At just 6 millimetre thick, it has an incredibly small bezel, 2560x1600 OLED 8.4 inch screen, along with an Intel RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera.
It comes with an Intel Atom Z3580 processor clocked up to 2.3GHz, Android 4.4 Kit Kat, 2GB LP DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics powered by Imagination PowerVR G6430, Intel 7260 1x1ac 802.11 ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Front 2-megapixel camera and a rear 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of eMMC storage. Dell was smart to include a microSD card reader capable of supporting SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards up to 512GB. The tablet sells for $399 and measures .24" (6mm) x 4.88" (124.4mm) x 8.50" (215.8mm).
In the US, Best Buy has them in stock for roughly two weeks now and we had a chance to check one of them. We were lucky enough to have an internet connection and try a few websites and the general performance but we didn’t had the time to install Google Play applications and give this one hands-on preview with some benchmarks.
The display is gorgeous to read and look and the RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera is supposed to tell you the depth of picture as well as provide the ability to measure the pictured objects. We needed more time to really test the RealSense camera but, we did open a few website and swapped between applications.
The Dell Venue 8 7840 worked well, but it was not as snappy as some other Android tablets based on Qualcomm or Nvidia chips we had a chance to. This might be a limitation of Android 4.4.4, but again, some Tegra and Snapdragon based tablets with Android 4.4 are snappier. Dell is proud of this tablet, but the happy man at the picture Hermann Eul Vice President General Manager, Mobile and Communications Group promised us that we will see this tablet in late 2014. The reality was that Intel and Dell managed to ship it slightly later, in the first days of January 2015.
This is a nice tablet, but at $399 it is not the cheapest one around.