Viliv S10 Blade — Unusual Resistive Multitouch Display


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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