Dell’s Venue 8 7000 finally shipped back in January, offering an amazing 2560×1600 resolution on its 8.4-inch screen and an insanely thin body at just 6mm.
Praise for the tablet was fairly universal, so it’s little surprise to see that Dell is following on that success with the slightly larger Dell Venue 10 7000. The screen bumps up to 10.5-inches while retaining that same 2560 x 1600 resolution and only swells slightly to 6.2mm thick. Like the previous model the tablet packs Intel’s RealSense 3D camera with an 8MP rear camera and twin 720p cameras that take in depth information. This allows for some interesting tricks like measuring distances within photos, but I’m not sure how useful it is in practice.
As you likely surmised, that means the Venue 10 7000 is running on an Intel processor, specifically a quad-core Atom processor. For ports it features a microUSB, headphone jack and a microSD slot that can accept up to 512GB cards if you are willing to throw down the cash for one.
The notable bit of the Venue 10 7000 design is the rather large metallic cylinder on one side of the tablet. It holds the battery and the stereo speakers, which is how the largish tablet manages to maintain its 6.2mm size through the rest of the tablet. We’ll have to withhold judgment on whether that makes the device more or less comfortable to use until we can get our hands on the Venue 10 7000, but it does seem like it would leave the tablet a bit unbalanced.
The other trick the Venue 10 7000 has up its cylindrical sleeve is a hinge that can be attached to the optional keyboard. Early reviews indicate that the keyboard is above average with back-lighting, a solid typing experience and the ability to fold into a tent shape like the Yoga line from Lenovo.
The Dell Venue 10 7000 will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s clearly targeted at business users with Android for Work, and at $499 without the keyboard and an additional $130 for the keyboard, it’s a bit pricey when options like the Nexus 9 or NVIDIA Shield Tablet come in at least $100 cheaper. With that said, this definitely looks to be a solid work machine when attached to that keyboard so an office worker looking for an Android option would likely be thrilled to have this tablet.
If you are interested in more details regarding the Dell Venue 10 7000, you should hit the Engadget link below and check out their early hands-on.