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.
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.