Dell is refreshing its line of Android tablets. The new Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 have Intel chips, just like their predecessors. But gone are the Intel Atom Z25xx Clover Trail+ chips. The new models have Intel Atom “Merrifield” processors for better performance and longer battery life.

The new tablets also have faster WiFi and the 8 inch model now has a full HD display.

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Here are the specs for Dell’s new Android tablets:

Dell Venue 7

  • 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z3460 dual-core processor
  • PowerVR G6400 graphics
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage + microSDXC card reader
  • 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Optional 4G LTE and HSPA+ with voice capabilities in select countries
  • 5MP rear camera and 1MP front camera
  • 4550mAh, 17.29WHr battery
  • micro USB port, headset jack, and micro SIM slot on LTE model

The 7 inch tablet measures 0.35 inches thick and weighs about 10.2 ounces. It’s scheduled to ship July 1st for $160 and up.

Dell Venue 8

  • 8 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display
  • 2.1 GHz Intel Atom Z3480 dual-core CPU
  • PowerVR G6400 graphics
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage + microSDXC card reader
  • 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Optional LTE/HSPLA+ model with voice support in select countries
  • 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
  • 4500mAh, 17.29 Whr battery
  • micro USB port, headset jack, and SIM slot on LTE model

Dell’s new 8 inch Android tablet will also ship July 1st. It’s expected to sell for $200 and up. This model also measures 0.35 inches thick, but it’s a tad heavier, at 11.9 ounces.

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Both tablets work with select Dell Venue accessories including headphones and Bluetooth speakers. But Dell also offers a charging cradle and a Dell Venue Rotating Folio case for the 8 inch tablet with support for 360 degree screen rotation. The 7 inch model fits an optional Dell Duo tablet case which can function as a protective cover.

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3 replies on “Dell updates its Android tablets with Intel Merrifield chips, more”

  1. The venue 8 3840 has issues with the browsers,chrome and Firefox its annoying.You can’t browse with either one,they crash or freeze and the keyboard does not open.I sent back the first one and got my new one with the same issues.Buy a different tablet until they work out these bugs and they are huge bugs.

  2. the charging dock is actually wireless charging. Any further info on that? Qi, AWS, or what standard?

  3. They reduced the RAM from 2GB to 1GB. Hopefully it’s at least DDR3 instead of DDR2 like last time. But nice to see fhd at a reasonable price.

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