Dell Inc Revives ‘Venue’ Brand as It Enters the Market for Android Tablets
Aside from mobile devices and laptops, Dell Inc has also recently unveiled its very own tablet PCs. The tablets mark the PC maker’s entry into the tablet market, particularly for Android tablets. The company has decided to revive its Venue brand and use the name for its new tablet devices.
The pair is known as Venue 7 and Venue 8. Of course, the displays vary in size, one measuring 7 inches and the other measuring 8 inches. These are set to enter the already saturated market for such devices especially in the low-end segment.
The actual release date for the pair of new tablets is yet to be announced. But this early, Dell has already hinted the price tags. Venue 7 would be sold in the market for $149, while Venue would cost $179.
More notable of all the features of both new Venue tablets is the processor chosen to operate both devices. While many other tablets have the ARM chip, Dell preferred to use Intel Atom processors for the two tablet PCs. Venue 7 and Venue 8 both come with up to 2GB of random access memory and internal storage of 16GB or 32GB.
The tablets would run on Android 4.2.2. Dell has not disclosed if the devices would be updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4 (KitKat) versions. These tablets mark its foray into the already saturated market for popular Android devices.
Judging on the outside, both Venue 7 and Venue 8 may not look more remarkable compared to all other tablets currently available in the market. The rounded edges are not unique to it but users may like the soft-touch finish.
The overall plastic design may also separate both tablets from the others. However, many reviewers are not that impressed with this feature. But consumers would surely rave about the fact that both tablets are well built. The thickness at 9.6 mm and 9.8 mm for Venue 7 and Venue 8, respectively, are ideal.
Both tablets have IPS displays with resolution of 1,280 X 800 pixels. Although the displays are looking well, those may not be better when compared to many other full HD displays that are used in earlier tablets from other manufacturers like the Kindle Fire HDX and the Google’s Nexus 7.
Both Venue tablets come with dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and micro SD card slots for storage expansion. For mobile connectivity, there is a micro SIM slot. An optional accessory is the adapter for Netgear Push2TV Wireless Display.