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Dell Venue 8 Pro and 10 Pro updated: now with Cherry Trail, Wacom ES and USB-C

Scritto da Giacomo Fumagalli. Pubblicato in News, News and Articles, Uncategorized

Dell updates its consumer-oriented Tablet PCs with the launch of the Cherry Trail upgrade of Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 and Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000. Included in both tablets is a USB-C port and Wacom Active ES digitizer.

Dell introduced, with a post on its official blog “Direct to Dell”, a couple of new, upgraded Dell Venue tablets. Quickly revealed in the past weeks by the German website Giga, the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 10 Pro with Intel Atom x5 “Cherry Trail” CPU are now official.

Compared with the old Bay Trail model launched with Windows 8 in late 2012 (it was the first Tablet PC with Synaptics digitizer), the new Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 series Tablet PC uses the new Intel Atom x5-Z8500 quad-core CPU, that offers a significative boost in performance and battery life. The 16:10, 8-inch display is now available with 1280×800 or 1920×1200 resolution and Wacom Active ES digitizer (1024 levels of pressure), while the microUSB 2.0 port is upgraded to USB Type-C for better performance and a new docking station that will be available in 2016. From the wireless connectivity point of view, the new Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 offers 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and optional NFC and 4G/LTE WWAN.

Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000

The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 datasheet shows:

  • Quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 CPU
  • Intel HD GPU
  • Up to 4 GB of RAM
  • Up to 128 GB eMMC disk drive
  • 8-inch  IPS display (1280×800 or 1920×1200)
  • Wacom Active ES digitizer
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, optional NFC
  • WWAN 4G LTE/HSPA+ (optional)
  • USB Type-C, microSD, microSIM
  • Miracast support
  • Dimensions: 130 x 216 x 8,95 mm
  • Weight: < 400 grams

Compared with the first-generation Dell Venue 10 Pro launched in March (it was the first Dell Tablet with Wacom Active ES digitizer) the new Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000 series Tablet PC uses the new Intel Atom x5 CPU and a 1920×1200 (no low-resolution options here) 400 nits display with Wacom Active ES digitizer. The larger hull allows the presence of multiple ports, including USB Type-C and Type-A, microHDMI, 3.5 mm audio jack and microSD card reader; the WiFi supports 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 standards while NFC and 4G/LTE (Gobi) WWAN are optional.

Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000

The Dell Venue 10 Pro 5855 datasheet shows:

  • Quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 CPU
  • Intel HD GPU
  • Up to 4 GB of RAM
  • Up to 128 GB eMMC disk drive
  • 10.1-inch  IPS display (1920×1200), 400 nits
  • Wacom Active ES digitizer
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, optional NFC
  • WWAN 4G LTE/HSPA+ (optional)
  • USB Type-C, USB Type-A, microHDMI, microSD, microSIM
  • 2.0 and 8.0 MP webcams
  • Miracast support
  • 32 WHr battery
  • Dimensions: 262,6 x 175,8 x 9,85 mm (tablet only)
  • Weight: 662 gr (1268 gr with keyboard)

Each deliver MIL-STD testing for real-life conditions and a high-quality plastic hull; Dell professional-oriented security software will be available on selected models. The Venue 8 Pro will be available in the United States and Canada with a starting price of USD 299, while the Venue 10 Pro will have a starting price of USD 429 (keyboard included).

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Giacomo Fumagalli

Giacomo Fumagalli

Italian psychologist from Milan, since 2007 Giacomo uses only Windows-based Tablet PCs (current devices: HP EliteBook 2760p, Fujitsu Stylistic Q704 Waterproof and HP Stream 7). Creator of the newsblog "il Tablet PC Italico", in 2010 he became the Content Manager of "Tablet PC Italia", and later the owner. He lives with psychology, Tablet PCs and many other things; he loves to cook, cats and curly girls.

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