Early this month, ViewSonic has officially announced their latest 9.7 inch tablet, the ViewPad 97i Pro in China and now the device has listed in ebay with price tag at $488 with 12 Months warranty. Like it’s sibling, the ViewPad P100 tablet, Viewsonic ViewPad 97i Pro also runs on Microsoft Windows 7 as the operating system, as well as Intel Atom as the heart of the machine and compatible with usually applications that you can found on Windows PC.
It boasts a 9.7 inch IPS (In-Plane Switching) capacitive touch screen display with multi-point touch support, 720p video playback and a 1024-by-768 pixels native resolution. With Intel GMA 3600 as graphics accelerator, Viewsonic ViewPad 97i Pro tablet capable delivers clear, crisp and vivid color when you playing games, watching video or web browsing. If you need to enjoy full high definition multimedia content with your friends or family, this model also allows users to connect it into HDTV, thanks to mini HDMI port.
Sadly, it lacks rear camera for capture photos, but above the display you’ll find 1.3 megapixel front facing camera with internal microphone for face to face video communications. Inside, the Intel Atom N2600 dual core processor that clocked at 1.6GHZ, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel NM10 Chipset and Windows OS provides more than enough power for basic mobile computing tasks. The 9.7 inch Windows Tablet also integrated with a 32GB SSD (Solid State Drive) for internal storage and backed by Micro SD card slot expanded storage capacity up to 32GB (more than enough to store your document and multimedia content).
Physically, the device has matte black cassing with weighs at 998g and measures 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.6 inch. It’s thicker and heavier than Archos 97 Xenon tablet which has weighs only at 650 g and only 0.45 thick, but it still comfortable to carry around and can fit perfectly in your bag. Other specifications are a G-sensor support, 4900mAh Lithium Polymer battery, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2x USB 2.0 ports, bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi for wireless connection and 3G network support. Unfortunately, the company didn’t officially announced about availability in the U.S. yet, but like other ViewSonic device, we think the ViewPad 97i Pro also will be hit the U.S. soon.