Dell has launched its new series of products in India with the Dell Venue 8 7000 being their newest tablet. Other products launched alongside were the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, Dell Inspiron 5000 series PCs and Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops. The Dell Venue 8 7000 is the world’s slimmest tablet and measures only 6mm in thickness. On paper the Dell Tablet is slimmer than the iPad Air 2
The Dell Venue 8 isn’t just a slim tablet, the device is powered by an Intel Atom Processor Quad Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and 2 GB RAM. The Venue 8 gets its name for the 8.4 inch OLED display on the device. The screen has a super high resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It is among the rare tablets to sport such a high resolution.
For starters the tablet has a different design, the display is towards the top with the front facing camera and speakers at the bottom. The tablet has very slim bezels around the display and looks quite like the Sharp Aquos smartphone. While the design is really good it may hamper when used in landscape mode with the users hand obstructing the display.There is an 2 megapixel camera on the front of the device while at the back it has an 8 megapixel sensor with Intel’s Real Sense. The two tiny cameras capture depth information and as a result can allow the user to focus after the image has been clicked. The device comes with 16GB of internal memory and has a microSD card slot for expanding storage. Running on Android 4.4 Kitkat the tablet isn’t up to date but it is expected to get an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Priced at Rs 34,999 it isn’t the cheapest tablet out there, the Nexus 9 also offers roughly the same resolution and is price lower for the 16 GB variant. The Nexus has a bigger display at 8.9 inches when compared to the 8.4 inch display on the Dell. While the Nexus 9 wasn’t a huge hit like the Nexus 7 because of the pricing, it’ll be interesting to see how the Dell Venue 8 fares.