Dell is taking another stab at the tablet market with a new pair of Android tablets. Announced at Computex 2014 in Taipei, the Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8 take center stage for the company’s round of tablet announcements. The numbers in their model numbers refer to their size, of course, and while both tablets are largely the same there are a few key differences to note.
The biggest difference will be in the resolutions — the 7-inch model sports 1280 x 800, while the 8-inch model bumps it up to 1920 x 1200. The processors also differ slightly, with the 7-inch getting Intel’s 1.6GHz Atom Z3460 and the 8-inch getting the edgier 2.13GHz Z3480. Both are derived from the Merrifield line, and feature dual-core architecture, 64-bit instruction sets and 1MB of on-board cache. Finally, these two employ different front-facing camera sensors — a 1-megapixel shooter for the 7-inch model and a 2 megapixel shooter for the 8-inch.
That’s where the differences end, though, as nearly everything else is the same. Those specs include 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera, and run Android 4.4 KitKat.
Dell gave us a quick look at the accessories you can expect to be able to buy, including a wireless charging cradle, a rotating folio case, a keyboard folio case and portable Bluetooth speakers.
Both tablets are expected to arrive July 1st in WiFi-only flavor with price tags of $159 and $199 for the 7-inch model and 8-inch model, respectively. Dell says LTE versions are on the way as well, though we’ll have to wait for further word on pricing and availability for those.
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