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

The Venue 8 7000 is Dell's most interesting tablet ever. It's powered by an Intel processor, runs Android, and has three cameras on the back. Prices will start at $499...
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22. scarface21173

Posts: 645; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

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

23. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

28. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

30. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 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..

29. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Ugly as F**CK!

31. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 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.

40. hemedans

Posts: 750; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

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

43. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 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.

32. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

44. Krjal

Posts: 423; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

34. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30890; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No thanx Dell.

41. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I'd rather not have the speakers.

42. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

45. Utomo

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 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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