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Move over, iPad Air 2: Dell's Venue 8 7000 launches next month as the world's thinnest tablet

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Move over, iPad Air 2: Dell's Venue 8 7000 launches next month as the world's thinnest tablet
At 6.1 mm, Apple’s iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet in the world (from those that you can actually buy), but this will change come November - after Dell launches its brand new Venue 8 7000.

First showcased by Dell last month, the Venue 8 7000 is only 6 mm thin. Of course, it will be hard to notice the 0.1 mm difference between it and the iPad Air 2, but that’s not the point here.

Initially, Dell didn’t say how much the Venue 8 7000 would cost, and neither when it would be released. But now we know that the tablet will be available starting late November for $499 (at least in the US). Running Android KitKat, the Dell Venue 8 7000 sports an 8.4-inch OLED display with 1600 x 2560 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3500 processor. 

On the back, the new tablet has not one, not two, but three cameras. There’s a main 8 MP camera, alongside other two secondary cameras next to it. The slate uses Intel's RealSense 3D technology (find out more about it here), allowing you to take 3D photos and videos that you can add interesting effects to. Other features include stereo speakers, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory.

What do you think, can Dell's new Android slate become the next big thing in Android land?


sources: Dell, product page via TabTech, Liliputing

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posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:28 17

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The Sharp Aquos of tablets, complete with the giant booty bezel.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:49 4

6. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I think giant booty bezels are sexy...

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 13:49

33. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


er... i think it's more like jay leno's distinctively large chin... edit: looks nice tho still.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 04:25 2

21. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Well, you need to hold it somehow ;)

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 05:33 1

26. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


or grab it

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 05:52 7

27. vuyonc (Posts: 982; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


My anaconda don't want none unless you got bezel, hun

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:29 3

2. Sreddy (unregistered)


One of the ugliest as well..with 499$ tag, i dont think it would move a speck in android land!

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:36 2

3. galanoth (Posts: 424; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


It's an upside down HTC One.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:47

4. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Dell? that brand this around? #hehe

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 05:02 4

24. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


1/10 , try harder

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:49 6

5. cripton805 (Posts: 1405; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


As much as I think it's a great device. No doubt it's going to fail. The price is too high, it's ugly, and it does nothing special or out of the ordinary.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 23:24 3

11. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Exactly. I rather buy the iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 compare to this Dell 8 7000.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 14:26 1

35. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Looks like you would rather buy protein powder and shirts with no sleeves.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 15:06

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 19348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So would I, what's wrong with that?

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 14:37 1

37. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


" it does nothing special " we don't know that will wait for review . I am interested Inter SoC and OLED display .

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:53

7. keekguy (Posts: 40; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


intel atom____

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 22:56 3

8. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Does Dell know most multimedia content is consumed in the landscape format?
So.... Stereo.... On one side for the most part.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 23:15

9. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2060; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yeah, kind of strange. The chin is best for portrait, and it's a 16:10 landscape oriented tablet. Odd.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 23:35 1

12. vincelongman (Posts: 3946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Also for a phone the chin should be at the top
So we dont have to stretch as much

But for tablets I like big top/bottom bezel in portrait are good for holding in landscape, e.g like iPads bezels

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 14:27

36. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I mostly use a tablet in landscape, so yeah, that bezel is a total deal breaker for me.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 23:23 3

10. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Really looks a lot like the Sharp Aquos Crystal. Impressive bezel size and depth.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 00:09 1

13. JnCrls (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)


$499 is too much for a 8.4'' Android tablet without LTE connection.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 05:03

25. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


right, because the rest doesn't matter...

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 00:24 2

14. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I wish it ran Windows 8.1.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 00:27 2

15. leonmbj (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


It should come with Windows 8.1

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 00:55

16. Mobilephile (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Seems the 'chin' is there for holding while the other 3 bezels are minimal, makes sense in portrait or landscape mode. I like what Dell is doing here and trying something slightly different but I agree the price would needs to drop a bit. I know what 7mm feels like, this 6.1mm will impressive in the hand.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 00:56 2

17. Mobilephile (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Windows 8.1 would also be killer on this device

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 01:56 3

18. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


This Dell is a Weird looking tablet,
In my opinion people at Dell should stop wasting their time making gimmicky products like this.
The venue line of tablets they have is pretty good but I still think the Air2 is the king of Tablets.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 02:30 2

19. KeyserSoze (Posts: 138; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Wow, the gigantic chin (bottom bezel) on this tablet is incredibly UGLY. What a major fail.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 03:09 2

20. cripton805 (Posts: 1405; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


They should have called this "Project Helga". The big ass chin and that camera looks like a mole. On a phone a chin like that is ok, but on a tablet it looks really unproportional. Dual front speakers are a major plus and they should all have a top/ bottom bezel to house them. Or integrate them onto the edge like the ipad. Except on top and the bottom.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 04:27

22. scarface21173 (Posts: 118; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


The point being made here is this new tablet is the thinnest in the world it beats the ipad air 2, simples.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 04:35

23. xfire99 (Posts: 776; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Hmm..a bendtest?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nPj9QaXg0E

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 08:36

28. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Some lead oem will eventually copy this and make it successful. I still remember dell was the first to make a 5''phone but it didn't sell well

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 10:27 1

30. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Man I remember the streak (if that's what you're referring to) and I remember the backlash it got at the time and the jokes it received. Granted the screen was 5" but the phone it self was pretty large. I really wanted one back then too..

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 08:56 1

29. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Ugly as F**CK!

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 11:30

31. ojdidit84 (Posts: 454; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


And Dell still hasn't figured out how to make a phone or tablet that people will want. It's ugly, like Dell mobile products usually are, it only has 16GB internal memory, it has stereo speakers on the bottom in portrait mode instead of landscape how everyone watches multimedia and it's way to expensive at $500 for what you get (gimmicky 3D cameras aside). Definitely another Dell tab that's going to flop.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 16:19

40. hemedans (Posts: 437; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


dv8p is best 8inch win 8 tablet, and i like it

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 19:52

43. ojdidit84 (Posts: 454; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


For Windows 8 that's a completely different ballgame. As far as their Android tablet/phone offerings, they've completely missed the mark every single release.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 11:33

32. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I might also add that after decades dealing with all the technical, marketing and sales issues related to 32/64-bit PCs, Dell, Google, Apple, etc. keep giving people 64-bit devices with 1GB or 2GB RAM.

People know better and tired of this crap. Most people don't want a whole bunch of cameras so they can gather 3D data for Intel/NSA/Dell/etc. They want 4GB RAM so they can run their apps better.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 06:15

44. Krjal (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


The ability to access more RAM is a minor feature of 64bit processing though. There are thousands of speed and accuracy improvements to using 64bit. It might market well but this is one area Apple got it right in my eyes. The moderate RAM increase with a 64bit chipset is great for the new iPads.

I still won't buy an iPad but I'm looking forward to my first 64bit droid regardless of whether it takes advantage of the memory addressing or not.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 14:25

34. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I use my tablet in landscape mode a lot when watching videos. This tablet would just piss me off with that design.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 15:08

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 19348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No thanx Dell.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 19:09

41. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I'd rather not have the speakers.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 19:44

42. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1513; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


since this an intel device it would be easy for Dell to make a full x86 Windows 10 version of this tablet next year. I am into 3D photography and may pick up this tablet to check it's -3D tech.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 15:53

45. Utomo (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2014)


Why still using atom? Many people say it is slow.
Please release the pro version with :
1 i3 or i5
2 at least 8.9 inch display
3 port : at least 2 USB port and standard hdmi.
4 can be used as desktop CPU without docking

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