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Dell announces Android and Windows based Venue tablets

Dell recently revived the ill-fated Venue brand for their tablets. Today, the company has launched four new tablets under the Venue brand, two of which run Android and the other two Windows 8.

The Android based Venue 7 and Venue 8 are basic budget tablets, with each having a 1280×800 resolution IPS LCD and Intel Atom Z2580 SoC with 2GHz dual-core CPU. The Venue 7 will have 16GB internal memory and the Venue 8 (pictured above) will have a choice between 16 and 32, with both models having a microSD card slot.

The Venue 7 and Venue 8 will have Android 4.2.2 at launch and are said to be upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat. They will be available in 4G and Wi-Fi-only configurations from October 18, starting at $150 for the Venue 7 and $180 for the Venue 8.

As for the Windows models, The Venue 8 Pro has an 8-inch, 1280×800 resolution IPS display, Intel quad-core Atom “Bay Trail” processor, 32/64GB storage space with microSD card slot and Windows 8.1. The Venue 8 Pro will be priced at $300 when it releases in October 18.

Lastly, there is the flagship Venue 11 Pro, which competes with the Microsoft Surface Pro. It’s a 11-inch tablet with a 1920×1080 resolution display, Intel Atom “Bay Trail” processor with optional Intel Core i3 or i5 “Haswell” processor, 2GB RAM (supports up to 8GB), 32GB storage space (expandable up to 256GB), USB 3.0 port, 11 hour battery life and runs Windows 8.1.

You can get it with an optional soft keyboard cover, a keyboard dock or a docking station with additional ports. The keyboard dock also has its own built-in battery for extended battery life.

The Venue 11 Pro will go on sale on November 7 starting at $500.

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