I reviewed a model with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor earlier this year and I was somewhat impressed… but found the $499 and higher price tags a little off-putting.
Now it looks like Dell is getting ready to update the Venue 11 Pro and this time it looks like the company might have some new premium features to help justify the premium prices it charges for the tablet.
Tablet PC Italy reports that Dell recently unveiled a new model featuring an Intel Core M Broadwell processor, support for up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of solid state storage.
The new tablet keeps its 10.8 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS screen and active digitzer for pen input. It has a mini HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, Intel WiDi wireless display support, and Windows 8.1 64-bit software.
Dell will also offer optional features including 4G LTE, NFC, and TPM security modules. Each model will supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and each has front and rear cameras.
The Venue 11 Pro measures a little more than 0.4 inches thick and weighs a little less than 1.7 pounds.
WiFi-only models should hit the streets in November, with 4G models following in December.
Update: Notebook Italia has some hands-on photos of the new model, which looks a lot like the old model. Like its predecessor, the new Venue 11 Pro will be available with an optional keyboard cover, docking station, and digital pen.