Core M powers Dell's new Venue 11 Pro tablet

— 9:14 AM on November 5, 2014

Dell has announced an update to its Venue 11 Pro 7000-series tablet. The new version of the 10.8" device is powered by Intel's Core M processor, and it features the same 1080p screen resolution along with a 15% thinner chassis, fanless cooling, and longer battery life—not to mention a lower starting price.

According to Dell, you'll be able to pick up the new-and-improved Venue 11 Pro for just $699.99 when it becomes available on November 11. That's down from the $799.99 entry price tied to the curent-gen slate, which is powered by a Core i3-4020Y processor.

The official spec sheet says the updated Venue will feature 4-8GB of RAM, 64-256GB of solid-state storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two-megapixel front and eight-megapixel rear cameras, and a 38-Wh lithium-ion battery. The weight will be 1.62 lbs, and the thickness will be 0.42". Like its predecessor, the new Venue 11 Pro will also be available with a Surface-style slim keyboard or a Transformer-style keyboard dock.

The Core M-based Venue 11 Pro mated to its keyboard dock. Source: Dell.

Engadget got some hands-on time with the device and managed to glean a few more details. Apparently, battery life will be 10 hours, and users will be able to double that with the keyboard pictured above, which will have another 10-hour battery built in. That's pretty impressive for a $700 Windows PC, especially given how slim and relatively light it is. The keyboard dock will be sold separately, though.

Like what we're doing? Pay what you want to support TR and get nifty extra features.
Top contributors
1. BIF - $340 2. Ryu Connor - $250 3. mbutrovich - $250
4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200 5. End User - $150 6. Captain Ned - $100
7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100 8. Bill Door - $100 9. ericfulmer - $100
10. dkanter - $100
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
View options

This discussion is now closed.