Viliv has finally confirmed pricing and availability for the long-awaited S10 Blade netbook. The convertible tablet netbook is now available for pre-order in North America for $699, coming with Windows XP. This particular model won’t include three-point multitouch output as promised, but other models are on the way.
Later iterations of the S10 Blade netbook will share the same basic features – a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution resistive, multitouch touchscreen, 1 GB RAM, Bluetooth 2.0 and a webcam. It packs either a 1.6 GHz or 2.0 GHz Intel Atom CPU and a variety of storage options: a 60 GB HDD or SSDs in 32 and 64 GB versions.
A number of the models will get HSPA 3G modules. Expect battery life to run as long as 10 hours.
We’re still in the dark about shipping dates, so keep your eyes peeled.
The device has admirable specs, such as a 1366 x 768 resolution on the 10-inch screen. It will run Windows 7 and stay alive for an amazing 10 hours, despite its relative slimness.
The Viliv S10 is due late Q4 with 32 GB/64 GB SanDisk SSDs, optional 3G, Intel Atom 1.33 GHz/2.0 GHz processors (a rumored upcoming chip) and 1 GB of RAM. We’re expecting the Viliv S10 to start at around $500, to be boosted with additional features
Take a look at LaptopMag’s hands-on demo of the netbook over at their site.