Dell had a new tablet to unveil today, the Venue 10 7000. The Venue 10 will definitely standout on the shelf, featuring a thin profile and large cylindrical-hinge that makes the tablet easier to hold, and more enjoyable to listen to. Dell cause the hinge a “barrel edge,” and anyone that watches a lot of video on their tablet might welcome the design choice. The device also features a backlit keyboard that can position the tablet in five different configurations: tablet, slate, stand, tent or clamshell modes.
Housed within the device is the MaxxAudio Mobile by Waves, offering front-firing stereo speakers. The display offers a 10.5-inch OLED 2560×1600 screen and inside users will find a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor. The tablet also features the Intel RealSense snapshot depth camera, which takes a depth map for every picture captured. The device will also include the Dell Gallery application with selective re-focusing and measurement functions, as well as smart albums to automatically organize photos.
Dell also confirmed that the Venue 10 and Venue 8 will ship with Android 5.0, Lollipop, and will be enabled for Android for Work. Business data is separated and encrypted, so important corporate data is not accessible to personal applications and stored securely for anyone that is planning to work on the device Dell will also be offering Office for Android on the Venue 10 and 8 7000 this summer.
“Dell customers want more from their tablets. They want to be productive and get work done wherever they are, they want a great entertainment experience, and they want to carry something that turns heads,” said Neil Hand, vice president, Dell Tablet Group. “The Venue 10 7000 gives our customers all that and more: enhanced productivity with a full-sized keyboard and Android for Work, a brilliant display and innovative features like the Intel RealSense snapshot depth camera, all wrapped in a gorgeous design.” Navin Shenoy, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Mobility Client Platforms stated, “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Dell on the Venue 10 7000 tablet. Based on the Intel Atom processor, the new tablet will bring a high quality, smooth experience with long battery life in a sleek design, whether it’s for work or play. The Intel RealSense snapshot technology in the new tablet will also provide people with exciting new ways to capture the world.”
The The Venue 10 7000 starts at USD $499.00; $629.00 with keyboard. It will be available on Dell.com in the U.S., Canada and China in May 2015. The Venue 10 5000 is now available in the United States and select countries around the world starting at $299.00; $349.00 with keyboard.