Brief hands-on with Viliv X70 Windows 7 tablet

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Although the Viliv X70 wasn't available at the company's booth today (it's still being set up), I was able to spend a few minutes with it at Intel's booth during my pre-show escapade this afternoon.

The screen orientation was stuck in an upside down position, the buttons on either side of the display were unresponsive, and screen was frozen in a "Connecting…" state in some program I didn't recognize, so all I could really do was pick up the device and look at the hardware.

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It felt really nice and solid. The back had a smooth (rubberized?) surface, which I appreciated considering how glossy and slippery the Galaxy Tab can sometimes be.

I didn't have my Tab with me at the time, but the X70 felt comparable despite its thicker profile. The entire face of the device was covered in either glass or hard plastic (just like the Viliv N5), so those are capacitive touch buttons (not hardware buttons). This was evident from the press shots the other day, but I still thought that maybe at least the mouse buttons would have been actual buttons.

I'll spend more time with the device when it's actually functional tomorrow but based on the few minutes I had with it today, it has the potential to be another winner from Viliv.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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