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.