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Dell targets enterprise users with new Venue 10 7000 tablet

By Shawn Knight
Apr 9, 2015
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    Not all that long ago, it was easy to market a tablet to enterprise users as there simply weren’t very many that catered to such users. But now with slates like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro (and don’t forget Apple’s upcoming iPad Plus), it is becoming increasingly more difficult to stand out from the crowd.

    Dell is hoping its new Venue 10 7000 will be able to do just that. A follow-up to the Venue 8 7000 we reviewed recently, the new Venue features a 10.5-inch OLED display operating at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600. It’s powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor and comes with the same Intel RealSense depth camera found on its smaller sibling.

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    The PC maker offers an optional magnetic keyboard which is probably a must if you’re serious about getting work done. The backlit keyboard more or less transforms the device into a 2-in-1, drawing its power from the tablet’s hinge where the main battery is located. Dell says the battery in the tablet will last 15 hours with the keyboard attached – impressive.

    The system runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, a revision that was sorely missed in the Venue 8. The slate itself measures 6.2mm thick but at 598 grams, it’s nearly twice as heavy as Dell’s smaller offering.

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    Pricing is set at $499 for the tablet only or $629 if you also want the keyboard. It’ll be available on Dell’s website in Canada, China and the US starting next month.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,508   +501

    IMHO it's too expensive for an Android tablet. I'm not sure where it might be a hit, but I haven't seen Android being used for productivity in corporations.

    It is certainly improving, specially since Microsoft has been releasing it's offerings for other OSs but it's not quite there yet.
     
  3. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Booster Posts: 200   +44

    Notsureifserious.jpeg What business would pick that over a Surface 3?
     
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    Why use an atom processor for android. I keep seeing this come up and it seems utterly pointless paying for it on a OS where you cannot be quite as productive (not that you cant be productive on android) this would be a pretty impressive windows tablet.
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,153   +1,427

    $500 for something that falls in two right in your hands,...I'll pass :)
     
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    Just remember, someone approved the development of this product. XD
     
  7. Chris Just

    Chris Just TS Enthusiast Posts: 32

    For work? I don't think so and at that price again I DON"T THINK SO! $129 for that keyboard, I guess going thinner and smaller + the OLED display brings the price up but when built with inferior hardware like the Atom core I'll pass, as every item I have gotten be it Windows or Android with a Atom core just lags like a little b1tch.
     

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