Dell Introduces Venue 7 and Venue 8, Low-cost Android Tablets with Intel Chipsets
In an attempt to revive the Venue brand, Dell has officially introduced two new tablets running Android. Named Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8 and based on Intel processing solutions, the two tablets are aimed at customers who can’t afford expensive tablets. Both Venue 7 and Venue 8 are what we like to call low-cost tablets, the 7-inch model having a price of $149, while the 8-inch model is priced $179.
Even though the screens of the two new Dell tablets are different in size, they share the same resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, being manufactured using an IPS panel. The hardware platform is underpinned by an Intel Z2580 chipset based on a dual-core 2.3 GHz CPU with HyperThreading technology. With a total of 4 virtual cores, the chipset manufactured on 32nm architecture includes 1 MP of cache memory, dual-channel memory controller, 2 GB of RAM, and integrated graphics card.
Dell Venue 7 integrates 16 GB of internal flash storage, while the 8-inch model comes with either 16 or 32 GB of storage. Fortunately, both tablets come with a microSD card slot that can be used to further expand the storage.
Both tablets will become available for purchase as of October 18 running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Dell promised that Venue 7 and Venue 8 will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update.