The Viliv S10 Blade is a 10 inch netbook with a touchscreen display and a swivel that lets you use the computer in laptop or netbook mode. It’s not clear whether it will be available from a US distributor anytime soon, but if you’re willing to pay the somewhat high price of importing one from Korea, Dynamism will be taking orders for the Blade soon for $699 and up.
Update: It turns out Dynamism is the US launch partner. So it looks like the base price is going to be $699 at launch.
The base model has a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 HD display, a 60GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 CPU, and Windows XP. Optional upgrades includ Windows 7 Home Premium, a faster 2GHz Atom Z550 processor, and a 32GB or 64GB solid state disk. You can also get the Viliv S10 Blade with a 3G HSPA modem.
Dynamism says the laptop has a 10 hour battery.
At $699, the S10 Blade is definitely one of the more expensive Atom-based convertible tablets on the horizon. You can already pick up a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t for $549 or less. And the Asus Eee PC T101MT should be available soon as well.But the Viliv S10 Blade is a nice looking machine which promises excellent battery life and decent performance.
You can see some more photos and check out my firsthand impressions of the Blade in my hands-on post from CES.
via UMPC Portal