Competition is an integral element of the market. If you are an electronics manufacturer and you want to thrive, you can’t settle for just anything that brings you some income. You have to move forward and try to be better than the others. Otherwise, the cruel world will chew you up and spit you out at the far end of the food chain. With this thought in mind, Dell has just announced the Venue 11 Pro which challenges Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 in terms of size, speed and options.
Dell Venue 11 Pro Windows Tablet / Laptop
At first glance, the new Dell Venue 11 Pro is very similar to Microsoft’s offering. It’s not the appearance that counts most, though, but what is inside and there is quite a lot to boast about. The tablet will be available in several versions, each with a different processor, RAM and storage configuration.
The most basic model is powered by a fast 2GHz Intel Core i3 chip and packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. If you need more storage, you can opt for a 128GB model. Dell will also sell the Venue 11 Pro with even snappier Core i5 chip paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
All variants have 10.8-inch 1920 x 1080 displays, 8-megapixel rear cameras, 2-megapixel sensors on the front, microSD card slots, integrated dual-microphone arrays and speakers. There is also full-sized USB 3.0, micro HDMI ports, NFC and sensor hubs including a gyroscope, G-sensor, and proximity sensor. As for connectivity, the slate offers Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2, Bluetooth 4.0, and the option of an LTE/HSPA+ modem.
The Venue 11 Pro is compatible with a selection of accessories to make work easier and more productive. For example, the Mobile Keyboard has full-sized keys and rechargeable battery that can double the tablet’s battery life, and the Dock can hook up two monitors via HDMI and DisplayPort. The tablet also comes with an active stylus pen and slim keyboard.
The device will be available for pre-order on November 11th and prices will start at $699 for the most basic model with the stylus pen and slim keyboard included.