Dell’s latest 10 inch tablets come with a choice of Windows or Android, detachable keyboards that let you use the tablets as notebooks, and a Wacom digitizer with support for an optional digital pen.
We had a pretty good idea that the Dell Venue 10 Android tablet and Venue 10 Pro Windows model were on the way. Now Dell has officially unveiled both tablets. They’re aimed at the education market, but they should be available for anyone to buy.
The Venue 10 will ship with Android 5.0, while the Venue 10 Pro will come with Windows 8.1. Both will be available with HD or Full HD displays, and each will support NFC wireless communication.
The keyboard dock has a reversible hinge, which lets you use the tablets in notebook mode or flip the screen around and use the dock more like a kickstand.
Other features include 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.0, micro HDMI, microSD card slots, a 38 Wh battery for up to 10 hours of run time, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB to 256GB of storage.
Dell will offer the Windows model first. It launches March 3rd and the tablet alone will cost $330 while the tablet plus keyboard will sell for $380.
Those prices are particularly good when you consider that the Venue 10 Pro is expected to ship with an Intel Core M Broadwell processor rather than an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor (which is much more common among low-cost tablets).
The Venue 10 Android tablet will be available this spring. Dell hasn’t announced pricing for the Android version yet. It’ll probably be cheaper than the Windows model though, since the Venue 10 is expected to feature an Intel Bay Trail CPU.