Dell launches Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets in India

At a press event in New Delhi today, Dell India announced the launch of its latest family of tablets – Dell Venue – in India. Apart from a couple of Android tablets in the family, the company also launched two Windows-based tablets, the Venue 8 Pro and the Venue 11 Pro.

Dell aims to target the increasingly evolving and mobile workforce, especially in the age of trends like BYOD (Bring-your-own-device). According to the company, the Windows 8.1 based Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets offer a mix of design, performance, and responsiveness. Both the tablets are backed by Dell Advanced Exchange Warranty for "seamless and hassle-free troubleshooting."

Dell Venue 8 Pro & Venue 11 Pro

Powered by the Intel Atom Quad-core processor, the Venue 8 Pro is the thinnest 8-inch Windows 8.1-based tablet available, with advanced connectivity options and long battery life. The Dell Venue 8 Pro also keeps your work entirely secure with firmware TPM and Dell Data Protection & Encryption Security Tools, available for every model.

The Venue 11 Pro offers ultimate 2-in-1 flexibility, with the power of an Ultrabook. The Windows 8.1 tablet features a large, high-resolution 10.8-inch full HD IPS display, with 4th Generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and Intel vPro for manageability. The Venue 11 Pro also comes with a swappable battery, and snaps into full-sized keyboards or desktop dock options for a desktop-like experience.

“Today, anywhere, anytime information access is the need of every user – for both professional as well as personal purposes. With the launch of this family of tablets, Dell sustains its endeavor to deliver superior technology and innovative mobility solutions to users, keeping in mind their individual needs. The Venue family completes our end-to-end device range, in addition to our exhaustive range of laptops, desktops, ultrabooks, All-in-ones and workstations.”- Alok Ohrie, President & Managing Director, Dell India

Dell Venue 8 Pro & Venue 11 Pro

The Dell Venue 8 Pro would be available sometime in February 2014 at a starting price of INR 26,499 while the availability and pricing for Dell Venue 11 Pro hasn’t announced yet. Would you like to pick either of these or the Acer Iconia W4 tablet which was launched in India a couple of months back?

Abhishek Baxi