Dell recently held a press event in New York City announcing the revival of the Venue line. The latest models in this lineup include tablets running on Windows as well as Android operating systems. The Android models include the Dell Venue 8 with a starting price of $180 and the Dell Venue 7 priced at $150. Both tablets are expected to hit the market this October 18th.
Sam Burd, vice president Dell Personal Computing Group, said in a press release that “People today expect the best experience possible from their technology – they are counting on it to keep them connected and move with them, wherever they are. “The new Dell Venue tablets and XPS laptops give customers the stellar experience they expect from us, with performance that allows them to work how they want, when they want, in a design they’ll be proud to show off and own.”
The Dell Venue 8 is an Android tablet with an 8 inch 1,280 x 800 IPS screen. It uses a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The device comes with two choices of internal storage, either 16 or 32 GB. This can further be expanded using a microSD. There’s a 5 MP rear facing camera for taking photos and videos while a 2 MP front facing camera can be used for video calls.
Other notable features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and optional HSPA+ connectivity. This device runs on Android 4.2.2 and is expected to be upgraded to Android 4.3 in the coming months.
The Dell Venue 7 is an Android tablet with a 7 inch, 1280 by 800 IPS display. It uses a slightly lower processor compared to the 8 inch version. Its 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor is combined with 2 GB of RAM. There’s only one choice for internal storage which is 16 GB however this can be expanded using a microSD. There’s also an included 3 MP rear facing camera as well as a VGA front facing camera.
Other features include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0,GPS, and an option for an integrated HSPA+ modem. Just like the 8 inch model it will be initially running on Android 4.2.2 with a planned upgrade to Android 4.3.