American PC giant Dell launched two affordable Android-powered Venue series tablets (Venue 7 and Venue 8) in India today.
Dell had released these tablets in the US back in October. Venue 7 sports WXGA (1280x800p) capacitive screen and runs on the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS, powered by dual-core Intel Atom processor paired with Intel HD graphics, 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC memory (expandable up to 128GB).
On the other hand, the more expensive Venue 8 flaunts an IPS HD (1280x800p) display, faster 2.0GHz dual-core processor (integrated Intel HD graphics), 2GB physical memory, 16GB/32GB storage space, 5.0-megapixel main camera, a 2.0-megapixel HD web camera on the front and a 4100 mAh battery.
Venue 7 and Venue 8 also come with optional 3G SIM models and can be purchased at the company's official online, as well as retail showrooms in select cities across India for ₹10,999 and ₹17,499 respectively. [Note: Dell Tablet warranty support is currently available only in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi NCR, Chandigarh & Kolkata; for more info, click here]
Apart from these two tablets, Dell also announced a couple of Windows 8.1 OS-based Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets. They are powered by Intel's quad-core CPUs and support optional wireless key boards, as well as Dell Active Stylus.
Just a few days, another top PC maker, HP, launched Android-based devices VoiceTab 6 and VoiceTab 7 in India.
Key specifications of Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8:
|Model||Dell Venue 7||Dell Venue 8|
|Display||7.0-inch WXGA (1280x800p) capacitive multi-touch screen||8.0-inch IPS HD (1280 x800p) display with capacitive multi-touch screen|
|OS||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom CPU with Intel HD graphics(chipset: Z2560)||2.0GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor integrated with Intel HD graphics|
|Storage capacity||16GB eMM, expandable up to 128 GB||16 GB/ 32GB , expandable up to 128GB|
|Camera||Main: 3.0-megapixel cameraFront: VGA (0.3-megapixel) camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel cameraFront: 2.0-megapixel HD web camera|
|Battery||1-cell 4100 mAh battery||1-Cell 4100 mAh battery|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS, micro-USB, microSD card||Bluetooth v4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11), GPS, micro-USB|
|Network||3G (optional micro-SIM model)||3G (optional)|
|Dimensions||193.0 x 118.0 x 9.5 mm||212 x 130 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||350 g||350 g|