Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Tablet hands-on

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is an Intel-powered tablet that's available in the US right starting at $399. It's also known as the Dell Venue 8 7840, and it's the slimmest 8-inch Android tablet around, at just 0.24in (6mm) thin. We have to say, the build quality seems really good! It utilizes premium materials - mostly aluminum, with some plastic elements - thanks to that, the tablet ends up with a lightweight build and a high quality feel. 

It's a specs beast, too! It has an 8.4-inch 1600x2560 OLED panel with a pixel density of 359 pixels per inch. It's distinctively over-saturated, but the viewing angles are really nice and the screen is crisp.

As far as the rest of the specs go, there's an 8MP main camera, a 2MP one on the front, and there are three additional cameras on the back, used for depth information and cool bokeh photo effects. The tablet has a microSD card slot too. The operating system is Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and the interface looks like a generally stock experience. The tablet seems to be running pretty smooth, especially for a 2K display device.

The Dell Venue 8 7000/7450 seems like a good buy at this price point. Put it on your radar if you are on the hunt for a specs-intensive 8-inch tablet.

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Venue 8 7840
  • Display 8.4" 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2330 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC



1. BamaBoi89

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

wifi verison is on sale for $349 on bestbuy right now

2. BamaBoi89

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2015


3. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

WOW a great design but NO WINDOWS 10 READY version what a bummer. Dell should have made one because Microsoft gives the Windows 8.1 OS for free for a tablet this screen size. Dell has to pay Microsoft royalties for using an Android OS. I guess I will check out Wiill check out the Windows tablets for 2015.

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