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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. (rianman

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Quote from Akarin View Post :
the reviews are based on the retail price at release $500+
at this price, it is a different story
Also... only 4 hr battery life, which translate to 3 hrs. if you are lucky...
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There are lack of information about this tablet. That is the reason holds me back from buying this Frown
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Not sure why anyone would want to use this tablet except if it ran win 8.
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Wonder if you can pop in a faster processor.
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Wonder if you can pop in a faster processor.
ofc not, even if you can you wouldn't want to.
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I wish someone had a video of it running Win8. Even if the network controller didn't work in Win8, you can always use a USB one.
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I bit. It's a nice piece of hardware; hoping they'll honor the warranty if it's really bad. Going for the $149 version since I'm hoping for windows 8; if not then win 7 is cheap.
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#23
Same specs as the Dell Latitude ST, which was $200 new some time ago. It's not worth using Windows 8 with this, the drivers are flaky at best. Almost nothing works, I had to track down drivers for the wireless card to get that working, even then it fails sometimes. The two cameras, multi-touch, and HDMI-output, all refuse to function properly. This isn't worth getting unless it's for Windows 7.
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Bought 2, 25 minutes apart. Order number only jumped by 6. Thought that this would blow up. Just read in the Dell Latitude ST review that the processor is slower than the N270. That was the CPU in those first Atom netbooks. Oops.
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Bought 2, 25 minutes apart. Order number only jumped by 6. Thought that this would blow up. Just read in the Dell Latitude ST review that the processor is slower than the N270. That was the CPU in those first Atom netbooks. Oops.
The hardware is worth the money but the reviews are pretty terrible and no development makes it a pass for me..
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I ordered one as well, did you guys get a confirmation email yet? I got nothing.
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The hardware is worth the money but the reviews are pretty terrible and no development makes it a pass for me..
Really? It's older than N270, which already runs a little sluggish when I stream some videos on Arch with no desktop environment, at 1024x600, can't imagine how slow it'll crawl on Win 7.
If you can install some form of lightweight Linux distro that's touch oriented though, it might be better.

Apparently Z670 came out in mid 2011, while N270 in 2008.
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Really? It's older than N270, which already runs a little sluggish when I stream some videos on Arch with no desktop environment, at 1024x600, can't imagine how slow it'll crawl on Win 7.
If you can install some form of lightweight Linux distro that's touch oriented though, it might be better.
It's got an ssd so win 7 shouldn't be that slow.
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I ordered one as well, did you guys get a confirmation email yet? I got nothing.
Got my confirmation immediately upon ordering both. I saved my info with a password on the first order and the second order used my saved address info.
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It's got an ssd so win 7 shouldn't be that slow.
SSD can only help with so much though, it certainly won't help with slideshows Wink.

According to
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Inte...115.0.html
it is indeed slower than the N270.
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