Finally, an 8-inch Windows 10 tablet with an Atom X5 inside. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 will be launched in November and will run the Z8500 mid-range Atom X5 processor with a full HD display and a 3D camera option.
The news comes via Giga.de who have obtained pre-release promotional material. A 1280 x 800 version of the tablet will be available at the entry-level but the 1920 x 1200 display option will please many. Up to 4GB RAM will be available so with the Atom X5 8500 (up to 2.16 Ghz) you can expect an near Surface 3-like experience. It should certainly be up there with the recent Lenovo Thinkpad 8.
The biggest news is the USB-C port and option Type-C Dock and Tablet Stand which will give you dual-display outputs so there won’t be any more need to worry about having micro-USB power + data splitter and a separate HDMI output although the dock won’t be cheap, guaranteed.
A Wacom stylus will allow you to take advantage of all the improvements with pen input in Windows 10 and 2X2 AC WiFi should help WiFi throughput. An LTE option will be available.
My opinion: You’re looking at a Windows tablet that is going to be very flexible with connectivity and accessories. You’ll be able to drive 2 Full HD external screens, add TB disks and whatever USB keyboard you damn-well like! The depth-sensing camera is likely to a RealSense model but as it’s ‘world facing’ it won’t be usable for Windows Hello. This leak also hints that we’re going to see other 8-inch Windows 10 tablets enter the market in Q4 2015 and that the Atom X5 and X7 processors are filtering through to manufacturers now. The original Dell Venue 8 Pro had a qood quality build and a great screen so let’s hope that the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 will reach the same standards.
Hop over to Giga (German) for another info-pic (in English.)