It’s easy to be cynical of whatever it is that Apple is trying to sell these days. Overpriced smartphones and watches do seem like typical Apple products designed for the gullible. So if you’re specifically looking for the best Android tablet, your search is over with the Dell Venue 8 7000.
Specs and Features
The Dell Venue 8 7000 has 4 models to choose from, ranging from the basic 16 GB model to the 32 GB model that costs $50 more. You can also get a 16 GB model with a wireless keyboard and case if you don’t need the extra storage space.
It comes with the Intel Atom Processor Z3580 which can match up to a 2.3GHz Quad Core, and uses the Android Lollipop 5.0.2 OS. You have 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, and an Intel HD Graphics video card to go with the 8.4-inch display with 2560 by 1600 resolution, along with 10-point capacitive touch.
It measures 8.5 by 4.88 inches, and it’s only 0.24 inches thick. It also weighs a paltry 0.67 pounds. In the rear it has an 8MP camera, and with a 2MP camera at the front.
Pros and Cons
The impressive design aesthetic of the Dell Venue 8 7000 will probably catch your eye, as its thin aluminum body is a thing of beauty. Its lightweight and its design is also easy enough to hold.
When you use it, you’re going to be impressed with its fast performance. Whether you play a video game or a video, or just surf the Internet, it can handle the task perfectly. In addition, it can do it for longer than the average tablet. You can surf the Internet for almost 10 hours straight before you’ll need to recharge the battery.
And when you do use it, you’re going to be gobsmacked by its fabulous screen. The colors are deep and sharp, and you’ll find it hard to get such impressive screen features anywhere else. It displays twice the colors compared to the tablet average, and its high contrast enables you to appreciate its brightness even outdoors.
It’s not perfect though. The speakers can use a little more improvement with the percussive sounds, and even with the Waves Maxx audio software the drums don’t sound much better. Moreover, the camera gives you merely passable photos. There’s supposed to be a measurement feature, but it’s still inaccurate.
In the end, what you have with the Dell Venue 8 7000 is a high end tablet that offers a truly gorgeous screen and a cool design, and with a long battery life for you to enjoy. The camera does offer a lot of possibilities, but as of now it falls short of our expectations. Then again with its quick performance, you’ll be able to go about your business with no unnecessary delay, so you may as well hurry and buy it if you’re determined to avoid Apple products at all costs.