Dell Unveils Its First Windows 8.1 Tablets

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Dell is going to introduce a pair of tablets running the newest version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system in the coming weeks. One will be mid-size, while the other is going to be a full-size device.

Dell Venue 8 ProBoth the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro will run the regular version of Windows 8.1. Earlier, Dell made a tablet running Windows RT, but the company says it currently has no plans to introduce any more.

Dell Venue 8 Pro

This mid-range and mid-size tablet will have an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 screen. Dell is going to offer an optional stylus, and it and the display will work together thanks to a Synaptics digitizer.

The Venue 8 Pro will be powered by an Intel Atom quad-core “Bay Trail” processor, and is going to include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, and a microSD memory card slot.

Dell Venue 11 ProDell Venue 11 Pro

The full-size model in Dell new Windows lineup is going to sport a 10.8-inch 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) touchscreen that will also have a Synaptics digitizer.

The Venue 11 Pro will be available in a range of configurations. These will include fourth-generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

It will have a USB port, and HDMI video-out port, and a microSD slot.

There will be a number of accessories for this model, including a stylus, a slim travel keyboard, a keyboard with a built-in battery, and a desktop dock with USB 3.0 ports and dual video-out ports.

Price and Availability

The Dell Venue 8 Pro debut on October 18, while the Venue 11 Pro is scheduled be available in November.

They will be competitively priced: the 8-inch model will be $300, and the 11-inch one will be $500.

Dell Venue 11 Pro



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