Dell Introduces Venue Tablet Brand and Four New Products

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4Q 2013 | IN-1017292


New Android and Windows Tablets Powered by Intel


At a company event in New York City, Dell formally introduced its Venue line of tablet devices. Four initial models, the Venue 7, Venue 8, Venue 8 Pro, and Venue 11 Pro, will make up the 2013 portfolio. History buffs will recall that Dell originally had an Android smartphone in late 2010 called Venue. Perhaps taking a page from Microsoft’s playbook with its reuse of the Surface trade name for tablets, Dell is giving it another go with Venue.

All Venue models are powered by Intel processors. The Android devices will use the Atom Z2760 processor, while the Windows 8.1 slates will incorporate an Atom “Bay Trail” (Z3000 series) processor. Options for fourth-gen Core i3/i5 processors are also available for the Venue 11 Pro. The OS duties are evenly split between Android Jelly Bean on the 7-inch and 8-inch models and Windows 8.1 on the 8 Pro and 11 Pro. This is perhaps the first time we’ve seen Intel’s &ld...

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