Summary: While I was wondering about getting the Asus Slate or Iconia w500 a friend of mine bought this before me and told me the store I could get it from would let me try it out for 2 weeks. That was about 3 months ago. This device is awesome and it doesn't get 5 starts simply because it's not perfect.
Summary: I have had my ViewPad 10 for two months now. It has worked out great. I picked the ViewPad as a replacement for an aging notebook running XP. It would have cost a lot to upgrade to Windows 7 so I got a replacement. I was also interested in an Android device so I could learn about it. I got both. I can use it for my Windows work (internet, email, watching Hulu and Youtube videos) and my grandchildren can play games on Android 2.2.
Summary: I've had my Viewpad dual over a month now. I like it. I wanted a replacement for my ageing laptop and I found it. Using Windows 7 for tablets works just fine. I have upgraded to Android 2.2 and it is OK for some things but is a work in progress. I can use Windows as I have always done and can learn how to use Android on the same device. Hardware wise, the Viewpad is fast.
Summary: While I was wondering about getting the new Asus Slate a friend of mine bought this before me and told me the store I could get it from would let me try it out for 2 weeks. That was about 1 month ago. This device is awesome and it doesn't get 5 starts simply because it's not perfect.
Excerpt: After attempting to use Android 1.6, without access to Market, I ended up wiping Android off the SSD and using WIN7 exclusively. After compressing the SSD, I'm quite happy with the tablet. If Android 2.2 or higher is ever released I may give it another try, but quite frankly, Android does not smoothly integrate with the rest of my home network which is WIN7 centric.
Pros: Affordable WIN7 tablet, Ability to play various video formats, LAN integration, Easy compatibility with USB devices
Cons: Android on x86 not ready, Can not upgrade SSD without voiding warranty
Summary: The pad is a great piece of tech and operates very well. It is not a desktop replacement, but it's not designed to be. Also, one thing I caught, that others may not. The CPU listed in the extended spec information is incorrect. What it should be is the Intel N455 1.66Ghz, which is an Atom class processor that has ONE (1) single core, but processes 2 threads. This model does NOT have an Intel Core Duo processor, they're two different animals, so please be aware.
Summary: It's a very nice piece of equipment, love it very much, it's very fast and complete. There is just one thing that makes me hate it and it is the 16 gig of hard drive space. After all my years in the computer business, I should have known better before I bought it... The fact is that with a full installation of Windows 7 plus another operating system such as Android in a 16 gig drive what you have left is merely 2 gigs of space...