As expected, Dell is updating the Venue 11 Pro line of tablets with a new, more efficient processor.

The new Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series features an Intel Core M Broadwell processor instead of a Core i5 Haswell chip.

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The tablet features a 10.8 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel OLED IPS LCD display, up to 256GB of solid state storage, and Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro software.

The Venue 11 Pro is about 0.4 inches thick and weighs about 1.6 pounds and it’s designed to work with a range of docking stations including desktop and laptop-style docks. In other words, it’s a tablet that you can use as your only PC.

It also works with a pressure-sensitive pen for writing or drawing thanks to an active digitizer from Synaptics. The new Venue 11 Pro has a microSDXC card slot, micro HDMI port, and a USB 3.0 ports as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC.

Dell says the fanless tablet should get up to 10 hours of battery life — or twice as much if you get a keyboard dock that has a built-in battery.

Dell plans to begin selling the new Venue 11 Pro on November 11th with prices starting at $699 for a tablet with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.  Prices start at $799 for a model that comes bundled with a pen and keyboard cover.

via Engadget and The Verge

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25 replies on “Dell’s new Venue 11 Pro tablet powered by Intel Core M”

  1. With a 10.8″ screen and with seemingly smallish bezels, I wonder if this is going to be the smallest notebook with a Core M chip. I’m specifically in the market for the smallest possible Core M notebook (not necessarily a tablet nor hybrid).

    1. I’d like to see an option for more RAM since I hope to run Linux VMs. I doubt a native Linux install would work very well seeing how the current Haswell based Venue 11 Pro has problems running Linux (WiFi, video, trackpad and other issues).

  2. OMG OMG OMG OLED! This is too good to be true. Is this really credible information? Just to be able to order one without the angst prior to the first power up where you see how severe the backlight bleeding is. Happy days!

    1. It was too good. The verge article has a correction saying it does not have OLED but ips. 🙁

      On dells own site it says “10.8 inch TN TFT Display with FHD (1920 x 1080)”. TFT, what a joke.

  3. I hope that the case acts like an efficient heatsink… I don’t want to ever see thermal throttling. The sunspider benchmarks that I have seen look very, very good. This tablet should eat javascript for breakfast.

  4. I’m going to wait and see if this is going to have
    problems, and what Dull is going to do to fix them,
    if that. First to go is likely the Synaptics active
    digitizer system. I wonder why Dull didn’t learn their
    lesson the last time around and instead go with either
    Wacom or Ntrig. Going private doesn’t mean a company’s
    quality goes up, cf Seagate.

    1. Rocking ac on my DV11P (2013). Hard to imagine Dell would take a step back in that regard.

  5. I have the i3 model, it has been my main laptop/tablet. I wonder if they are updating the stylus, I ordered one and it will only show a spot “hovering” over the screen, I can’t use it at all. Are they updating the stylus? Also can you upgrade ssd on my model? I would get dell to replace stylus but I don’t have box and there is no number for service on it, I would have to call and speak to someone foreign…. Horrible tech support.

  6. The price is kinda high but this sounds like the best thing ever. I mean… a 1080p OLED, Broadwell, with full USB 3.0, 256 SSD… F*** YEAH!

    1. Absolutely, remember this is the high-end version (last gen was an atom or a haswell core-i.. although I don’t see an updated atom one being released until cherry trail is here). So it’s the same price as the core i3 surface pro 3.. but this comes with a keyboard, and even the slowest core M is 2ghz compared to the SP3i3 @ 1.5ghz. Dell do tend to discount often too.

      And I really wasn’t expecting OLED to come in at this size yet, so that’s really awesome. Looking forward to OLED laptops very much.. I guess this is kind of the first.

      1. Isn’t that 2 GHz the turbo clock frequency? It’s still TBD how long the new Venue 11 Pro can maintain high clock frequencies. Although, someone in the below comments mentioned that the last generation throttled. I wonder under what conditions that was in.

    2. Sorry… turns out it has an IPS LCD display. I was going off information posted at other websites until Dell updated its website… but one of those websites was wrong about the display technology.

      1. ………of course it had to be vapor hype… it was too good to be true. It’s not like it’s such a bad tablet with the IPS panel in it, but the thought of an OLED Windows device, would have just made it in to a very special thing.

    1. Sorry, it’s microSD. I didn’t know for certain when I wrote the article this morning, but I’ve just updated it to reflect that fact.

  7. Shouldn’t the title be “Dell’s new Venue 11 Pro tablet powered by Intel Core M” ?

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