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.
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.
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.