Viliv X7 Android, X70 Windows slates introduced at CES
Viliv put up a good show at this CES with a handful of tablets at this CES; two of them were X7 and the X70. Of these, while the X70 is largely a refresh of the existing model of the same name, the X7 is a brand-new device.
Talking of the Viliv X70, the Windows 7-based tablet features a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 pixels capacitive multitouch display and is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Oak Trail CPU. Also under the hood you have 1 (options available for 2GB) of RAM and a 32GB SSD.
Other standard features include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity, as well as HDMI output and support for full HD (1080p) video. Power backup is provided courtesy a 5600mAh battery which should last for a good 6.5 hours. The device will come pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter or Home Premium.
One of the most striking features of the slate PC comes in the form of a capacitive touchpad that lets you navigate about the interface using a pointer. You also get easy-to-use capacitive buttons on the panel of the tablet, unlike the hardware ones in the current model. The all-black, nicely built X70 weighs 0.92 pounds.
The Android-based X7, on the other hand, is equipped with a 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor and 512MB of RAM as well as options for 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of storage under the hood. A 7-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multitouch display does duty on the device which has standard features like 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G or WiMAX, front and rear cameras. Other nifty features include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and compass. Common with the X70, the X7 will have a 5600mAh battery, however, with an impressive promise of 9.5 hours of longevity, a lot more than its Windows-powered sibling. The X7 weighs 0.88 pounds and although the tablet would initially be launched with Google Android 2.2 aka Froyo installed, an Android 3.0 Gingerbread update also should not be far away. Visually, the X7 Android tablet shares a lot with the X70 Windows version, except for the standard Android buttons in place of the Windows-related ones.