Viliv S10 Blade full pricing leaks: too expensive

Feb 25, 2010
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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.


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