The Dell Venue 8 7000 which launched earlier this year is a speedy Android tablet with a great display and some unusual features including Intel’s RealSense 3D depth-sensing camera. Priced at $400, it’s also kind of expensive for an Android tablet.
But Dell figures there’s room for an even bigger, more expensive model. Meet the Dell Venue 10 7000. It’s a 10.5 inch Android tablet with a similar design, similar specs, and a starting price of $499.
The tablet has a large 7,000 mAh battery for up to 15 hours of run time. The battery, along with the tablet’s stereo speakers fit inside the thick cylinder that runs along one end. The rest of the tablet measures just 0.24 inches thick.
You can also attach the tablet to an optional $130 keyboard dock to use the Venue 10 7000 like a notebook. That brings the price of the 2-in-1 to $629.
Like Dell’s 8 inch model, the Venue 10 7000 features an Intel RealSense camera and software that lets you edit the depth of field of photographs even after they’ve been snapped and saved to your device.
The tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 Moorefield processor, features 2GB of RAM, and has a 2560 x 1600 pixel OLED display.
Dell is hoping the tablet appeals to business customers, which helps explain the relatively high price tag (although the screen and camera probably aren’t cheap either). Whether business customers want tablets that run Android Windows remains to be seen. Dell also says the tablet will support Google’s Android for Work platform that lets users create personal and work profiles on a single device.
Dell is also rolling out an Android 5.0 software update for the smaller, cheaper Venue 8 7000, and the Venue 10 5000 Android tablet for education that was introduced in February is now available for $299 and up.
via Gizmodo, Chip Chick, and The Verge
dell.com: “The Venue 10 7000 starts at USD $499.00”
I think it’s dumb that Dell didn’t include a swivel out kickstand in the back like Lenovo’s Yoga tablets. It’s got the cylinder. So why not?
Been waiting for a OLED Windows device for about 6 years now… hit and a miss again.
And I realty hope this design with the cylindrical side is no becoming a thing. First Lenovo now Dell, I cant’s stand them, and not just because of OCD, but they look like those slicers magicians use to split a person in half in that box trick they do… freaks me the f* out.
Shame it doesn’t have cherry-trail atom (and windows) since it is going up against the surface3 pretty much.
It’s pretty big news having a 10″ AMOLED though.. can’t wait to get an OLED laptop.. hopefully we’ll start to see them much more commonly following this!
So all I have to do is overprice something for it to appeal to business?
What a remarkable strategy.
Do you know any cheap devices with 2560 x 1600-pixel OLED display and RealSense 3D depth-sensing camera?
Which kinda half explains it really… For this being “biz” positioned, I highly doubt that most execs would give a rat’s ass between FHD to QHD or PPIs for that matter when it comes down to it. Unless if they’re particularly concerned about “the other woman”s high res pics for the homescreen wallpaper…
There’s always bragging rights… Like how some people would pay extra for a status promoting product…
Same reason someone would buy a luxury or sports car… High specs, may not make sense to them but they still understand higher is better…
It has been working great for Apple 🙂
400 dollar tablet. 129 dollar keyboard dock. = 529 dollars.
Not sure where the extra hundred bucks is coming from…
That was an unfortunate typo — the tablet has a starting price of $500, or $100 more than the 8 inch model.
Ah, ok. Thanks!
I own and enjoy the Dell Venue 8 7840 which offers a “unique” design. However, this 10″ version appears to be derivative of Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 10.
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