As you may have noticed I did not have enough time to write articles during the last weeks. But here we go again…
During the Computex 2010 in Taiwan many tablet devices where presented. Some where weak and underpowered, some where presented as new although we knew them already (like the Sanxi Fujian with the Rockchip processor) and some where pretty cool. One of the cool ones is the MSI Wind Pad 110, another is the Viliv X10 from korean company Yukyung Technologies.
The Viliv X10 surprised with it’s screen resolution and 3D graphics power. This tablet was presented in two versions: A Windows version with an Atom Z520 1,6Ghz processor and an Android version with a Samsung C110 (Cortex A-8 ARM) with 1Ghz. It is still in a prototype status, but maybe we will see the Android version soon as some blogs pointed out.
Here are some pictures of the Viliv X10:
Steve from carrypad.com also had his hands on this tablet and provides a nice video (read also his article!):
So here are the specifications of the Viliv X10 Android tablet as I found them until now:
|Processor||Samsung C110 (ARM Cortex A8) / 1Ghz|
|Ram||??? (the Atom based Windows version has 1GB RAM)|
|Screen||10″ / 1366 x 768 WXVGA / 16:9 / capacitive touchscreen / potentially multitouch depending on software|
|Storage||16/32GB internal storage / additional storage on a micro SD card|
|A/V Input||Backside camera (should better be on front I think…)|
|A/V Output||Headphone / HDMI out|
|Network||WLAN (802.11 b/g) / 3G (HSPA/EVDO) / WiMax|
|Connectors||USB (suppose it will be a micro USB) / Audio In-Out / HDMI /|
|Battery||10hrs battery life|
|Extras||Android 2.1 in engineering sample, Android 2.2 later / micro SD card reader / no marketplace in engeneering sample / IR Transmitter for remote control / 1080p video playback|
|Price Range||no idea yet|
|Manufacturer||Viliv (Yukyung Technologies, Korea)|
Now this is a really surprising device. It is snappy, it has great graphics (with a higher resolution than the iPad) and it’s made for gaming. This is what I would be looking for. Let’s hope that they finish it soon and hit markets shortly. But don’t expect that it will be cheap as some of the other devices. Good components like the processor and the capacitive touchscreen have their price.
To end this post, I recommend you to read the article and watch the videos of Avram Piltch of laptopmag.com. He was the first who wrote about it and his reaction to the gaming experience on the Viliv X10 is very enthusiastic. I know why…. see yourself at laptopmag.com.
UPDATE June 18, 2010: Corrected processor speed of the Windows Version to 1,6Gh. Thanks to Gerard, for pointing that out. You’ll find the specs of the Windows Viliv X10 on the manufacturers site.