Introducing Dell Venue 8

Dell recently launched the world thinnest tablet, the Dell Venue 8 to the Dell family lineup. I was at the Dell event to watch the launch of the Dell Venue 8 in Singapore and had my hands on the thinnest tablet in the world. At just 6mm thick, it was really thin, the feel and built of the Dell Venue 8 was pretty impressive and sturdy. We were also introduced to the features of the Dell Venue 8, the interesting features and things that it could do. The dimensions of the Dell Venue 8 wasn’t too big and it was comfortable holding it on my palm.

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The Dell Venue 8 is the first tablet to integrate the Intel RealSense SnapShot Depth Camera, it’s a very interesting feature that is built into the Dell Venue 8 and it does make mobile phone photography more interesting. More information can be found in the press release information further down the article.

Let me share with you more information about the Dell Venue 8 from the media press release –

Pushing the boundaries of design

Taking razor thin to a new level, the Venue 8 is the world’s thinnest tablet at 6mm. The tablet has an anodized aluminum finish which gives it a sleek and premium look. It also features the best tablet display available today, a stunning 8.4-inch OLED infinity edge-to-edge display that provides sharper viewing from all angles. The tablet’s vivid 2560 x 1600 resolution delivers crystal clear images that enables users to immerse themselves in their photos and videos.

Based on Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” OS, the Venue 8 drives performance with the latest Intel® AtomTM processor Z3500 series, 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.

“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. 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.

One of the most exciting and innovative devices Dell has ever produced, it is fitting that the Venue 8 is recognized as a 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Innovation Honore.

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

* Information and details courtesy of Dell Singapore an Cohn & Wolfe XPR *

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