Dell announced an ultra-thin tablet on CES


Ultra-thin tablet Dell Venue 8 7000Dell announced an ultra-thin tablet Venue 8 7000 during CES 2015. This was one of the expected launches rumored several days before the event in Las Vegas.

Before CES there were a lot of speculations about new mobile products, but in the actual event there weren’t so much releases. The tech companies decided to save the biggest announcements for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March. So very few rumors regarding the mobile area was confirmed during CES. One of them is the ultra-thin tablet from Dell. The Venue 8 7000 was showed for short in Intel’s Developers forum in September, but now it was revealed for the broad audience.

The previous speculations were accurate. The new ultra-thin tablet from Dell is just 6 mm thick. This makes it the thinnest tablet in the world to date. Like the rumors suggested it is a 8.4-inch device with QHD OLED screen with 2560×1600 resolution.

The small bezelĀ  makes the Venue 8 narrower than the 7.9-inch iPad Mini. The new ultra-thin tablet is a result of a good collaboration between Dell and Intel. This is the first small mobile device which uses the RealSense camera of Intel, which allows to capture images with much more depth and other features – like changing the background color and etc.

The RealSense is available for some laptops, but Dell’s ultra-thin tablet is the first one which takes advantage of its 3D abilities using a custom software – Dell Gallery.

This is not the only thing which is developed closely with Intel. The Venue 8 is fitted with a 2.3GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a MicroSD slot with capacity to expand the storage up to 512GB.

The new ultra-thin tablet will run ot Android 4.4 KitKat and a Lollipop upgrade will be available soon. The Venue 8 will be on sale in US and Canada for $399.

Image Credit – Dell

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