Dell’s new Venue tablet family isn’t just limited to low-cost Android tablets. There’s also a low-cost Windows tablet on the way.
It’s called the Dell Venue 8 Pro, and it’s an 8 inch tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor, an optional wireless keyboard and an optional active stylus.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro is due to hit the streets October 18th for $300 and up. That’s the same day that Microsoft Windows 8.1 launches.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro packs an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3740D quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of built-in storage, although the base model sports 32GB.
Dell’s tablet feature dual-band 2×2 MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and options for HSPA+ or 4G LTE connectivity. In a nod to enterprise customers, the tablet also features TPM security.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro has a micro USB port, microSD card slot, a 5MP rear camera, and 1.2MP front-facing camera. It has an 18 Whr battery. The tablet will be available in red or black.
It measures 8.5″ x 5.1″ x 0.35″ and weighs about 14 ounces.