Updated Dell Venue 7 and 8 now available in the US
Back in early June, Dell unveiled the refreshed Venue tablets loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat and powered by the new Intel Merrifield chips. Now both slates can be purchased by US customers via Dell's own online store.
According to the official blog post that reveals their availability, "The new Android-based tablets feature a thinner, lighter design with an attractive, easy-grip textured back, ideal for carrying on planes, trains and automobiles."
The smaller Dell Venue 7 starts at $159.99 USD and has 16 GB of internal storage, 1 GB LPDDR3 memory and is powered by a Intel Atom Z3460 processor. Its 7-inch capacitive IPS display has 1,280X800 pixels and multi-touch capabilities. This slate can be purchased together with a case and the Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker for $229.98 USD.
The 8-inch Dell Venue 8 has a Intel Atom Z3480 under the hood, next to 1 GB of memory and 16 GB of storage. The IPS display has 1,920X1,200 pixels resolution and supports stylus control next to multi-touch. The tablet alone sells for $199.99 USD, while a bundle that also includes a folio case and stylus is currently available for $234.38 USD.
Both slates come with Android 4.4 KitKat and are available in black or red (red variants cost $20 USD more).