Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet prices slashed by $200

by: Robert TriggsMarch 3, 2016


Early last year, Dell began selling its range of high-end Venue 8 7000 tablets, but despite boasting some very unique features, they were on the more expensive side of the market. That is not the case right now though, as Dell has lopped a huge $200 off the cost of its 16GB and 32GB models.

The tablet has a number of features working in its favour, including a very nice looking 8.4-inch OLED display with a crisp 2560×1600 resolution. The handset is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 processor with a PowerVR G6430 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a large 5,900mAh battery.

The processor isn’t the only Intel technology inside though. The tablet also boasts Intel RealSense cameras on the back, making it a very unique model. RealSense features an 8 megapixel rear camera and two accompanying camera sensors to interpret depth information for adjustable focus and to track human motion. The tablet also boasts a very slim case with minimal bezels, which prevents the tablet from feeling at all bulky.

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The 16GB version used to cost $399 but can now be bought for half its usual price at just $199. The same discount has been applied to the 32GB storage model too, dropping its price from $449 to $249. You can also grab a wireless keyboard and case bundle from Dell’s official website for just $50 extra.

If you don’t fancy picking up your tablet from Dell, Amazon is also selling both the 16GB and 32GB models at the same discounted prices, and other retailers should follow suit shortly.

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  • s2weden2000

    that’s right!

  • AvalancheRyder

    Needs more bezel. Not sure about Dell’s commitment to software upgrades either. I think it took 6 months for Lollipop to hit this device despite being near stock android. I don’t know why anyone would purchase this instead of the Nvidia Shield K1 at the same price.

    • Joseph Nadzan

      Screen Resolution

  • nebulaoperator

    Dont forget to say most important thing about nearly non-existing software update road map.

  • Roberto Tomás

    this is a pretty good tablet in search for a use-case. It is modestly powerful (about half as powerful as cherry trail 8700 .. bout 40% as powerful as a full m3 6y30 —the m7’s that cost an extra several hundred dollars have little better performance.. maybe 20% faster) — but it has smallish ram and non-SSD storage, like many bargain tablets so it isn’t really suitable as a work device. nor pen input to use as a drafting device.

    It also doesn’t have an IR blaster to use as a couch surfer. If you dont have a tablet at all, then I guess it is a good around-the-house tablet. :)

  • Robert Mahon

    Got one of these cheaper ones 2 weeks ago. And… Screen IS stunning. Sound is decent too. Speed is a bit odd. Has strange slowdowns/stutters that even my 2 year old cheap tablet runs faster more consistently. Wifi is also show, only getting 1 or 2 bars next to to the router when the other phones/tablets are at full power. OS support is typical Dell, near to non existent, and not being that popular a device, there’s no custom Roms. For some reason, the stage fright fix wants to download/install everything but causes an error if I try. So I guess any chance of 6.0/other fixes is nonexistent. But for media consumption (not gaming because of the odd stuttering and lag) it’ll suffice.

  • Ron Harris

    I have learned my lesson, if you care about function and performance, if it does not say Nexus (or Pixel C now) I don’t buy it. The only exception is a media only tablet. Sure this has a great resolution but are the videos your watching going to be anywhere near that resolution? Probably not. Spend the extra 200 and get the Pixel C, the tablet will last a few more years and get not only Android updates but monthly security updates as well. Well worth the $200 upgrade.