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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

Vicious421 1 88 February 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM in Computers (3)
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Promoted 02-02-2013 by brisar at 06:11 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 12:23 PM
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 - https://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 https://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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#1546
Quote from Bagira View Post :
Hi Tatiana et al,

Good to see the thread still alive.

After my third RMA I gave up and sold my Viewsonic.

Got myself Lenovo Miix 2 8" instead.

Viewsonic was nice, except for the quality issues.
Hi Bagira! I missed this when you posted it somehow. Glad you got a nice new machine. I was pretty irritated by the Viewsonic quality issues as well, and ended up selling my two units on Ebay for $260 each. Some computer repair store bought them, actually, so they will have to deal with them now. Well, at least I made a profit. And it was fun. Smilie

Quote from frankzhu View Post :
I lost the driver disk. I am able to install everything (Win7) except for the Bluetooth. I downloaded the driver from viewsonic. Everything in Device Manager seems fine, but I am not able to use the BT. Can someone send me the driver and BlueSoleil? Much appreciated.
I'll have to hunt for a spare driver disk, but I can get them to you tomorrow. PM me your email.
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Quote from tatiana30241 View Post :
Hi Bagira! I missed this when you posted it somehow. Glad you got a nice new machine. I was pretty irritated by the Viewsonic quality issues as well, and ended up selling my two units on Ebay for $260 each. Some computer repair store bought them, actually, so they will have to deal with them now. Well, at least I made a profit. And it was fun. Smilie



I'll have to hunt for a spare driver disk, but I can get them to you tomorrow. PM me your email.
Congrats!

I highly recommend Lenovo Miix 2, just got a second one refurb from the outlet for $155+tax.

I suggest you do the same while they are still available.

It was good to hear from you Smilie
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Quote from tatiana30241 View Post :
Hi Bagira! I missed this when you posted it somehow. Glad you got a nice new machine. I was pretty irritated by the Viewsonic quality issues as well, and ended up selling my two units on Ebay for $260 each. Some computer repair store bought them, actually, so they will have to deal with them now. Well, at least I made a profit. And it was fun. Smilie



I'll have to hunt for a spare driver disk, but I can get them to you tomorrow. PM me your email.
Hi, thank you tatiana30241! please PM me as your setting does not allow me to do so.
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Quote from Bagira View Post :
Congrats!

I highly recommend Lenovo Miix 2, just got a second one refurb from the outlet for $155+tax.

I suggest you do the same while they are still available.

It was good to hear from you Smilie
It's good to hear from you too! We should meet up here every year or so, just to keep the thread alive. This has to be the biggest, longest-running thread ever. Big Grin

Thanks for the heads up on the Lenovo. I've been wanting a new 10 inch tab, but that price might be too good to pass up. I can probably find a use for it. Repped. Smilie

Quote from frankzhu View Post :
Hi, thank you tatiana30241! please PM me as your setting does not allow me to do so.
Sorry about that, I've just changed my setting and messaged you.
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#1550
does anyone know where I can order a cmos battery for this v10pi? it seems its wrapped in plastic and has a lead/cable on it and viewsonic can not supply me with a partnumber. the info on the plastic wrapped around the battery reads: Newsun CR2025CL-47
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Hi Folks,

I just went through the process to install Windows 7 that is outlined in the PDF.

Unfortunately, when I got to Step 9: Download and install VRSwitcher, the website seems to no longer be available:

http://vsg.viewsonic.com/v10pi/ap...itcher.msi

Could someone please point me in the right direction to where I can find the VRSwitcher.msi file?

Thanks!
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Had windows 8.1 installed, tablet was ok.Installed Windows 10 prview. Still could not get the built in wifi to work. Played around with 10 for a while, tablet was sluggish. Not worth keeping. Installed Windows 7, built in wifi works fine, tablet runs alot better with 7 installed than 8 or 10.
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Quote from Hosscow View Post :
Had windows 8.1 installed, tablet was ok.Installed Windows 10 prview. Still could not get the built in wifi to work. Played around with 10 for a while, tablet was sluggish. Not worth keeping. Installed Windows 7, built in wifi works fine, tablet runs alot better with 7 installed than 8 or 10.
I thought it ran better with 10 than 7, but you're right that Wifi doesn't work Frown
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Quote from gaijin4life View Post :
Okay, I guess I'll try replacing the button battery and see if that does it.
I have a friend who laso has same problem. His Viewpad lsoing date and time when turned off. How do i get access to the cmos battery?
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