Dell Venue 10-7040
Reviews for the Dell Venue 10-7040
Source: PC Perspective
Bottom line, if I was reviewing the Venue 10 7000 strictly for its hardware and design, it would achieve our highest award status. As delivered however it is a flawed product due to the relatively poor battery life, underwhelming SoC performance from the Atom Z3580, and of course the mixed experience of Android as a tablet OS. Still, there's enough good to warrant a recommendation, though I highly recommend a demo first if you aren't sold on the Android tablet experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2015
When I reviewed the Venue 8, my main point of comparison was the Google Nexus 9. While the iPad Air and iPad Mini 3 should also be considered, for someone who really wants an Android device the Nexus 9 was the clear alternative. I ultimately concluded that the Nexus 9 was a better device for your money, even if the build quality was not near as good as the Venue 8.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2015
Model: The Dell Venue 10 is a tablet which has a detachable keyboard, which makes it a productive 2 in 1 device. This tablet uses an Intel Atom quad core processor with a maximum burst frequency of 2.33 GHz and 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, which give this tablet a laptop like performance. This Dell Venue runs on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system. Its 10.5 inch touchscreen has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. There are 2 cameras, an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera.
There are 16 GB internal storage and a microSD slot, which supports up to 512 GB. The weight of this tablet is 597 g and the detachable keyboard weighs 466 g. According to Dell, the 7000 mAh battery should last 7 hours. This tablet has a robust build. The thin chassis with slightly rounded edges is mostly made from plastic. The tablet is fairly thin with 6.2 mm at its thinnest point. However, the barrel hinge, which connects to the detachable keyboard makes it a lot thicker at the opposite end. Overall, the Dell Venue 10-7040 is an affordable 2 in 1 device for users who seek for portability and flexibility of use.
Imagination PowerVR G6430: Multi core (4 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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).
Z3580: Quad-core SoC for smartphones and tablets. Clocked at up to 2.33 GHz and integrates a DirectX-11-capable PowerVR/IMG GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
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