Many expect Dell to hit bottom when sales of personal computers declined over the year. Dell continues to work and prove otherwise. The company has also joined other manufacturers in taking advantage of the mobile platform. As the market continues to shift towards mobile, Dell's efforts also evolve and expand. Can the PC maker thrive in this niche?
Just recently, Dell released four new slates: the Dell Venue 7, Venue 8, Venue 8 Pro, and the Venue 11 Pro. Dell Venue 7 and 8 run on Android whereas 8 Pro and 11 Pro run on Windows.
So far, the tablets received positive response. They sport great looks and boast a number of excellent features. Some sources say, these may put Dell back on the tech map.
"Dell appears to have its innovative mojo back," President of Creative Strategies, Tim Bajarin explained.
"These new products clearly emphasize Dell's commitment to create innovative mobile solutions for businesses and consumers and I believe represent some of the best products they have made in many years."
Comparing Dell's Venue Pro with similar products on the market should tell whether the company has got its mojo back.
Display and Dimension
Dell Venue 11 Pro features a 10.8 inch IPS Display with FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution with 10-pt capacitive touch. Kindle Fire HDX, on the other hand, sports an 8.9″ display plus 2560×1600 resolution. It also has an impressive pixel density at 339 ppi. This is 100 percent sRGB for ideal color display. Lastly, the iPad with Retina Display comes withon a 9.7‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology. This comes with 2048 x1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) and Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
The dimensions of the devices are as follows:
- Dell Venue 11 Pro: Height 280mm x Width 177mm x Depth 10.2mm - 15.4mm (based on model), Weight starts at 726g
- Kindle Fire HDX: Height 231 X Width 158 X Depth 7.8mm, Weight WiFi 374 grams, 4G 384 grams
- iPad with Retina Display: 9.5" x 7.31" x 0.37", 1.44 lbs for the WiFi only version and 1.46 lbs for the WiFi + Cellular version.
Dell offers a number of options for its Venue 11 Pro processor. Options include Intel Atom processor Z3770 (2MB Cache, up to 2.4GHz Quad-Core), Intel Core i3 4020Y processor (3MB Cache, 1.5 GHz Dual -Core), Intel Pentium 3560Y processor (2MB Cache, 1.2 GHz Dual -Core), Intel Core i5 4210Y processor (3MB Cache, 1.5 GHz Dual -Core) and Intel Core i5 4300Y processor (3MB Cache, 1.6 GHz Dual -Core).
Kindle Fire HDX packs on a Quad-Core 2.2 GHz whereas iPad uses Dual-core A6X with quad-core graphics.
Dell Venue 11 Pro storage options are: 32/64/128/256GB, 2GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory, 4GB or 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory. Kindle Fire offers 16/32/64GB and 2GB of RAM. iPad has 16/32/64/128GB.
So far Dell does fairly well when pitted against other similar products. The company will have to come up with more innovative devices to make sure it stays afloat the tough competition.
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