Skinny slate is all screen

Dell’s 6 millimeter thin tablet, the Venue 8 7000, now on sale

Teased last year, Dell’s newest Android tablet is now available. And the Venue 8 7000 is an Android tablet like no other, designed and built with few compromises by comparison to the glutted market of Android slates.

CES Dell Venue 8 7000

Dell actually previewed the slim Venue 8 7000 a few months back at Intel’s Developer Forum event, naturally showcasing the [company]Intel[/company] tech that helps make this tablet standout.

One of those features is RealSense, which uses a pair of 720p cameras to capture depth in photos for later refocusing; something we’ve seen before, but not from Intel nor [company]Dell[/company]. Using the multiple sensors, you can measure distances between objects in a picture — handy for home projects and such.

Inside the tablet is an quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of memory, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera and radios for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. A future model will include LTE support, presumably using an Intel XMM radio. Aside from a few Dell apps and features, the tablet runs a fairly stock version of [company]Google[/company] Android. Expect to get around 10 hours of battery life on a charge.

Venue 8 7000

These components are tucked behind an 8.4-inch OLED edge-to-edge display with crisp 2560 x 1600 resolution, which works out to 361 pixels per inch. That display density is higher than most Android tablets as well as [company]Apple[/company] iPads. With minimum bezels and sharp lines, Dell’s tablet looks to have a premium build quality rivaling those too. And maybe most impressive is that the slate is just 6 millimeters thick.


Of course, you can expect a premium price for a premium product: The Dell Venue 8 7000 with Android 4.4 — Lolliop is coming soon — costs $399 for the Wi-Fi edition.


10 Responses to “Dell’s 6 millimeter thin tablet, the Venue 8 7000, now on sale”

  1. robisinho

    hopefully dell will put an ir blaster on their next gen one … this thing is totally buyable right now for me if it had one — heck it is almost buyable even without one.
    the only other specs I’d change is 4gb ram, and a 16:9 screen instead of a 16:10.. but those hardly even matter.


    I wish they made 2 versions of the tablet. One with the microSD for the consumer crowd and one without the microSD for enterprise use like the Nexus and iPad line.

    Like they used to do with Blackberry’s with and without cameras

    • I can totally understand where you’re coming from. But keep in mind the Streak was Dell’s attempt at doing something really different at the time. It’s was one of the company’s first forays into Android as well. The new Venue is fairly stock Android with some extras for the camera tech so from a software perspective, this should hold up pretty well.