Viliv S10 Promises Win 7 Touch, 10 Hours of Endurance
Viliv, maker of the numerous mobile internet devices and small netbooks, is at it again. At IDF 2009, the Korean company showed off its upcoming S10 “Blade” convertible netbook.
Featuring a 10-inch resistive touchscreen with a suprisingly-high 1366×768 resolution, the S10 promises to make you forget all the negative qualities of prior convertible netbooks like the ASUS Eee PC T91. Instead of the ancient Windows XP operating system, the S10 will come with Windows 7 home premium. Instead of a mere four hours of battery life, the Viliv promises a full 10, even though it has a battery that is completely flush with the bottom of its chassis.
Due out in late Q4, The Viliv S10 will be available in several SKUs with the following specs:
- 32 or 64GB SSDs – Don’t get too excited as a Viliv rep said these will be San Disk SSDs with 70MBps read rates, not the super high speed stuff. These are all about the power saving and small form factor.
- Optional 3G
- Intel Atom 1.33 or 2.0 GHz processors (Even though we’ve never seen a 2.0-GHz Atom CPU, Viliv told us one is coming soon and will be an option)
- Windows 7 Home Premium with additional Viliv “Shuffle” touch interface
- 1GB of RAM
There’s no precise word on pricing yet, but a Viliv rep told us the device would start at over $500 and ramp up based on the options you choose.
We had a chance to go hands-on with the Viliv S10 at the Intel Developer’s Forum and were really impressed how light it was, how bright the screen was, and how attractive the Viliv Shuffle interface is for touch. Check out our hands-on video below, along with some more images.