New Dell Venue 7 2014 Edition With Intel Merrifield Released

The second generation Dell Venue 7 or what Dell calls the “New Dell Venue 7” with an Intel Merrifield processor is taking orders in store. The price starts at $149:

The New Dell Venue 7 is the predecessor to the first Dell Venue 7, a 7-inch Android tablet that was launched in October last year in the $159 budget tablet category, or at least it was back in 2013.

There have only been a few changes to the new tablet. The first is the change from the previous Intel Atom Z2560 processor to the Intel Merrifield Z3460 processor, though still dual-core. Along with a different processor comes a change from DDR2 RAM to DDR3 RAM as well, now at 1GB.

New Dell Venue 7
New Dell Venue 7

Other changes are the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, 802.11 AC Wi-Fi, Miracast support, Bluetooth 4.0, and a change from a 4100mAh battery to a new 4550mAh battery.

The display is otherwise the same with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel, and the price is still $159. So in that category there are a lot of other tablets to chose from, and the new quad-core Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 is the best value of them all at the moment.

Read more about the New Dell Venue 7.

– Tom Bowen

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