Dell announced yesterday evening that it will launch the Dell Venue 10 7000 next month, over half a year after it was first both leaked and announced in September 2014. The price for the entry model is $499 for the tablet, and $629 with the keyboard. Dell says it will be launched in the US, Canada, and China sometime in May.
In short, the Dell Venue 10 7000 is a 10.5-inch Android 5.0 tablet that imitates Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet line in design, by giving it a thick cylinder on one side. But the worst part of that is that it doesn’t even do any good, because the battery capacity is only 7000 mAh. By comparison, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10 has a 6800 mAh battery, while the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 that Dell is copying has a 9600 mAh battery in the cylinder.
So Venue 10 7000 only has a very low 7 hour battery life as a tablet, actually the second lowest in this category, and it’s only when attached to the keyboard that it gets a longer battery life of up to a claimed 15 hours. But that’s still a short battery life compared to the same 2-in-1 combinations offered by its competition. The Asus Transformer Pad TF701 has a 17 hour battery life when docked into the keyboard, and it only costs $299 if you buy it with a keyboard.
The OLED screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1600, while it is powered by a Intel Atom Z3580 processor. It has front stereo speakers with MaxxAudio, but the unique spec is the Intel RealSense depth sensing camera. The thickness is 6.2 mm, while the weight is 598 grams.
Dell won’t release all the specs yet so we’ll have to wait to find out more.
– Jim Miller