If there is one thing Google’s Android Operating System has taught us, it is that tablets can be made cheap and still performs and that belief is further back by the constant bombardment of affordable models delivered by manufacturers big and small. We are being very pampered at this point and then comes along DELL Venue 10 7000 which “defies” that convention with a $499 slate, and that’s for the basic tablet, mind you. If you want to get all fancy and it to be a convertible, then you are looking at a cool $629 which will include the optional full-size detachable keyboard. And let’s keep in mind it is still an Android tablet at its very heart, though we can’t deny it is quite a looker too. But look shouldn’t cost a significant premium, right?
For the premium sticker, you can expected to be greeted with features like a 10.5-inch OLED touting 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB RAM, up to 32GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 8MP Intel RealSense snapshot depth camera, 2MP front-facing camera, front-facing stereo speakers with MaxxAudio Waves tuning, a 7,000 mAh battery pack, plus the usual connectivity expect of any mobile devices, like 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, as well as Miracast support. The Venue 10 7000 will come preloaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop, as well as Android for Work, which separates business apps from personal apps so this one device could be use for both work and play. That’s a nice touch, because that’s what people do these days: mixing work and play. The only question is: will your company willing to let you have it?