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.


Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. JJ Says:

    WOW, I can see this being a killer machine for Viliv. I love my S5 but it’s not for everyone.

    But the 2ghz version of the Viliv S10 could compete directly against the Lenovo X200 and at a much lower cost!

    Most x200 users would find the 2.0ghz fine. I use Office 2007 (mainly One Note and Outlook) with my 1.3ghz SSD equipped S5 with no problems at all.

    On the other end they could appeal to the mass netbook market with the 1.3 and 1.6ghz units. This could put them on the map if they can market it correctly.

  2. Jesse B Andersen Says:

    According to Dynamism it will start $699

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