Dell announces new Venue 8 Pro and Venue 10 Pro Windows 10 tablets with USB Type-C

Dell has announced two new professional-grade tablets. The Venue 8 Pro and Venue 10 Pro 5000 series are designed for use in healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries. Further expanding on the capabilities of solutions offered to business by Dell, these new Windows 10-powered portable devices are specifically tested for deployment in said fields.

The new tablets are powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, as well as Windows 10. Wacom technology has been used for the compatible stylus, while 2x2 Wi-Fi, LTE connectivity and optional NFC ensures there's enough means for wireless communication. Dell has also opted for USB Type-C for ease-of-use. So, what's the difference between the Venue 8 Pro and the Venue 10 Pro?

The former features an 8-inch HD (1280x800) or FHD (1080p) display, while the more advanced Venue 10 Pro has a 10.1-inch FHD (1920x1200) screen with support for a 2-in-1 keyboard to switch between tablet and laptop modes. Dual speakers and microphones are also at hand for easier interaction with Windows 10's personal assistant, Cortana. Then there's the USB Type-C, USB Type A, micoHDMI, microSD and lock slot.

The Venue 8 Pro starts from $299, and the Venue 10 Pro will set purchasers back $429. Availability wasn't detailed, though we've seen reports pointing to November. The company hopes services and management solutions also sold around these tablets will make them more appealing to business customers.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

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