Product Overview – Dell Venue 8 7000
When you think tablets, the name Dell isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind – brands like Apple and Samsung have a firm grip on the tablet market, not leaving a lot of room for competition. Dell, however, has stepped in with a very decent tablet of its own that might just turn things around enough to make a difference: the attractively priced Dell Venue 8 7000 is available for $399. The little tablet turned heads at CES 2015 with its live measurement features and slim body. The Venue 8 has also garnered a slew of positive reviews all over the web, and many are saying it could become the top competitor to the iPad Mini line from Apple, due to its outstanding design and high resolution screen. When you combine its great features and the $399 price tag, its easy to see that Dell is likely on the verge of making a sizeable dent in the tablet industry.
The speaker band definitely makes the tablet stand out.
Intel's RealSense Depth Camera in action.
On the inside, the Dell is running on an e Intel Atom Z3580 with up to a 2.3GHz clock speed, and it offers great performance running Android KitKat 4.4. The gripes are that it doesn't come with much storage – only 16GB, and it's not expandable – and that there is no option to upgrade to a cellular data plan, leaving you with WiFi as the only option for internet. Besides those two small scratches, the Dell Venue 8 7000 is a great tablet if you are looking for an alternative to the usual Apple or Samsung offerings, and the RealSense Depth camera is a real innovation that we we will start to see pop up more often.
(IT Consulting Denver)