Computex 2014: Dell Announces Venue 7 And Venue 8 Budget Tablets With Android 4.4 Kitkat

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Dell, once a champion in selling PCs, has announced updated Dell Venue tablets at the pre-Computex 2014 tech show in Taipei, Taiwan. Although the company is reportedly on the verge of collapse; however the new lineup of devices shown by Dell still hold some faith to the dying brand.

The newly launched range is called Venue 7 and Venue 8 and will cost slightly high compared to their predecessors. There's nothing great about these slates. Now the new tablets are bit more advance, and also runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the-box.

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The 7-inch model features same 1280 x 800 pixels resolution display but with a better viewing experience. The 8-inch variant, on the other hand, has a Full HD screen. Both tablets are powered by Intel chipset , with the 8-inch a bit more faster compared to the 7-inch model. Moreover, both have a 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras, a VGA quality front-facing camera ( Venue 7 ) and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter (Venue 8). Dell says both tablet runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile OS.

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Talking about the key specs, the tablet sport a 7-inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. Under the hood is a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z3460 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory, which is said to be further expanded via a microSD card slot up to 64GB. On the imaging front, there's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, alongside a VGA quality front-facing shooter. The makers have added a 4,550mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity option includes a 3G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, USB 2.0 , GPS, among other features. The slate runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the-box.

 

 

Dell says the Venue 7 will be made available in the market starting July 1, at a price point of $ 159 ( about Rs. 9,600 approximately). No word on India launch yet.

Dell Venue 8, as the name suggests, is an 8-inch Full HD tablet powered by a 2.1GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z3480 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory, which is said to be further expanded via a microSD card slot up to 64GB. On the imaging front, there's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The makers have added a 4,550mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity option includes a 3G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, USB 2.0 , GPS, among other features. The tablet runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the-box.

The Dell Venue 8 will be made available in the market starting July 1, at a price point of $ 199 ( about Rs. 11, 940 approximately). No word on India launch yet.

In addition, Dell will offer matching accessories made for updated Venue tablet range. Dell Venue Cradle is a wireless charging cradle for the Venue 8 tablet. Dell Duo Tablet Case is a brightly-colored case, while the Dell Venue Rotating Folio for the Dell Venue 8 provides dependable protection. The Dell Bluetooth Keyboard Folio, on the other hand, provides a wireless Android keyboard for easy, natural typing. Lastly, the Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker provides easy connection for a wide variety of devices with Bluetooth 4.0 wireless and NFC connectivity to tap-and-pair and tap-and-connect with NFC-equipped devices.

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