Dell intros 10.5-inch Venue 10 7000 Android tablet paired with a keyboard that can serve as a notebook
When the first touchscreen devices went on sale quite a long time ago, many experts predicted that such form of interaction would be the future. They weren’t wrong, since today touchscreen panels can be found on a variety of devices. The technology was greatly improved over the years to near perfection; however, no matter how cool it is, there are still many users who prefer to feel actual keys under their fingers when they type. With such users in mind, Dell unveiled the 10.5-inch Venue 10 7000 Android tablet paired with a keyboard that can serve as a notebook.
Dell Venue 10 7000 Android tablet-notebook hybrid
Does the name ring a bell? It should if you follow the news from tablet market. The Dell Venue 10 7000 is a larger variant of the Dell Venue 8 7000 which was introduced in September 2014 and went on sale in early January this year. Both tablets share a number of specs, though there are also some differences.
The latest member of the Venue 7000 family has a 10.5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixel and is powered by the same Intel Atom Z3580 chipset as its smaller brother. The slate also packs 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 8-megapixel camera with RealSense 3D and a 7,000 mAh battery.
What sets the Venue 10 7000 apart from other tablets is a big metal cylinder that runs along one of the longer sides. It houses the battery and stereo speakers, provides firmer grip and slightly props the display, but that’s not all. It also serves as a hinge for an optional keyboard dock which transforms the tablet into a notebook. The backlit keyboard not only allows for faster and more accurate typing but it can also double as stand to use the tablet in tent mode for hands-free viewing.
The tablet will go on sale next month in several markets including the United States, Canada and China. The slate itself will cost $499, however, if you also want the optional keyboard dock you should prepare yourself to fork out another $130, which will work out to a total of $629.