Small businesses in search of inexpensive tablets now have even more options. Just a few weeks after Microsoft introduced a new crop of surface devices, Dell has announced its own. Dell’s new Venue tablets will also offer the option of a Windows operating system, but there are also Android models available.
In an official release the company explained:
The Dell Venue line of tablets is comprised of four new ultrathin models designed to address the changing way people live and work today…Dell Venue tablets are designed to give people on-the-go a wide-selection of sizes and options to meet their varying needs.
Here’s a quick overview of some of the new Dell devices:
What the New Dell Venue Tablets Have to Offer
The largest of the four new devices is the Venue 11 Pro running Windows 8.1. Dell says the tablet can double as a laptop with an optional detachable keyboard. The 11-inch device features full HD resolution display. Keyboard options include either a slim set of keys that can double as a cover for the screen or a more rigid full-size keyboard that you’d expect in a more traditional laptop.
Dell says the Venue 11 Pro also has an optional Active Stylus and detachable and replaceable battery and will start at $499.99.
Other tablets include:
- The 8-inch Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1, also with optional Active Stylus and keyboards for $299.99,
- The Venue 7, a 7-inch Android tablet starting at $149.99, and
- The Venue 8, an 8-inch Android tablet with slightly higher starting price at $179.99.
The Venue 7, Venue 8 and Venue 8 Pro models will be available at Dell.com in the U.S. and select countries beginning tomorrow. Dell says the Venue 11 Pro will be available sometime in November.
That’s a wise move. With this, you are no longer keeping your customers to one platform. No matter what they are looking for, Dell has a new tablet that can satisfy them.
New tablets in the market means more choices for the consumers to select and purchase with lower competitive prices. This is a win-win situation for all.
This is much more aligned with what I was hoping that Microsoft and Dell would offer for Win8 Tablets. The Samsung line was weak in my opinion and the surface isn’t too bad but a RT tablet at $349 is way overpriced. This seems like a much better deal.