Dell’s 6 millimeter thin tablet, the Venue 8 7000, now on sale

Teased last year, Dell’s newest Android tablet is now available. And the Venue 8 7000 is an Android tablet like no other, designed and built with few compromises by comparison to the glutted market of Android slates.

CES Dell Venue 8 7000

Dell actually previewed the slim Venue 8 7000 a few months back at Intel’s Developer Forum event, naturally showcasing the [company]Intel[/company] tech that helps make this tablet standout.

One of those features is RealSense, which uses a pair of 720p cameras to capture depth in photos for later refocusing; something we’ve seen before, but not from Intel nor [company]Dell[/company]. Using the multiple sensors, you can measure distances between objects in a picture — handy for home projects and such.

Inside the tablet is an quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of memory, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera and radios for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. A future model will include LTE support, presumably using an Intel XMM radio. Aside from a few Dell apps and features, the tablet runs a fairly stock version of [company]Google[/company] Android. Expect to get around 10 hours of battery life on a charge.

Venue 8 7000

These components are tucked behind an 8.4-inch OLED edge-to-edge display with crisp 2560 x 1600 resolution, which works out to 361 pixels per inch. That display density is higher than most Android tablets as well as [company]Apple[/company] iPads. With minimum bezels and sharp lines, Dell’s tablet looks to have a premium build quality rivaling those too. And maybe most impressive is that the slate is just 6 millimeters thick.


Of course, you can expect a premium price for a premium product: The Dell Venue 8 7000 with Android 4.4 — Lolliop is coming soon — costs $399 for the Wi-Fi edition.