To add competition and alternatives available to consumers in the tablet sector, Dell has pitched its bit with their Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablet devices. Both the tablets have been priced competitively, it being $149 for the Venue 7 and $179 for the Venue 8. This no doubt makes for a compelling choice for those searching for a replacement for their existing Android tablets. The Dell tablets would be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box but will be upgradeable to Android 4.3 when the same is made available by Dell. What makes the Dell tablet offering unique is that both are built around Intel Atom chips.
Coming to specific details, the Venue 7 comes with a 1280 x 800 pixel screen of 7 inch dimension. The display is based on IPs technology that allows for better viewing angles. For its processing power the tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor clocking at 1.6 GHz. The onboard memory is 2 GB and storage capacity is 16 GB. It comes with an expandable microSD card slot of 32 GB. The tablet also has two cameras with the rear one of 3 MP while the front is just a VGA unit. It can take on connectivity to other devices via its micro USB port.
With a similar screen resolution, comes the Venue 8 though the display is stretched out to 8 inches. The price tag is $30 more than the Venue 7, which is justified by the inclusion of a faster processor that is rated at 2 GHz. That is not all as the Venus 8 also offers a better camera setup, equipped as it is with 5 MP and 2 MP camera respectively. The Venue 8 also has a higher internal memory storage capacity of 32 GB.
For wireless connectivity the tablets support Wi-Fi up to Wireless N. It also sports Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. PC Mag had predicted the tablets to come with HSPA+ Modem which has been noted to be missing. This must be as the tablets are not meant for high end use and rather for browsing and social media enthusiast, who would not require such high end applications requiring HSPA+ modems for internet speed.