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Grow Your Business Technology

Dell Venue 8 7000: Is It Good for Business?

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Credit: Dell

Looking for a new tablet for your business? If portability and power are on your list of must-haves, check out the new Dell Venue 8 7000.

After unveiling the device in September of last year, Dell showed off the new Dell Venue 8 7000 at CES last week. This Android-powered device takes the cake among ultrathin tablets. Featuring a stunning 8.4-inch (213.4 millimeters) display, a powerful processor and 3D imaging, the Dell Venue 7000 is a premium tablet at an affordable, small-business–friendly price.

Here's what the new Dell Venue 8 7000 has to offer and why it makes an excellent choice for your next business tablet. [Best Tablets for Business 2015 (and Why We Love Them)]

Design and display

Measuring less than a quarter of an inch (6 mm) in depth, the Dell Venue 8 7000 is one of the thinnest tablets available to business users. It packs an 8.4-inch and 2,560 x 1,600 OLED edge-to-edge infinity display into a nearly bezel-less 8.5 x 4.9-inch (124.4 mm x 215.8 mm) body for maximum screen real estate without the bulk.

For comparison, the iPad Air measures 9.4 x 6.6 x .29 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm), making it slightly thicker and bigger than the Dell Venue 8 7000.

Power and performance

Running on the 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom "Moorefield" CPU and 2 GB of RAM, the Dell 8 7000 is powerful and fast. This means it can keep up with even the most intense business users and the most demanding business apps.

The device ships with Android 4.4 KitKat, but will soon get the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update. This will include the best of what Android has to offer business users, such as the smoother, more intuitive Material Design user interface, desktop-class performance, better security, improved network connectivity and more.

The device falls short when it comes to storage, however. It only comes with 16 GB of internal space, but it does ship with a MicroSD slot, which expands storage up to a whopping 512 GB.

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is also the first device to feature the new Intel RealSense Depth Snapshot camera, giving you a wide range of imaging and editing capabilities. This includes 3D scanning, gestures and facial recognition, and high-definition depth mapping, which lets you refocus any part of a picture, filter colors, take real-world measurements (for instance, your height or the length of an object in the picture).

Cost and availability

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is now available at Dell.com starting at $399.

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Sara Angeles

Sara is a tech writer with a background in business and marketing. After graduating from UC Irvine, she worked as a copywriter and blogger for nonprofit organizations, tech labs and lifestyle companies. She started freelancing in 2009 and joined Business News Daily in 2013. Follow Sara Angeles on Twitter @sara_angeles.

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