The Dell Venue 8 7000 is a sleek piece of tech, despite the large chin. At 6mm, it's as thin as tablets get. Now Dell is following up with the bigger Dell Venue 10 7000, a device that maintains the awkward name and a few other peculiar quirks.
On the inside, the Venue 10 7000 isn't significantly different from its predecessor. The tablet is powered by the same Intel Atom Z3580 processor and 2GBs of RAM. On the back, there's the same 8MP camera, complete with Dell's RealSense 3D work. One notable difference is the sizable 7,000mAh battery, up from 5,900mAh.
It's the hardware where things get interesting. The display, which still packs a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels, is stretched out to 10.5 inches. But that's not the first thing you will notice. That would be the substantial cylinder along the side that houses the battery and stereo speakers. While not a wedge, the Dell Venue 10 7000 is still reminiscent of the old Xperia Tablet S. Though it still manages to come in at just 6.2mm thick.
The bulky part of the tablet includes a hinge that connects to an optional keyboard. This turns the tablet into something of a laptop, making it a more productive option for people who want to use the thing for work. But you're still limited to Android apps, which don't exactly get the job done yet for everyone.
The Dell Venue 10 7000 will go for $499 without the keyboard. That add-on will cost another $130 when the two components go on sale starting in the US and China
later this month.
Dell has shared the press release below, which says the tablet will launch in May 2015. The tablet will also be available in Canada at this time.
Dell has also announced the Android 5.0 update for the Dell Venue 8 7000. Let us know if you see it.
ADDING MULTIMEDIA Dell Introduces Venue 10 7000 Tablet with Premium Design and Enhanced Productivity
- Venue 10 7000 designed to impress with stunning features, best tablet display technology available and full-size detachable, magnetic keyboard
- Venue 10 and 8 7000 tablets feature enhanced productivity with Android 5.0, Lollipop and Android for Work
- Dell named ‘2014 Education Partner of the Year’ by Google for Education
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dell today announced the Venue 10 7000, the latest tablet in its premium Android portfolio. The Venue 10 has a distinctive, razor-thin profile that is based on the same stunning design as the Venue 8 7000, which was the “Best of Innovation Honoree” from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) at CES 2015. Dell today also announced an update to Android 5.0, Lollipop on the award-winning Venue 8 7000. Now, consumers and business professionals alike have two stunning options to make a statement with their tablet.
Venue 10 7000: Impressive on the Outside, Full Productivity on the Inside
The Venue 10 7000 features a sleek, futuristic design with a barrel edge making it easy to hold and carry, or slot into the magnetic, backlit keyboard that can position the tablet in five different configurations: tablet, slate, stand, tent or clamshell modes. Users can enjoy an immersive audio experience no matter how the tablet is positioned with MaxxAudio Mobile by Waves and front-firing stereo speakers. Like the Venue 8, the Venue 10 features the best tablet display technology available today, a brilliant 10.5-inch OLED 2560x1600 screen, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, and the Intel RealSense snapshot depth camera, which takes a depth map for every picture captured. The tablet also features the intuitive Dell Gallery application with selective re-focusing and measurement functions, as well as smart albums to automatically organize photos.
Coexist on One Device for Both Work and Play
The Venue 10 combines stunning design features with enhanced productivity for the office to provide a compelling option for the mobile workforce. Both the Venue 10 and Venue 8 will ship with Android 5.0, Lollipop, and will be enabled for Android for Work. This platform makes it possible for business and personal information to securely coexist on one device, creating a reliable method for the mobile workforce to use the tablets for work and play. Business data is separated and encrypted, so important corporate data is not accessible to personal applications. The platform leverages multi-user support in Android to create a managed profile with its own set of secure applications that can be provisioned and controlled by IT and wiped remotely without touching personal data. Dell will also be offering Office for Android on the Venue 10 and 8 7000 this summer, which will provide even more productivity and commercial capabilities on Venue Android tablets.
Dell business customers can also use Dell Mobile Management and Dell Mobile Workspace solutions to secure multiple device types and operating systems, including Android. Dell Mobile Management enables organizations to securely manage and provision access to smartphones or tablets from any device with a browser and internet connection. It also manages applications and content on the devices and enables users to self-enroll their devices for instant provisioning of corporate access and automated policy enforcement that provides added security. Dell Mobile Workspace creates a separate work environment on mobile devices. This secure workspace solution is a user-friendly application that gives users access to enterprise data and applications, while also protecting an organization’s confidential information. It provides IT with the ability to remotely enforce policies and encrypt enterprise data while allowing users to maintain privacy.
“Dell customers want more from their tablets. They want to be productive and get work done wherever they are, they want a great entertainment experience, and they want to carry something that turns heads,” said Neil Hand, vice president, Dell Tablet Group. “The Venue 10 7000 gives our customers all that and more: enhanced productivity with a full-sized keyboard and Android for Work, a brilliant display and innovative features like the Intel RealSense snapshot depth camera, all wrapped in a gorgeous design.”
Dell Education Solutions for 1:1 Learning
Last month, Dell was recognized by Google for Work as the 2014 Education Partner of the Year at TeamWork 2015, the annual global partner summit. This award demonstrates Dell’s unwavering focus on education customers and strong collaboration with Google to enable schools to deploy, manage and support Dell Chromebooks successfully.
Dell announced its latest Education portfolio in February, including the new Dell Chromebook 11, the Dell Venue 10 Pro tablet with Windows, the Venue 10 5000 tablet with Android and the Latitude 11 Education Series laptop. The Venue 10 5000 is now available in the United States and several countries around the world. With configurations specifically tailored for Education, its 10.1-inch HD or Full HD display helps bring content to life. Users have the ability to work in five different positions when configured with the optional, attachable and reversible keyboard. Based on Android 5.0, Lollipop, the Venue 10 5000 is one of the first tablets to be certified with Google Play for Education.
Navin Shenoy, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Mobility Client Platforms
“We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Dell on the Venue 10 7000 tablet. Based on the Intel Atom processor, the new tablet will bring a high quality, smooth experience with long battery life in a sleek design, whether it’s for work or play. The Intel RealSense snapshot technology in the new tablet will also provide people with exciting new ways to capture the world.”
Pricing and Availability
- The Venue 10 7000 starts at USD $499.00; $629.00 with keyboard. It will be available on Dell.com in the U.S., Canada and China in May 2015.
- The Venue 10 5000 is now available in the United States and select countries around the world starting at $299.00; $349.00 with keyboard.