Viliv X10 Android Tablet Blows Our Mind With 1366 x 768 Screen, 3D Graphics, HD Video - LAPTOP Magazine: The Pulse of Mobile Technology

Viliv X10 Android Tablet Blows Our Mind With 1366 x 768 Screen, 3D Graphics, HD Video

What do you really want in a tablet device? A large high-res screen? The ability to play 3D games and HD video? A rich ecosystem of apps, perhaps? What about an SD card slot or USB support? The new Viliv X10 Tablet with Android promises all of that and more. We had a chance to spend a few moments with this gorgeous device at Computex 2010 and we came away impressed.

Update June 5th: Added more images to the gallery, included more detailed specs from Viliv, and shot an additional overview video.

The first thing that strikes you about the X10 is its bright 10-inch, 1366×768 capacitive touch screen. That’s the highest resolution we’ve seen in a 10-inch tablet and it’s a huge benefit over the 1024 x 768 iPad. After all, 1366 x 768 is 16:9 aspect ratio, which means you have more than 720p (1280 x 720) you can use to play games and watch movies.

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Speaking of playing games, the ARM-based processor in the demo system we saw was powerful enough to provide an immersive 3D gaming experience at full screen. Watch the video below to see the Viliv X10 playing a racing game that uses the tablet’s built-in accelerometer as a controller. You may not see it in the video, but we were impressed with the shadows and fine details that were visible in the game. Clearly, this tablet has graphics muscle.

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The Viliv X10 also delivers the goods when it comes to video playback. We watched a 720p trailer for Toy Story 3 and were blown away by the richness of the colors and the sharpness of the images returned by the glossy screen. Viliv tells us that the X10 should be able to playback even 1080p video without a hitch. This is a playback experience that promises to be better than the iPad.

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The Viliv X10 is powered by a 1-GHz Samsung C110 processor based on the Cortex A-8 CPU. It has 16 or 32GB of internal flash memory and is equipped with an SD card reader, USB port, HDMI out, and a back-facing webcam. In addition to Wi-Fi, it should also be available with built-in 3G or WiMax. The battery is said to provide up to 10 hours of endurance.

The X10 we saw as running Android 2.1, but Viliv tells us that before this tablet is finished, it will be running Android 2.2. That can only mean one thing: Flash support. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability,though Viliv reps told us the device is coming along nicely and indeed the model we saw looked good enough to sell right now.

There’s also a Windows 7 version of the Viliv X10. Though Viliv was not showing the Windows 7 version of the X10 in their suite, we spied a demo unit working under glass at Microsoft’s booth and took a few pictures. The chassis looks exactly the same as the Android version, though you’ll notice the familiar trappings of Windows 7 on the screen.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Viliv X10 and updating you as we learn more. If the final version lives up to the potential we saw demonstrated here at Computex, this could be an incredible iPad alternative.


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Avram Piltch
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The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com 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. AMora Says:

    Fantastic!!!

  2. Mac Hoe Says:

    looks very promising… how does it compare to the iPad in terms of size and weight? The pictures shows is way thicker than the iPad..

  3. Maximilian Says:

    I thought the maximum Android 2.1 supports is FWVGA (480×854).

    http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html

  4. arathras Says:

    Could you tell us where is there booth?
    Because as they’re korean then they should be nangang floor 4th
    but they don’t seem to be and they aren’t even in the book (nor viliv nor yukyung..)

  5. Someone Says:

    Remember, Android is open source, so as long as a company is willing to support their own product, they can do so.

  6. RickRussellTX Says:

    Dang it Avram! Who do I have to kill to get one of those? :-)

    Rick R.

  7. ScaryShit Says:

    But who’s that creepy dude in the tablet’s reflection?

  8. Hope Veysey Says:

    Love the Toy Story movies, awesome animation.

  9. Mark Says:

    When will this site change how they show pictures? so lame loading a new page with every pic including flash and menus!! And one thing to keep in mind when taking photos————FOCUS-

  10. Counsel Says:

    3G or other broadband wireless connectivity? Full specs? Can’t wait to buy one, and I would buy one today if it were out…

  11. Human.0.id Says:

    And why in the world people would buy this TN piece of sh?t even with a little higher resolution but 262,000 colors, bleeding bottom and narrow viewing angles instead of making themselves happy with the beauty of IPS screen?

