Dell has unveiled a new Chrome OS device that is aimed at the education environment called the Chromebook 11. As the 11 in the name implies, the machine has an 11-inch screen with anti-glare coating and a native resolution of 1366 x 768.
One of the boons of choosing and Intel proc for your manufacturing your Android device is that you get the cool embedded features within the SoC. The Intel Atom processor, for instance, in the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet allows you to get an estimated measurement of items and elements in your picture. This feature was embedded but inactive for the longest time since the new Dell tablet was launched, but has now been activated via a software update.
We wrote about the Dell Venue 8 7000 series tablets a few months back in 2014 (here and here) because of its solid claims to be the world’s thinnest tablet at a slim 6.0mm. Although not the thinnest device by some distance, some slim form factor smartphones won’t even come close to that number, let alone tablets – but Dell has done it, and they’re up for sale now via Best Buy.
We all know that if you work from a tablet and need to do some serious typing, on screen keyboards don’t quite cut it. A lot of tablet users prefer Bluetooth keyboards that can be connected to the tablet like a case. Rumors have been swirling about the Dell Venue 10 tablet for a while and a new keyboard has crossed the FCC that appears to be for that tablet.
Dell is touting the Venue 8 7000 series as the world’s thinnest tablet, and it might just hold that title at the moment at a razor thin profile of 6.0mm. For comparison, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact comes in at around 6.4mm and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is at around 6.6mm. For a tablet that features multiple back cameras and an 8.4-inch OLED screen, this is indeed quite thin.
Dell has unveiled a new tablet called the Dell Venue 8 7000 series that is being shown off at IDF 2014. The new tablet is very thin; in fact, Dell claims that it is the world's thinnest tablet at 6mm thick. That is very thin indeed for a tablet with an 8.4-inch screen.
There are plenty of devices on the market like the Chromecast that are designed to toss the content you watch on your smartphone or tablet to the big screen in your living room for a larger image. Dell has stepped into the market with a new product called Dell Cast that is aimed at the business user.
In February, Google announced the “Chromebox for Meetings” initiative as Google wanted to expand its considerable market reach into the enterprise space. Dell – a global leader in enterprise computers and devices – has taken up the cause with its new Dell Chromebox for Meetings.
Dell has unveiled a pair of Android tablets this morning. The new models are the Venue 7 and Venue 8 which are, as the names would suggest -- 7 and 8-inch tablets. The former is HD at 1280 x 800 and the latter is Full HD at 1920 x 1200. Both will be launching with Kit Kat and powered by the Intel Merrifield platform.
Microsoft has announced they’ll enter a patent licensing deal with Dell. The specifics were not disclosed, but the deal will let both companies “license each company’s applicable intellectual property related to Android and Chrome OS devices”. The deal could also see Microsoft licensing their Xbox IP to Dell for a console.