Dell unveiled four new tablets today. The company announced two new Android tablets and two Windows tablets. If you're in the market for a new tablet, any one of these four is bound to be a good choice. Take a look.
The Dell Venue 7 and 8
The Venue 7 and 8 are Dell's Android tablets. Inside of these tablets you'll find:
An all-day battery (according to Dell)
Intel Atom "Bay Trail" processor
High-def in-plan switching
Venue 7 cost: $149
Venue 8 cost: $179
Those two cost-effective Android tablets are a great start, but that's not the only announcement Dell had in store today. The company also announced two Windows tablets: the Venue 8 Pro and the Venue 11 Pro.
The Venue 8 Pro and the Venue 11 Pro
Dell's selling point with the Venue 11 Pro is that this is "the world's thinnest tablet." Is it? The tablet is less than 9mm thick, and that does make it pretty thin. Other than being svelte, Dell's new Windows tablets come with:
The Dell Venue 11 Pro also comes with a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS screen. A selection between Intel Atom and Core-powered versions will also be available.
Venue 8 Pro cost: $299
Venue 11 Pro cost: $499
Some accessories: Dell also introduced a full-size travel keyboard that will be sold separately. This keyboard is meant to provide typing ease, and also to extend battery life to around 17 hours. Again, these tablets are brand new, so it's uncertain whether or not the battery claims are true.
Dell is also offer a desktop dock to go along with the Windows tablets.
At first glance, it doesn't look as though Dell has put much thought into the design of any of these tablets - but, hey, look at the pricing. You'll find that some of these tablets have bold colors, but otherwise they are all fairly tame - and that's okay too, flashy tablets aren't always necessary.
Dell is trying to make its way back into the tablet game with these two Android and two Microsoft tablets. Will the company succeed? At first look, all of these tablets come with things that consumers want, and you will have a hard time beating those price tags.
A Great Move For Dell
Considering the fact that Dell is offering up four great tablets complete with affordability may just give the company the leverage it needs in the current tablet marketplace. Right now, the tablet area is filled to the brim with tablets over the $200 mark. Four tablets that come with the aforementioned features and a low price tag might be just what the doctor ordered.
What do you think of Dell's new lineup? Are these tablets great or just mediocre? Will you be buying one?? What about the company's move to offer both Android and Windows tablets? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.
Note: you can now pre-order the tablets through the Dell website. More information coming soon.