Viliv S10 Blade Brings Viliv Up To Netbook Category
Viliv has been known for making small MIDs and tablets that are mostly part of the pock pc segment. They changed this image at the IDF this year by releasing the Viliv S10 Blade convertible tablet. This 10inch device is the first real netbook from the company. The S10 being a Viliv, there is a lot of innovation that has gone in to the making of this device.
The S10 has a 10inch screen that has a native resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It runs Windows 7 and will offer some options for customization to the customer. There is a choice between a 1.33GHz processor or a 2.0GHz processor, both Intel Atom. Storage is in the form of an SSD, with an option to choose between a 32GB one and a 64GB one.
Connectivity is taken care of by the usual WiFi and Bluetooth. There is an option to include a 3G broadband modem for those who want to surf on the go.
The battery life that Viliv claims is quite good – 10 hours. That too with the battery not sticking out of the device but resting flush mounted with the rest of the components. Most extended batteries have the problem of jutting out of the device.
The device is a convertible tablet and the touchscreen is resistive. There is no indication from Viliv whether the touchscreen will support multi-touch but it is clear that such a new device would be incomplete without support for multi-touch.
A high degree of portability is a definite selling point for this device and it shows that the company has worked on this aspect. After all, a tablet that is not very portable is hardly a good tablet. The S10 has not been updated on Viliv’s official website and is not on sale at press time.