Dell Shows Off Its Surface Competitor, the Updated Venue 11 Pro
Dell has showed off its latest tablet that the company hopes to match up against Microsoft’s Surface 3 Pro tablets – the Venue 11 Pro.
The Venue 11 Pro isn’t exactly new but instead it’s an updated version of the original 10.8-inch Venue 11 Pro tablet. Specifically called the 7000 Series, the new tablet features one of Intel’s new Intel Core M processors, specifically the 2.0GHz 5Y10a dual-core processor, instead of the Core i5 CPU found in the old Venue 11 Pro. This lets the new tablet be 15 percent thinner as well as give it a fan-less design that reduces its weight (1.62-1.69lbs) and gives users a quieter experience. Additionally, the battery is now improved (38Whr Lithium Ion).
The new tablet also features a 10.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, 4GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, and 64 or 128GB of SSD storage. The tablet is compatible with three different accessories that allow the Venue 11 Pro to be used in three different modes including a laptop-style keyboard for a full laptop experience, a thin keyboard for increased portability, and a docking station to be able to use the Venue 11 Pro like a desktop PC with a mouse and keyboard.
For specialist users, Dell is making available a set of tailored solutions including the Dell Healthcare Case for hospitals and healthcare facilities due to it being fully sanitizable and the Dell Mobile Payment Solution that provides a mag stripe reader as well as a 2D barcode scanner for retail and hospitality industries. Two-factor authentication via integrated smartcard and a fingerprint reader along with Dell’s Data Protection suite of software are also optional add-ons to make the Dell Venue 11 Pro the most secure tablet in the market.
The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series will be available on November 11, 2014, through Dell.com in the United States with prices starting at $699.99.