  12. Counsel Says:

    Human.0.id…

    Because some of us think? We like Flash and don’t care about Steve’s obsession (or lack thereof) for Flash, porn, or Google…

    iPad doesn’t have the IPS screen, and why would you pay for resolution your eye can’t see? Talk about a lack of efficiency… Sounds like you care about what a device looks like rather than the function it provides…

    Ohhh, I have 16.4 million colors, great resolution, but no, I can’t run flash, install any apps without them approved by Steve, …

    Full web experience is NOT seeing blank spaces where flash items exist.

    Your mileage may vary, but why do you need validation for your device?

    Grow up and realize people want different stuff and that what is “right” for you may be “wrong” for others–all without “invalidating” your choice.

  13. Human.0.id Says:

    Negative, because some of us just hate Apple no matter what. If Viliv X10 would have at least the same screen as iPad, I would say “wow! I’m gonna get one”, but unfortunately many manufacturers know that people are not going to pay much attention to why their screen looks weird. iPad has an IPS screen no matter what you’re saying – this is the fact and it is much better than even most laptops have. In most laptops manufacturers put the cheapest TN panel, just some of them like Dell XPS have IPS screen which is much better talking about color gammut, blacks, viewing angles. Please Google for “TN IPS PVA” or just click on the link below:

    http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/lcd-panel-types.php

  14. Nitro Fan Says:

    I think its funny that so many people can be conned by one man! Steve Jobs is without a doubt the best conman I have EVER seen in action He really does prove the point it is possible to fool ALL your disciples ALL the time.

    IF you want to spend £700 on a device that, whilst it has a “nice” screen is so locked down by dogma and lack of function, that it is actually little more than a big Ipod touch, then go ahead and part with your hard earned!

    I will be spending my money on the device that gives me, VALUE for money, the flexibility to work in a manner that suits me, and without loss of web content! at present this looks like a clear leader to me.

    I really cannot see the disadvantages I very much doubt anyone is going to use one of these things as their primary “puter” so the screen issue is going to have a minimal impact and frankly I think the benefits of IPS is somewhat oversold given the type of device the iPad is people simply will not be using them to the degree they use a Desktop, Laptop or Net-book.

  15. BDA123 Says:

    Actually Counsel the Ipad does have an IPS screen. The Ipad is a well designed product that does exactly what Apple wants it to do. It is a beautiful screen that is very responsive. I spent several hours playing on my brother’s Ipad the other day. Yes it is a big iPod Touch that sell lots of Apple apps via their store. Truth is that if you can’t produce a better product than Apple you should get out of the ball game. If Viliv wants to create a Ipod killer they need to provided a product that is as good if not better. I would hope they put a great screen in it as well as the rest of the package which it appears that they are doing. There is really only room for a few great products on the market. Ipad is already one of them. HP is working very hard behind the scenes to revamp the HP slate with WebOS. I think they have the resources to create a great product and it too will most likely feature an IPS screen. I would love to see the X10 as a true conpetitor to the Ipad and HP Slate. Ipad has their store, the X10 must come compatible with the Android store or it is dead, and mark my words you will see an HP store also based off of WebOS. They may do a joint venture with Amazon, Walmart, or CinemaNow but it will happen. I am anything but an Apple lover and will wait until a great competitor exists. That being said, it has been sad to watch so many executives in all of Apples competitors get caught with their pants down on the tablet/slate market. Pathetic, many of them should be fired for such poor vision.

  16. C3PO Says:

    “The first thing that strikes you about the X10 is its bright 10-inch, 1366×768 capacitive touch screen.”

    Actually, not to me. The first thing that strikes me about the X10 is how similar it’s going to cost with the iPad. With all the whiz-bang these guys are throwing in to match or supersede the much berated Apple product, we are most likely looking at the ballpark figure of over 400 USD, at least. At this price, unless buyers have the inherent need for a touchscreen (artistically inclined) or for the sheer gee-whiz factor (fat wallets), most of them would rather be sitting down with a cheap netbook.

    That is, unless you can sell the Android slate as being MORE ORIGINAL, and MORE FUN than the iPad. That’s going to take a lot of brainwashing and mind-fucking. And mind-fucking, I’ll tell you, isn’t fun, not even if it’s from someone other than Microsoft or Apple.

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