Three months after Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 was announced, it will finally be launched around the new year, though those who order it now, might be able to get it by one of the last days of December this year.
The new Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 is an 8-inch Windows 10 tablet in two configurations, which is basically a HD and Full HD version.
Specs for the new Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 series include options of either 1280 x 800 resolution or Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution on the 8-inch screen, powered by a Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor.
Depending on the model it will have either 2GB or 4GB of DDR3L RAM, storage options of 32GB or 64GB with 128GB microSD card support, and options of Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro.
Additional specs are a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera, optional NFC, optional 3D camera, dual-antenna and dual-band (2×2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 19.5 WHr battery, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and an optional Active Pen and USB type C docking that will be available in 2016.
Venue 8 Pro 5000 series is 9.45 mm thick and weighs 377 grams. The price for the Full HD 8-inch Windows 10 tablet is $449. With those specs and at that price level, there are two main competitors. The cheapest one is the HP Envy 8 Note, released last month for $329, with digitizer support, Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor, and Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution.
The other competitor has even better specs, and that’s the HP Pro Tablet 608 G1. The name may not be very catching, but the specs are, being the only 8-inch Windows 10 tablet on the market with the combined specs of 2048 x 1536 resolution, up to 4GB of RAM, Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor, solid Gorilla Glass 4, digitizer support, and good specs otherwise too.
So those are the options right now, and no other similar tablets in this category have been announced for a launch any time soon either.
– Jim Miller