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Summary:

The S10 is a notebook from Korea that has some features not found in most netbooks. The convertible screen swings around to convert from notebook to slate tablet, and this is augmented by a unique resistive multitouch display. The S10 has an impressive 10-hour battery life.

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It is raining 10-inch notebooks at Mobile Tech Manor today as the UPS guy just dropped off the Viliv S10 Blade. The S10 is a notebook from Korea that has some features not found in most netbooks. The convertible screen swings around to convert from notebook to slate tablet, and is augmented by a unique resistive multitouch display. Most multitouch displays use capacitive digitizers that do not recognize standard stylus taps, but the S10 is resistive and even comes with a tiny stylus tucked in the body.

I have not spent much time with the Viliv S10 Blade yet, but I am looking forward to trying the 10-inch notebook in slate mode. Here are the full specs of the unit as supplied by Viliv for evaluation:

  • CPU: Intel Atom Z550, 2.00 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB SSD
  • Display: 10.1-inch, 1366×768, 3-point multitouch
  • Ports: 2xUSB 2.0, miniUSB, VGA out, composite video out, audio in/out, power, SDHC slot
  • Communications: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
  • Webcam
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Battery: 43W/Hr,  rated for 10 hours
  • Dimensions and weight: 10.23 x 7.28 x 1.02 inches, 2.67 lbs.

I’m going to bang away on the S10 to get a good feel for how well it works. I can already tell that the resistive multitouch screen is not conducive to inking at all. Meanwhile enjoy these photos that show just how small and thin the S10 is compared to other netbooks.

 

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  1. I think I would take either the S7 or the HP instead of this, and that glossy lid is nothing but a fingerprint magnet.

    Any chance of a Fujitsu UH900 making an appearance at Mobile Tech Manor?

  2. mobile.fernandez Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Looking forward to your take on this. The Viliv S10 is #1 in my sights right now for my next piece of gear. Mostly interested in responsiveness to multitouch, media playback performance, and battery life. Can’t wait for it to come out.

  3. Any chance the Entourage Edge shows up at the Manor?

    1. Soon. :)

      1. Any hint on how soon. :)

      2. Pretty soon. :)

  4. I really like it! Looks like it has everything I need from a netbook (except maybe an extra GB of RAM). It’s not in the listed specs but it seems it also has 3G (there’s a function key to enable it).
    Any info on pricing?
    Also I thought resistive touchscrrens are unable to multitouch. Care to explain a little more?

    1. From the unboxing on an other site, looks like you can’t add RAM the S10, which is really a bad news.

  5. I’m anxiously awaiting your thoughts on the S-10. It is in my sights but your final opinion on the inking experience are welcome. Would also like your opinion on if the the S-10, which of the convertible netbooks does meet your inking test. You prediction on which of the netbooks, convertible tablets will be the first to implement the PixelQi screens.

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