Viliv’s S10 Blade, the company’s 10.1-inch convertible touchscreen netbook, has finally gone up for preorder. The good folk at import specialists Dynamism are listing seven SKUs of the netbook; the basic S10 Blade comes with Windows XP, a 60GB HDD and 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor (and thus lacks OS multitouch support), but after that it’s Windows 7 all round and a choice of 32GB or 64GB SSDs.
Processor options include the 1.6GHz Z530 and Intel’s 2.0GHz Atom Z550 chip; RAM is 1GB across the range. Connectivity, meanwhile, includes WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR as standard, together with optional HSPA modems on certain models. There are also two USB 2.0 ports, a USB slave port (for hooking the S10 up to a host PC and making easy file transfers), VGA and a TV-out port (supporting composite, component and S-Video).
Viliv are quoting up to 10hrs use from the 43Wh battery (or 7hrs solid video playback) but we reckon most people will be looking at the S10 Blade as an ultramobile pen- and finger-computing platform. At 260 x 185 x 17-26 mm it’s a compact package; now all we need to know is specific pricing, though Dynamism so say the S10 Blade will start from a somewhat expensive $699.99.