CES 2010 CoverageBosco - January 6, 2010
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While we were visiting the viliv booth, it was promoting its mobile internet device products. These were the "go-everywhere PC" in the form of the N5 and the multi-touch tablet PC S10 Blade. The N5 features a 4.8" Touch Screen, Intel Atom processor and Windows 7 OS, along with a QWERTY keyboard and the S10 Blade features a 10.1" multi-touch screen with a high resolution (1366x768) and swivel display.
The first device that we looked at was the N5, the slogan that they are using to promote it is "Productivity on-the-go – Revolutionized". The N5 has an Intel Atom Z520 (1.33GHz) with Windows 7 Starter, a 4.8" WSVGA (1024x600) touch-screen and viliv has also packed in a 32GB SSD and 1GB of DDR2 533MHz RAM. You are going to be able to connect with people via live internet chat using a 1.3M pixel camera and type using a QWERTY keyboard that has a total of 63 keys, 34 of which are function keys. The N5 weighs a mere 399g (0.88lbs), measures merely 172 x 86 x 25mm and will run for up to 5 hours between charges. One of the cool features of the N5 is the fact that you are always connected to your social network of choice, along with the micro blogging capabilities.
The next device that we were able to see was the S10 Blade, with the slogan "Convertible Multi-touch Tablet." It makes use of the Intel Atom Z530 (1.6GHz) processor with Windows 7 Home Premium and a 10.1" multi-touch LCD (1366x768). You have the option of getting the S10 Blade with either a 32, 64, or 128GB SSD installed, along with 1GB of DDR2 533 RAM. The keyboard features 84 keys including the 34 function keys. They claim you are going to be able to run this piece of hardware for up to 10 hours, or for 7 hours of movie playback. The S10 Blade weighs in at 1.21Kg (2.67lbs) and measures 260 x 185 x 17-26mm. You will be able to stay connected with the integrated 3G HSPA.
The final product that caught our eye was the S5. As with the N5 and S10 Blade, it comes equipped with an Intel Atom processor, the Z520 (1.33GHz), as well as 1GB of DDR2 533MHz RAM. You are going to be able to get either a 60GB HDD or a 16 or 32GB SDD with the unit. The S5 will power on in 3-4 seconds and the battery should allow for up to 5 hours of video playback. There is no physical keyboard with the S5, however the onscreen keyboard does make up for that. It weighs up to 0.95lbs depending on configuration and measures 6 x 3.3 x 0.96 inches.