Dell’s new 7 and 8 inch tablets are now available in the US, with prices starting at $150.
For that price you can pick up an Android tablet with an Intel Atom Clover Trail+ processor. The Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are both available from Dell.com for $150 and $180, respectively.
Or for around $300 and up, you can get a Dell Venue 8 Pro with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 software. Amazon is taking orders for $296 and up, with an estimated ship date of November 1st.
Dell’s Android tablets are budget models with decent, but not spectacular specs including Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS displays, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 2GB of RAM. The tablets have at least 16GB of storage, plus microSD card slots for extra storage.
The Dell Venue 7 has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor, while the 8 inch model has a faster 2 GHz Atom Z2580 chip.
The Venue 8 Pro also has an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, but this model has a faster Intel Atom Z3740D quad-core processor with Intel HD graphics, 64GB of storage, support for a digital pen, and Windows 8.1 software.
That means that in addition to mobile apps, you can run full desktop applications on the tablet, and it comes with Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student preloaded.