Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablet PCs: Specifications, price and reviews


Dell's latest two highly portable Android tablets Venue 7 and 8 come with 16GB RAM and Intel's 1.6GHz powerful processor. This post covers specifications, price and reviews for these two Dell tablets.

Dell Venue 7 and 8 tablet PC


Dell Venue 7 tablet
After with throwing out myriads of Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops in market, Dell for once again backs to Androids. It shows not only customers but also tech makers' affection for Google's Android operating platform. Dell is one of the top computing device makers that believe to supply reliable products in technology market. And for this time, the company brought another three portables with 7, 8 and 11-inch displays under their prime tablet series - Venue.

In one of my last post, I have already covered specifications and reviews for Dell Venue 11 Pro model. And for this time, I am going to explore remaining two lower sized but powerful models. Both are said to be the nice upgrades of Dell's earlier low-end Dell Streak 7 tablet. The earlier Streak 7 model is a 7-inch model with dual-core processor, Android 2.2 OS and supports 4G network. But its screen responsiveness is not so good and it is priced at $199 with a two year contract.

Specifications and features of Dell Venue 7 and 8 tablets


Except physical measurement and display screen both Dell tablets are almost identical. The tablets will be available to customers in two color choice of red and black chassis. Both Dell venue 7 and 8 tablets physically measure to 193 x 118 x 9.6 mm and weighs to 234 gm.

Display Sizes


The tablets feature 7 and 8 inches IPS LCD multi-touch displays with 800 x 1280 pixels of screen resolution that seems to be really good under this low price range.

Processing unit and storage


Both Dell machines are powered by Intel's 1.6GHz Clover Trail Atom Z2560 processors and run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean OS that is upgradable Kit Kat. Both are packed with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot.

Cameras


The Venue 7 model comes with a front-facing WGA camera as well as 3MP primary camera for video recording and snap shooting while the Venue 8 embeds more powerful 2MP front-face and the 5MP camera at the rear end.

Connectivity


Both tablets are packed with variant connectors including USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11. It also supports GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, GPS, 2G, 3G networks and a Micro SIM.

System Battery


The tablets come loaded with a non-removable 15.5 Wh lithium Ion 4100 battery but its stand by time is not confirmed yet.

Other features


Dell tablets are also having 3.5mm jack, a loudspeaker and various alert types – vibration, polyphonic and MP3 ringtones. Sensors like accelerometer, compass and proximity are also available on devices.

Pricing


Both Android machines from Dell will be available to customers are different price ranges. The junior 7-inch model with 16GB RAM will be priced at $149 while the second 16GB 8-inch model prices at $189. That even with much improved specifications and features seems to be lower than Dell Streak 7.

Conclusion


Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are the two high quality tablets under budget price range. Dell appears to learn good lesson from Microsoft's mistake and now offering really low priced Android offers to its customers. It is true that there is a wide segment of customers that require low cost computing devices. And Dell for this time also targeted the budget customers. Besides Dell, many other companies like HP, Toshiba and Asus paying their attention to this fact and recently supplied many low priced gadgets to tech market.

If you are also looking for an affordable but good quality tablet computer in market, you many select any of the above two Android offers from Dell depending on your display size requirement.

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