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Dell intros new Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android KitKat tablets with 64-bit Intel CPUs

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Dell intros new Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android KitKat tablets with 64-bit Intel CPUs

While Dell isn’t the first name that comes to mind when a discussion about Android tablets ensues, the company is now trying its luck with not one, but two new affordable Android slates. Called Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8, both tables run Android 4.4 KitKat, and were announced today at Computex 2014.

The Venue 7 sports a 7-inch HD display, and is powered by a dual-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3460 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. The larger Venue 8 features an 8-inch Full HD screen, and a dual-core 64-bit Intel Z3480 processor clocked at 2.13GHz. The two processors are part of Intel’s new Merrifield series that was unveiled in February at MWC 2014. 5MP rear cameras and Waves MAXXAudio Pro technology for "great sound quality" are common features of the new tablets.

The Venue 7 and Venue 8 will be available starting July 1 via Dell.com. The 7-inch tablet will cost as low as $159.99, while the 8-inch model’s going to be a bit more expensive: $199.99. Further details about the two slates will be revealed in the coming months.

In addition to the Venue 7 and Venue 8, Dell also announced several tablet accessories that will likely also be launched in July: Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Dell Bluetooth Keyboard Folio, Dell Venue Rotating Folio, Dell Duo Tablet Case, and the Dell Venue Cradle (for wirelessly charging the Venue 8). There’s no word on how much these will cost.

source: Dell

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posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:29 1

1. sgodsell (Posts: 4731; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Why can't Dell use the new 64 bit quad core Intel chip instead. Asus came out with a new Android tablet that uses the new Atom Z3580, Dell you should have used it as well.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:52

10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

+1 for you, I was going to complain about the same:
Asus (Atom 3580, Moorefield quad core 2.4 GHz) >
Acer (Atom Atom Z3745, Bay Trail quad core 1.86 GHz) >
Dell (Atom Z3480, Merrifield DUAL core 2.13 GHz)

DELL is just a joke, I wonder if later on they ask themshelves why they can't sell tablets. The Acer tablet has also an anodized silver metal back cover, and the same price as the DELL tablet...

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 11:02

11. Garmac (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Maybe it's a cost issue. I bet the Asus is going to probably be more than $200

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:32 2

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Guess this ends issue of,
android isn't ready for 64.

Kudos Dell.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:32

3. iushnt (Posts: 2185; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

What's with the looks and bezel??,,galaxty tab s looks more promising..

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:35 1

5. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Do you realise what's the price is gonna be on the Tab S, both 8.4 and 10.5" models?
Pff, if you ask me, I prefer looks like this more than Tab S, but I'm ain't saying that Tab S looks bad.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:43

7. iushnt (Posts: 2185; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Yaa got ur point..

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:33 1

4. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

If it is powered by Kitkat... Why is it having blue icons in the notification bar...?

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:50

9. Florin.T (Posts: 253; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)

Perhaps Dell's designers made these renders when it wasn't clear what version of Android the tablets would run at launch.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:37

6. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

What about the RAM?

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:43

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

I'd like to see the successor to the Venue 8 Pro. At least 1 full sized USB port and HDMI out please.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:55

12. droidmanX (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)

When almost all of the tablets and phones are coming with Quad core Dell is still in hanging on to dual core. Even though it is 64bit it will be competing against snapdragon 801 and upcoming snapdragon 805. They can have a look at google nexus 7 2013 model which offers lot more with similar price tag. 2 GB RAM should be minimum on 8 inch tablet. Without making necessary changes Dell will find it bit difficult.

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