September 24, 2009 at 11:36 am
Viliv, the Korean manufacturer normally known for its MIDs, is showing off a new netbook at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) 2009. The S10 Blade is a convertible 10-inch touchscreen netbook that will ship with a 10-hour battery and launch with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Impressively, the Viliv S10 has a high-resolution (1366 x 768) display and the high-capacity battery will sit flush with the chassis. There’s no multi-touch on this model though as it will ship with a resistive screen. It will be powered by either a 1.33GHz or forthcoming 2.0GHz processor, 1GB RAM and either a 32 or 64GB SSD. The SanDisk SSDs won’t be performance models, running with 70MBps read rates.
It will also have optional 3G. The Viliv S10 is due out by the end of this year and available in a number of configurations starting from $499. We’ve attached a number of hands-on videos of the device after the break.