While we got our first glimpse of Viliv S10 Blade pricing yesterday, when import specialist Dynamism confirmed the convertible touchscreen netbook would kick off from $699, we've still been waiting for full pricing across all seven models. A little Google Shopping magic later, however, and one UMPC Portal commenter has dug up all the pricing; as we feared, the S10 Blade isn't going to be an especially affordable system. Full price/spec list after the cut.
All models come with 1GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch 3-point multitouch-capable display (though the entry-level model lacks OS support for multitouch) running at 1366 x 768, a webcam, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and WiFi b/g. The seven SKUs are as follows:
- Atom Z530 1.6GHz/60GB HDD/Win XP - $699
- Atom Z530 1.6GHz/32GB SSD/Win 7 - $797
- Atom Z530 1.6GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7 - $857
- Atom Z530 1.6GHz/32GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem - $889
- Atom Z530 1.6GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem - $949
- Atom Z550 2.0GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7 - $987
- Atom Z550 2.0GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem - $1,079
Despite Viliv's work to squeeze up to 10hrs runtime from the S10 Blade (or 7hrs solid video playback), we're not convinced users will spend over $1k on a netbook. When you consider what other ultraportable machines you could get for that sort of money, sales success of the S10 seems far from guaranteed.