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'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: Very nice product with Windows 7!!! Much more applications possible than I-Pads offer, we can integrate all our programs and use them very easy. Fast enough for videos and music. Battery life could be better and weight is a little to much.
Pros: Durable Construction, Easy To Use, Fast, Large Screen
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.
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...
Summary: (quick self bio to help you judge my review: I'm 41 and been using/abusing computers since I was 15 at O Level - worked as a Senior ISP Tech for 6.5 years) I've had my tablet now for a couple of weeks and overall I like it. However, let me start off with a warning / piece of advice. 1. It is VITAL you plug in a USB keyboard and/or mouse to run Windows first time as it defaults to GERMAN (God knows why!) as the default language to install.