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.