Dell Venue 8 7000. Hands-on and Realsense Snapshot demos

Posted on 11 September 2014 by

I was asked for my opinion on the price of the Dell Venue 8 7000 just after it was announced and all I could think of was the nice looking Lenovo Tab S8 which is very similar, for about $199. After handling the Dell Venue 8 7000 I now see a product worth much more than that. The amazing OLED 2K screen is punchy and sharp. The 6mm thin design is light and stylish and the 3 additional Realsense snapshot cameras offer some interesting options for photographers. In this video you’ll see some of those features being demonstrated.

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After talking to a number of people about the Dell Venue 8 700 I know know the following.

  • It will be available in November.
  • There will be an LTE version. (Intel 7260)
  • It runs on Merrifield (Intel |Z35xx-series)
  • The screen is  2K resolution OLED
  • The base configuration will be 2GB RAM and 16GB storage
  • An SDK will be released but it’s looking like early 2015 before developers can create apps

 

Youll find out more in the video after the images…

 

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  • Heath Brown AKA ColdSun

    Chippy!

    How are you doing old friend! Its me, ColdSun, former reviewer (and once member of one of your sites) of tablets. I still work in the same company, hopefully you remember which one. Anyhow, I watch every Chippy video I can find and visit your site often. Great job!

    It is so interesting how far things have come since I posted my Chinese tablet reviews back in the old days. People used to laugh when I told them e-ink would go to the back burner and converged functionality devices would take over. You and I were always of the same mindset on that. Back in the days when Windows CE was on the tablets.

    Anyhow, I’m going to buy a new tablet soon. This Dell tablet is at the top of the list, and you know one of the reasons why already. :) Still, I’m really interested in a Windows tablet of around 8 inches too. Choices. So hard.

    Hope to talk with you soon!

    Heath Brown AKA ColdSun

  • M

    Wow, Dell has really done great here! I’m not even that bothered about the realsense– although it is cool for sure. But that 2K OLED display! I love it, give me that for windows please! include 4GB RAM and ability to charge and use K/V/M at the same time along with all the current DV8P features and I’m sold.

    What about it being the ‘DV8 7000’: is that suggesting a range of DV8’s with different hardware? Or is is just an internal name to suggest it’s the new DV8? I’m guessing the former as they will surely offer something at lower price points than a 2K OLED screen is able to reach!?
    [+typo 700 should be 7000 after the first image]

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    What is the difference between Moorefield and Bay Trail T? AFAICT the latter has the same architecture (although less of it) as core series processors for the GPU, while Moorefield has PowerVR G6430. Is there *any* other difference? (surely there must be?). An article covering the various atom types could be good if it was done well!

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