Dell has announced the new Venue lineup of tablets teased at Intel Developer Forum 2013, running Windows 8 and Android. There are two models Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro with screen sizes of 8 and 10-inch thin, high-performance and ideal for productivity, in the business arena. While, Venue 7 and the Venue 8 are aimed to compete with the other Android tablets.
The specs sheet of smallest model, Venue 8 Pro, is characterized by the presence of an 8-inch display at 1080p, it’s 8.9 mm thick, based on the Windows 8.1 operating system, powered by the latest Intel’s Atom Bay Trail, with enterprise features incorporating such as Trusted Platform Module and finally with full support for Dell Enterprise Solutions, dedicated to organizations.
Other features also include a mini-USB port, Wi-Fi connectivity, Miracast and HSPA+ (optional) for mobile connectivity. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the rear, along with a front-facing camera. The tablet will be available from November 19th, and the price still to be set.
Coming to the big brother, Venue 11 Pro comes with a 10.8-inch IPS display at 1920×1080 pixels, and Windows 8.1 Pro operating system. Unlike the smaller one, the Venue Pro 11 is custom-assembled with a processor, either an Intel Atom Bay Trail or Intel’s fourth-gen “Haswell” Core i3 or i5 with vPro CPU.
Apparently RAM can also be installed up to 8GB along with storage up to 256GB with an optional SD card expansion. The tablet boasts a wireless display and a full-size HDMI along with an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a front-facing camera for all that video calling.
The Venue 11 Pro will be available in the market with some accessories line inspired by the Surface from Microsoft. There’s a traditional keyboard called Slim keyboard that can effectively turn your tablet into a netbook, along with Mobile Keyboard with integrated battery – to increase the autonomy of Use. The Dell Venue 11 Pro will be available from November 7th, starting at $500.
Apart from Windows, Dell has also introduced two Android tablets to compete with Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Tab series.
The Venue 7 features a 7-inch IPS display at 1280×800 pixels with a dual-core processor Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2GB of RAM, measuring 7.6 x 4.6 x 0.38 mm and weighs 8.3 ounces and 16GB of built-in storage along with microSD card slot for additional storage space. The tablet supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with an integrated HSPA+ modem.
There’s a 3MP rear camera and front facing VGA camera. And, imports include a micro USB port, headset jack, and a SIM card slot on 3G models. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean including its PocketCloud app, which lets you access images or other files stored online using Dell’s Wyse PocketCloud service. The Android tablet will be available from October 18th for $149.99.
The Venue 8 has the same features like Venue 7 when it comes to RAM and storage. In addition, the tablet features 8-inch IPS display resolving 1280×800 pixels, a 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 Clover Trail+ processor, and measures 8.3 x 5.1 x 0.35 mm with 10.3 ounces. There is a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The 8-inch tablet will hit the stores with Venue 7 on October 18th starting at $180.