Dell Venue 7, Venue 8 tablets launched in India, prices start at Rs 10,999

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 20 2014, 21:16pm hrs
Dell Venue 7 tabletDell Venue 7 tablet will be priced at Rs 10,999, while the Dell Venue 8 will cost Rs 17,499.
After focusing on enterprise tablets last year, Dell now seems to have shifted focus to affordable consumer tablets. The US computing giant on Monday launched four tablets for the regular consumers as well as the enterprise segment.

The Dell Venue 7 and 8 inch tablets will be aimed at personal use and will run on the Android Jelly Bean operating system. They will be powered by Intel Atom processors. The seven-inch device will come with 16 GB storage while the eight inch model will have 32GB storage options too. Both devices will have HD IPS displays and will offer almost eight hours of battery life. A both devices will have 3G options too soon.

The Venue 7 will be priced Rs 10,999, while the Venue 8 will cost Rs 17,499. the devices will come with 24x7 support, accidental damage coverage and advance exchange warranty. For the enterprise users, Dell has announced a Venue 8 Pro and a larger Venue 11 Pro powered by Intel Core i3 and i5 tablets running the Windows 8.1. these devices will support keyboards and stylus as well as the Intel V-port technology for manageability. These devices will be priced rs 26,499 onwards and will be available from February 2014.

P Krishnakumar, Dell India's executive director and general manager for consumer and small business said the company wants to offer a full range that gives users a choice. "The company hopes to take a leading position in this space," he added.

Intel South Asia Managing Director Debjani ghosh said the tablet is evolving and people are expecting more and this is crucial for a country like India where it could be the first device for computing for many people.