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Viewsonic Cuts Price Of Its Own iPad 2 Rival To £250

After the EEE Pad and the Advent Vega, another competitor has surfaced from Viewsonic after the latter start offering a £25 discount on the Viewpad 10S bringing the price of the tablet to £249.99.

The tablet (opens in new tab) is available at this price from Misco with a £25 cashback that expires on the 4th of April after which it reverts back to £275; note that delivery is not included.

The Viewpad 10S is more expensive than the Advent Vega but comes with a free 16GB microSD card onboard. Like the Dixons product, it is powered by a dual core Nvidia Tegra dual core ARM-based system on chip, clocked at 1GHz and has 512MB RAM and 512MB onboard storage.

Ditto for the screen, a 10-inch LED-backlit, capacitive multi-touch TFT widescreen display with a 1024x600 native resolution. There's a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera, a 3300mAh battery with an estimated battery life of eight hours, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Android 2.2, Flash compatibility, a microSD card slot, a microSD card slot, a HDMI connector and a USB port.

At 780g with a thickness of 14.5mm, the Viewpad is significantly thicker and heavier than either the iPad 2 or the Galaxy Tab S II. But then, the iPad 2 costs £150 more than the Viewpad 10S.

Some reviews have mentioned that Viewpad comes with App Center which was launched last year by AndroidPIT and is basically a rival to Google's official Android Market. There are a number of ways of installing Google's App repository on the Viewpad 10S though.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.