Tablets are slowly losing their charm among consumers due to the popularity of phablets and big-screen smartphones. But tech companies aren't giving up on this prominent category just yet. Dell, for one, launched a new model in the Venue 8 7000 series.
The new tablet by Dell, the Venue 8 7840, sports fine features, specs and design in an incredibly affordable package.
Dell's latest addition is a monster in the tablet category. It has an exceptionally thin profile, measuring just 6.4mm thick and 8.4 inches diagonally. It is by far the world's thinnest tablet. The Dell Venue 8 7840 features a QHD display with a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor clocking speeds at 2.3GHz. There's also a 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and PowerVR G6430 GPU for graphics. Additional memory space can be added using microSD cards.
Dell packs two cameras on both sides, an 8-megapixel shooter at the rear and a 2MP snapper at the front. For connectivity options, the new Venue 8 tablet features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. On the software front, the tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Other unique features in the Venue 8 7840 include Intel's RealSense technology, which enables 3D object tracking and depth sensing using two cameras at the back of the tablet. The 3D imaging uses all three cameras in conjunction with each other to capture the distance between objects and more.
Dell Venue 8 7840 At A Glance
- Display: 8.4-inch
- Resolution: 2560x1600 pixels
- Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
- Storage: 16GB (expandable)
- Graphics: PowerVR G6430
- OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
Dell also hinted at a larger 10-inch variant of the tablet during its debut in September but there is no word on the release. The Venue 8 7840 is available for sale in the U.S. through Best Buy at a budget price of $399. Availability outside the U.S. is yet to be announced.