Viliv S10 Multitouch Convertible. Unboxing and Demo. (Video)

Posted on 05 March 2010, Last updated on 07 March 2010 by

S10desk Viliv are just a short time away from releasing the S10 into the wild and we’ve been lucky enough to receive one of the final samples before it goes into full production. As you’ll see in the video there’s no retail packaging but the S10 is there and in this 14 minute video I unpack and demonstrate the device.

The S10 was shipped with Windows Aero on and I’d immediately advise any one else testing an S10 to turn that off. It causes a serious slowdown in UI responsiveness.

Overall, the S10 is living up to expectations with good build quality, fast SSD (I’m very happy with initial test results and system and app startup responsiveness) and great 3G reception. I am personally still searching for the ultimate multi-touch use case when the multi-touch mouse pad is easier but that’s something I’ll be working on. I’m a relative newbie when it domes to multi-touch.

More information including specs and links in the Viliv S10 info page.

Update: As I test I’m putting notes in this forum thread.

On Monday evening at 2100 GMT+1 JKK and I will be doing a live, open review of the Viliv S10 so come along and see how it performs. We’ll be at

19 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

    New article: Viliv S10 Multitouch Convertible. Unboxing and Demo. (Video)

  2. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    RT @umpcportal: New article: Viliv S10 Multitouch Convertible. Unboxing and Demo. (Video)

  3. Alessandro Tucci says:

    RT @umpcportal: New article: Viliv S10 Multitouch Convertible. Unboxing and Demo. (Video)

  4. Obihoernchen says:

    RT @chippy: RT @umpcportal: New article: Viliv S10 Multitouch Convertible. Unboxing and Demo. (Video)

  5. peter says:

    great review, thanks for this

    so still, like what was mentioned by someone previously, there’s no way to upgrade the ram!? there’s not even access to it at all
    what makes them think that users would be able to stand such limited physical memory?
    that’ll ridiculous if it really is not upgradeable.

  6. alslayer says:

    This Viliv S10 is so cool looking.

  7. NotUsedBrain says:

    Love it! Can’t afford but still very nice device.

  8. Oliver Herbert says:

    Viliv S10 Multitouch Convertible. Unboxing and Demo. (Video)

  9. Yu says:

    I was a bit disappointed by the responsiveness of the browser. My shop-test today with the Samsung N450 suggest, that Windows 7 is just a bit too much for an atom+1GB-Configuration (though obviously it wasn’t a very representative test). The N280 doesn’t provide too much more power than the N450 in the Samsung.

    By the way, is there a way to register for “followup comments” without posting a comment? It’s sort of a pain having to wait until I see fit to comment before I can subscribe to the comments, being stuck with reloading the page again and again.

  10. chippy says:

    Hi Yu

    You can use the rss feed for the comments to keep up with whats happening.
    In firefox the rss icon appears top right in the url bar.

    In this case…


  11. Josef says:

    Cool device, like it since the first sight. Is there no LAN Port?

  12. chippy says:

    Good point Josef. I had compleytely missed that. Maybe on the I/O port. I’ll check with Viliv.

  13. Luc says:

    Chippy, you say screen is 1024×600 but Viliv specs it at 1366×768. I assume latter is correct?

  14. admin says:

    Yup. I’ve put a correction on the youtube video now. Thx

  15. Lexequinerad says:

    Thanks, Chippy. I really like the looks of this sleek convertible tablet. Would like to be able to upgrade the RAM to 2GB. Is this possible? Maybe the Viliv tech people will be able to tweak the resistive screen responsiveness. What is the estimated battery life spec’d on the S10 Blade? I think Viliv will have a “winner device,” here, and I would much prefer this, than the 32GB WiFi iPad ($599). I am really liking this one!

  16. Brentag says:

    if the Asus Seashell line had a baby with a convertible, this is how it would look.

    i think the high price has alot to do with the superb engineering that went into this device. to be a convertible, yet still be thin, light, smooth bottom, user upgradable, is quite impressive. i wonder if that battery is polymer?

  17. Gretchen Glasscock says:

    Viliv S10 Multitouch Convertible. Unboxing and Demo. (Video): Viliv are just a short time away from releasing the …

  18. THADON10 says:

    Good 1st. look Chippy, the price point is not too bad also. I’m not too much of a fan of Viliv. They make really nice product however from past experiences whats under the “hood” was always underpowered for me.However this look really good. I just hope you can upgrade the Ram to 2 gigs. 1 Gig or a win7 system is a no no for me but all in all I am interested with the effort from Viliv, lets hope the final product is worth it.

  19. SimonBelt says:

    A great initial user demo video of the new ViliV S10 our friends at Think4 IT are distributing in UK and Europe –

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