Dell intros new Android-powered Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets

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Among the horde of other devices Dell announced at Computex this year, it's upcoming Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets are obviously what caught our eye here at Greenbot. Expected to land on July 1st, the updated Venues join the ever-growing lineup of budget tablets.

Both the Venue 7 and Venue 8 share similar specifications, but they're not identical devices. The 7-inch Venue comes with a 1280 x 800 display, along with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z3460, 1GB RAM, and 1 megapixel front-facing camera. The slightly more powerful Venue 8 gets a screen resolution bump to 1920 x 1200, faster Intel Atom Z3480 (2.1GHz) processor, 1GB RAM, and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. 

Exact details on the rest of the hardware specifications are muddy. A few outlets are reporting the tablets to have 5 megapixel cameras, as well as Micro SD card slots, where Dell doesn't give up these goods in the official announcement release. 

Priced at $160 and $200, the updated Dell Venue tablets are impressive to say the least. While the lack of RAM may have some a little less interested than the already overpowered tablets available today, getting a 1080p display on the Venue 8 for $200 is enough to get excited for. 

Given the market it's aiming for, Dell isn't without a ton of competition. One of it's closest competitors is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, with the 8 inch version shipping with a 1280 x 800 display and 1.5GB of RAM for $70 more.

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