Last year Dell introduced the Venue 8 7000 series (AKA the 7840), one of the most unique tablets on the market. Its super-slim case and bezels make it look more than a little striking, and the Intel RealSense cameras on the back are something that no other Android device can boast. The design isn't without its problems, as mentioned in Ryan Whitwam's review - one of the biggest pitfalls of the product was the high price for an 8-inch device, which launched at $400 for the 16GB base model. If you've been admiring the design but balking at the price, the Venue 8 7000 now has a steep discount.
The 16GB version of the tablet is now $199.99, and the 32GB model gets a similar discount to $249.99. That's much more palatable, and a bit cheaper than similar tablets in the same spec range, like Samsung's Tab S series. Inside the 6mm body is an Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a surprisingly big 5900mAh battery. The 8.4" screen is one of the Venue 8 7000's most distinctive features with a high 2560x1600 resolution, and the primary rear camera is 8MP (plus two 720p rear cameras for RealSense depth sensing). The tablet launched with Android 4.4.4, but it's since been updated to 5.1.
The price has already been dropped on Dell's official website, but it doesn't appear to be in stock at the time of writing. Amazon is selling both the 16GB and 32GB version. Expect retailers like Best Buy to follow suit in the next few days if they haven't already. This price drop might indicate that Dell is getting rid of its existing stock... which doesn't bode well for any future software upgrades.