Dell is entering the budget tablet space with a $150 Android tablet with a 7 inch screen and an Intel Atom processor. The Dell Venue 7 doesn’t quite have the specs to compete with Google’s Nexus 7 or Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 7. But with a $150 price tag, it’s not really competing with those $229 models.
Instead, Dell is positioning its smallest, cheapest tablet as a versatile entry-level device.
The tablet features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage.
It also has a microSD card slot if you need additional storage space, and the tablet supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. There’s also an option for an integrated HSPA+ modem.
The Dell Venue 7 has a 15.5 Whr battery, a 3MP rear camera and VGA camera facing the front. It has a micro USB port, headset jack, and a SIM card slot on 3G models.
The tablet runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software, and Dell includes its PocketCloud app which lets you access images or other files stored online using Dell’s Wyse PocketCloud service.
The Dell Venue 7 measures 7.6″ x 4.6″ x 0.38″ and weighs 8.3 ounces. It’s expected to go on sale October 18th for $149.99 and up.