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And of course it just came back in stock again for a minute. I didn't try this time. But why couldn't that one be used for my order?

I wonder if they are limiting orders now since I already ordered one?

Either I ordered a split second after someone else and mine should not have really processed, or they're just being a*holes now. Stick Out Tongue
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stop ordering them, sheesh. laugh out loud
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Quote from atrac View Post :
And of course it just came back in stock again for a minute. I didn't try this time. But why couldn't that one be used for my order?

I wonder if they are limiting orders now since I already ordered one?

Either I ordered a split second after someone else and mine should not have really processed, or they're just being a*holes now. Stick Out Tongue
Well, they sold at least 18 today. That's the order number spread between the one I got in the morning and the one I placed just now. However, NONE of mine have shipped yet.
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Well like I said mine ordered yesterday has not shipped yet either. Their site does say 2 business days to process so I won't worry just yet.

Ordering and having my order canceled less than an hour later does make me worry though. If they are truly out of stock like the second email I received said then I'm not going to waste any more time on it if their system is buggy and giving false positives.

And hopefully they are creating order numbers on more things than just this tablet or they're not going to be around for much longer. Stick Out Tongue
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false alarm
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i guess that's it, the page is removed now.
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i guess that's it, the page is removed now.
I am glad they did. It will be back though, they realize that all the check4change refreshes are imposing on their servers.
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