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Introducing the Dell Venue 8 7000

By Salehuddin Bin Husin - on 10 Mar 2015, 9:33pm

Introducing the Dell Venue 8 7000

The world's thinnest tablet in all its glory.

The worlds thinnest tablet. That's a bold claim to make but Dell has the proof to back it up.

At just 6mm thin, the Dell Venue 8 7000 is almost as thin as a tradepaperback comic. It puts Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact to shame, and that's no mean feat considering how thin and impressive Sony's tablet was.

The Dell Venue 8 7000 comes with Android KitKat 4.4 but is already upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) right now. You just need to connect it online to download the new firmware and you're all set. The tablet is the same one we saw at CES earlier this year but here's a recap of the vital specs.

The Venue 8 7000 has an 8.4 inch WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution) OLED display, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 processor (2.3GHz, 2MB cache) with graphics duties handled by Imagination's PowerVR G6430. It has 16GB of built in storage with microSD card support of up to 512GB capacity.

Dell's new tablet not only can boast being the world's thinnest, it can also claim to be the first tablet to have Intel's RealSense 3D technology contained inside. Comprised of a trio of cameras (dual 720p capable ones and a third with an 8MP sensor), they work together to capture stereoscopic (3D) images. You can't manipulate the images (at least you can't currently, you might be able to in the future) but you could actually use the depth information captured to accurately measure dimensions of objects within the camera view or distances within the scene. Images you take with the RealSense 3D camera come out in JPEG format but is embedded with special algorithms which allow the Dell provisioned Dell Gallery app to interpret measurement of objects within the scene or for the purpose of facial recognition. It doesn't take a genius to see that facial recognition software and security might get a massive boost in the personal computing space if Intel's 3D camera technology is widely adopted.

For a more detailed look at how this technology works on the Dell's new Venue 8 7000 tablet, check out this article.

In the meantime, if we've piqued your interest in getting this tablet, it's retailing for S$659 with the Dell Venue Folio or S$699 with the Dell Venue Keyboard Folio. To check out what the accompanying Dell Venue Folio and Dell Venue Keyboard Folio look like, head to this link.

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