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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45 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

6. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I think giant booty bezels are sexy...

33. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

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

21. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Well, you need to hold it somehow ;)

26. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

or grab it

27. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

2. Sreddy unregistered

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

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

It's an upside down HTC One.

4. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Dell? that brand this around? #hehe

24. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

1/10 , try harder

5. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

11. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

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

35. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So would I, what's wrong with that?

37. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

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

7. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

intel atom____

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 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

36. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

13. JnCrls unregistered

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

25. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

14. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I wish it ran Windows 8.1.

15. leonmbj

Posts: 45; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

It should come with Windows 8.1

16. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 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.

17. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Windows 8.1 would also be killer on this device

18. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

19. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

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

20. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

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