Dell’s new Venue lineup is all about speed


Its no secret that Dell has been struggling off late with most of its products failing to leave any remarkable impressions. The company’s PC sales are declining and its Android devices have failed to garner the interest of consumers. Today, in a bid to make its budget Android tablets more tempting, the company has unveiled hardware refreshed variants of Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets.

Both tablets now run on the latest version of Android (KitKat) out of the box and sport faster processors from Intel while still maintaing their ultra low price tag.

While the Venue 7 comes with a dual-core Intel Atom Z3460 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, the Venue 8 is powered by an Atom Z3480 processor running at 2.1GHz. While the former comes with a 1280*800 resolution screen, the latter now makes use of a 1920*1200 resolution screen.

Other specs of the tablets include a microSD card slot, 16GB of storage space, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The smaller tablet comes with a 1MP front-facing sensor, its bigger brother comes with a 2MP camera in the front. They also feature Waves MAXXAudio Pro technology to deliver outstanding sound quality. Other hardware specs of the tablets including the amount of RAM are unknown at the moment.

Both tablets will hit the retail stores in the U.S on July 1st with a price tag of $159.99 and $199.99, respectively, and will be available in black or red. The company also launched a bunch of accessories with the tablets including a wireless charger, some cases, a portable Bluetooth speaker and a Keyboard case.