Dell unveils Venue 8 with Intel RealSense Tablet



Dell has announced an 8.4-inch tablet that’s just 6mm thick, making it the skinniest tablet yet – stealing the crown away from the 6.4mm Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and the 6.6mm Samsung Galaxy Tab S. In fact, it’s also slimmer than the newly launched iPhone 6 that’s been hogging the limelight for a while now.

The tablet sports a no-nonsense gunmetal-grey aluminum chassis and an edge-to-edge design. Gizmodo got a hands-on with the device and says there’s space on the left to hold the tablet, which houses speakers and two of the tablet’s four cameras. Four cameras might seem excessive, but Dell claims that the extra cameras give the tablet an understanding of how far away the objects are in your photographs and allow you to manipulate them accordingly. It uses a software called Intel RealSense to do this. Using three cameras, the software can even figure out the distance between any two points in the picture that you pick out. In a sense, it helps you get the Lytro-style image where-in you can adjust the focus after the fact.

The screen flaunts a 2560 x 1600 OLED panel, which will go head-to-head with the Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy S Tab. The high resolution display should render beautiful HD images and text, just as the iPad mini and the S Tab.


This Dell runs Android 4.4 on a quad-core 2.33GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, has Wi-Fi connectivity and 32GB of storage that’s expandable with a microSD card. However, not much has been revealed about the tablet’s battery and whether it will run a modified version of the Android operating system. Dell tablets seldom launch in India, though it might go on sale in some countries during the holiday season.

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