Dell Venue tablets
Dell has launched its Venue range of tablets. While its Venue 7 and Venue 8 are targeted at the consumer segment, the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro are meant for enterprise customers.
The Venue 7 and 8 sport an IPS display of 1,200×800 p resolution. The Venue 7 is powered by a dual core Clover Trail-based Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz processor and has 16 GB internal storage along with 2 GB RAM. The Venue 8 is powered by a dual core Intel Atom 1.8 GHz or 2.0 GHz Z2580 processor, comes with 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage expandable up to 64 GB and 128 GB, respectively, and has 2 GB RAM. Both the Venue 7 and 8 run on Android Jelly Bean.
While Venue 7 features a 3 MP rear camera and VGA front camera, the Venue 8 features a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. Both include a 4,100 mAh battery which can provide HD video playback of 10 hours.
The connectivity options for the consumer tablets include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. The tablets come pre loaded with PocketCloud which allows users to search, edit and share data from any device anywhere.
The Venue 8 Pro has a quad-core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom processor with integrated HD graphics along with 2 GB RAM. It has internal storage of 16 GB expandable up to 32 GB via a microSD card. The device sports a 5 MP camera on the rear and a 1.2 MP camera at the front. Battery life is rated at 9.9 hours.
The Venue 11 Pro sports a 10.8-inch display with a 1,920x1,080 p resolution and support for 10-point multi-touch. It runs on 4th generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors with 64 GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB. It has an 8 MP camera on the rear and a secondary 2 MP front-facing webcam. Both the enterprise tablets run on Windows 8.1; offer security with pre loaded firmware TPM and Dell data protection and encryption security tools. Connectivity options include a USB 3.0 port, mini HDMi video port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and near field communication for easy pairing of wireless accessories. Their battery life is estimated to be 8 and 10 hours respectively.
The Venue 7 is priced at ` 10,999, the Venue 8 at ` 17,499, and the Venue 8 Pro at ` 26,499. The price for Venue 11 Pro has not yet been announced. Dell will provide a 1-year carry-in warranty for Venue 7, accidental damage protection for Venue 8, and advance exchange warranty and accidental damage protection for Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro.