Wednesday, 18 March 2015

[Launch Event] World's Thinnest Tablet, Dell Venue 8

At the media launch on 10th Mar, Dell announced the availability of its Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet in Singapore. At 6mm thin, it's the thinnest tablet the world has ever produced! This cool slate features a series of 'firsts' in its design and features, with the best tablet display technology available, a stunning 8.4-inch 2560 x 1600 OLED WQXGA touch with infinity edge-to-edge display that is sure to deliver crystal clear images. It is also the first tablet with an Intel® RealSense™ Snapshot Depth camera which captures a depth map for every picture taken.

Other info:
Memory: 2GB LPDDR3
Video Card: HD Graphics (Imagination PowerVR G6430)
Hard Drive: 16GB eMMC, MicroSD™ card slot supporting up to 512GB
Power/ Battery: 5900mAh / 21WHr, Up to 9.8 hours continuous and active web browsing over Wi-Fi* (*May vary depending on product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors.)

Pushing the boundaries of design

Innovative design recognized as 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Innovation Honoree.

Based on Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” OS, the Venue 8 drives performance with the latest Intel® Atom™ processor Z3500 series (up to 2.3GHz Quad Core), allowing for faster web browsing and photo editing.  Users can also enjoy an immersive audio experience through the tablet’s premium audio technology from MAXXAudio Waves and its front-firing stereos speakers.

“Dell is at the forefront of introducing innovative solutions which fulfill users’ need to combine work and play in a single device. With its sleek form factor, revolutionary camera and features that bring greater productivity, the Venue 8 fulfills Dell’s commitment to deliver only the most cutting edge technologies to professionals,” said Harjeet Singh Rekhi, general manager for Client Solutions, Dell South Asia.

A new dimension to digital photography

The Venue 8 is the first tablet to integrate the Intel® RealSense™ Snapshot Depth Camera, which captures a high-definition depth map for every picture taken. The tablet has an 8MP main camera and two 720P cameras separated by 80cm that capture a stereoscopic image with every photograph. (2MP for front camera)

Together with the Dell Gallery application, users will have much more flexibility when editing photos with selective filtering and refocus functions. Users can change the brightness of a foreground object or background object, or refocus on any part of the picture. In addition, they will be able to do simple linear or area measurements with a photo, like measure the length of a sofa or the area of a room. The Dell Gallery, a new innovative software, empowers the tablet’s photo viewing experience and enables users to view all their photos from their social media sites in a single location. The application automatically sorts images into smart albums by timeline, geography or facial recognition.

“Here at Intel, we’re designing solutions that free people to think and to express themselves with their own style. In creating a truly personal experience, we want our technology to link us to the world, and to the things and people that really matter to us,” said Chetan Gohil, Intel User Experience Ecosystem Manager for Asia-Pacific and Japan at the launch event. “Technology has always served as a way to communicate – from the first printing press through today’s latest mobile technology and we’re ready to go to the next level with easier, more natural, and seamless communications with devices like Dell’s Venue 8 7000 series. We offer our heartiest congratulations to Dell for the launch of this marvelous tablet and look forward to further collaborations and to bringing more product design wins into the market.” 

Enhance productivity with an ecosystem of accessories

Whether for work or play, Dell’s ecosystem of accessories enhances the experience of the Venue 8 and offers unrivaled tablet productivity. 

When it is time to take the Venue 8 on-the-go, the Dell Venue 8 Folio provides protection in an elegant frame that enhances the tablet’s sleek design. 

Productivity is also improved on-the-go with the Dell Venue 8 Keyboard Folio, a slim and lightweight wireless keyboard that makes replying to emails or editing documents easier.

The Venue 8 is now available at S$659 with the Dell Venue Folio (casing) and at S$699 with the Dell Venue Keyboard Folio (casing with keyboard).

Thank you Ryden for the above pic!