Since the beginning, Android tablet makers had a rough go of things, until Google released the Nexus 7. This was the first tablet that was a huge rival for Apple’s more expensive iPad. However, now there are low-end Android tablets that have a big success, especially in China. The new Nexus 9 is not as great as the Nexus 7 and certainly is not competing with Apple’s new tablets. Companies are still trying to find the perfect tablet formula, with different approaches or new designs. One of these tablets is the new Venue 8 7000 Series.
Made by Dell, Venue 8 has the price of 399 dollars. The new tablet is part of the new design that Dell has launched, along with the new XPS 13 laptop. The new devices features killer displays and showcases premium material. The big attractions of the Venue 8 are the camera array and its design.
It is made from anodized aluminum, a material that was seen only on Apple’s tablets. Its dark grey color gives a classy and premium look that is worth hundreds of dollars. The volume keys and the power button are solid and tactile, placed on the upper left of the tablet. Venue 8 comes with an awesome feature that turns the device on when the user picks the tablet up and turns it off when it is left down. With this premium design, Venue 8 can definitely be taken seriously.
Venue 8 comes with a 8.4-inch, 2,560×1,600-pixel display, being incredible sharp. It is perfect for business users and for editing spreadsheets and viewing large documents. The Venue’s OLED display produces colors that are vibrant and richer than any mobile device that is on the market. Testers have declared that the panel can display more than twice as many colors as the average tablet and can easily beat Nexus 9 and iPad mini 3.
Venue 8 7000 Series has under the hood a 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 CPU, with 2 GB of RAM. This means that is a really fast tablet, like other flagship tablets. Another big plus is its long battery life. On the battery life test, Venue 8 lasted an amazing 9 hours and 45 minutes. The test involves continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi.