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Dell Venue 7

Specifications

Dell Venue 7Notebook: Dell Venue 7 (Venue Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3460
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6400
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.295kg
Average Score: 71.82% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 67%, features: 49%, display: 71% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Dell Venue 7

83% Dell Venue 7 LTE Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Light-shunning LTE slate. Dell launches a balanced, 7-inch tablet that is based on a current Atom processor from the Merrifield generation and Google's Android 4.4 KitKat, dubbed Venue 7 LTE, on the market. Its brightness and speakers are the biggest points of criticism. However, it does a good job otherwise.
80% Dell Venue 7
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $160, the Dell Venue 7 offers solid performance and audio, a bright display and strong battery life, making it an excellent option for those looking for an affordable 7-inch Android tablet. The $150 ASUS MeMO Pad 7 is more powerful and has a slick Zen UI interface, but it doesn't last as long on a charge. You can't go wrong with either 7-inch tablet, but when it comes to endurance, the Venue 7 gets the edge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Venue 7 and 8 review: Average Android tablets at a below average price
Source: Greenbot English
I’d suggest the 8-inch version of the Dell Venue over its 7-inch counterpart solely for the bump in the screen resolution and very slight upgrade in the front-facing camera. In either case, both tablets still give you bang for your buck, especially considering the poor performance of other sub-$200 tablets. Dell’s latest tablets are as solid as the low-end Android tablet market allows them to be. If you’re looking into a tablet with a low price tag, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not looking into Dell’s update Venue lineup.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014
60% Review: Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8, Android tablets with Intel inside
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are similar with only minor hardware differences. They run as expected once the Android updates are installed out of the box. Other than the strange display flashing in the Chrome browser, everything works as expected with the Atom processor. There are occasional stutters in performance, but these are not a deal killer. It is reminiscent of Android tablets in the early stages. It feels like Google needs to do some additional work on Android for Intel hardware.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8 review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Venue 7 could have been a fantastic low-cost tablet. It costs just over half of what the similarly sized Google Nexus 7 (2013) does, making it a serious budget alternative. One significant advantage it has over the Nexus is its microSD card slot. It's also small and light enough to toss in a bag just in case it's ever needed. Unfortunately, the awful screen makes it hard for us to imagine ever using this tablet for reading or watching videos, which are two major use cases for smaller tablets. We don't mind the low resolution, but it's the visible grid pattern that really distracts us.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Dell Venue 7
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Venue 7 is an average tablet with an average display and average performance. It's a good buy if all you need is an Android tablet for basic apps, but other options exist. The $129 Nook HD$114.00 at Amazon has a higher-resolution display, though it won't play all the media files the Venue 7 will. The Venue 7 edges out both the HD 7$166.95 at Office Depot and Sero 7$129.00 at Walmart, but barely. If a tablet like the Nexus 7 is out of your price range, the Dell Venue 7 is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell Venue 7 Tablet Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Venue 7 is a very affordable Android tablet that does a decent job but just has enough small items that make it just an average tablet. It is nice to see that it has a decent level of quality considering its very low price tag and it is easy to expand storage with the microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Venue 7 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $149 Dell Venue 7 provides a solid Android experience for an aggressive price. The lightweight tablet holds up well for gaming and video streaming, and the included PocketCloud app adds a nice dash of productivity. We also like the soft-touch back. However, this Intel-powered device offers mixed performance, and it doesn't last as long on a charge as top competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

76% Dell Venue 7
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 63% mobility: 84% workmanship: 88%
87% Alternative zum Google Nexus 7
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 85%
Günstige Nexus 7-Alternative?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2014
71% Recenzja tabletów Dell Venue 7 (3740) i Venue 8 (3840)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 40% display: 75% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85%
83% Recenzja tabletu Dell Venue 7
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
Простота по-американски. Обзор планшета Dell Venue 7 3730
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good display; rugged design; excellent GPS; balanced performance. Negative: Poor camera; lack of memory for installing bulky applications; poor speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2014
Dell Venue 7 – Снова В Деле
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: High-quality display; good workmanship; quite powerful energy-efficient processor; good autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2014
Обзор планшета Dell Venue 7 WiFi: поезд уже ушел, а на него еще запрыгивают
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Good battery life; excellent performance; good design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2014

Comment

Model:

The Dell Venue 7 tablet is directly competing with other inexpensive budget tablets like the Nexus 7, Nook HD and Kindle Fire HD 7. For those looking for a normal Android experience, this device is a decent option.

The 7-inch display offers a 1280 x 800 native resolution, which is not that great, but it might not look too bad on a 7-inch display. Its IPS technology gives good viewing angles and solid colors. The Dell is equipped with a 3 MP rear camera and VGA front camera, which doesn't do much except taking standard photos. It would have been better if the front camera was 3 MP for higher video call quality.

The tablet is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2580 processor, an older model and 2 GB of RAM. That is good enough for web browsing and some multitasking. A solid 3D game will push it to its limits; newer, hungrier games will slow down the device.

The Venue 7 features 16 GB of internal storage and supports up to 64 GB of expandable storage. There is nothing spectacular about the Dell Venue 7. If going a little above the Dell Venue 7 is out of the question, this a solid device for running simple apps, web browsing and media playback.

Imagination PowerVR G6400: Multicore (4 cluster) graphics core with support for OpenGL ES 3.0 and DirectX 10.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z3460: Dual-core SoC for smartphones and tablets. Clocked at up to 1.6 GHz and integrates a DirectX-11-capable PowerVR/IMG GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.295 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


71.82%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» Dell Venue 8-3840
Atom Z3480, 8.0", 0.338 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus Foneрad 7-FE375CXG
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3530
» HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra
Mali-T628 MP6, Kirin 925
» Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572C
, Atom Z3560
» Lenovo Tab A7-50
Mali-400 MP2, unknown
» Prestigio Multipad Ranger 7.0 3G
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210
» Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G
» Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3560
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook
unknown, unknown
» Acer Iconia A1-713
unknown, unknown
» Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
SGX544, unknown
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730HD
SGX544MP2, Atom Z2560
» LG G Pad 7.0
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA1088
» Lenovo IdeaTab A7-40-A3500-FL
Mali-400 MP, unknown
» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Asus MeMo Pad 7 ME176CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745
» MSI Primo 76
Mali-400 MP2, unknown
» Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745
» Medion LifeTab E7315-MD98619
unknown, unknown
» Huawei MediaPad X1
Mali-450 MP4, Kirin 910
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730
SGX544MP2, Atom Z2560
» Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4302Y
» HP Slate 7 HD
unknown, PXA986
» Gigabyte Tegra Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
SGX544, Atom Z2420
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-19 (Update: 2013-11-19)