Dell Venue 8 7000: World’s Thinnest Tablet With Intel’s RealSense Depth Sensing Camera

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Dell Venue 8 7000 is remarkably thin, even in this super-slim tech age. While most super-slim devices compromise hardware configurations to help aid prolific thin designs, the Venue 8 7000 actually pushes the tablet hardware boundaries.

The light-weight tablet is comfortable to hold and has an expandable storage capacity of 512 GB. The Intel RealSense stereoscopic camera is the real game changer. With the tablet market struggling to keep people from migrating back to laptops, the Dell Venue 8 7000 might just offer enough oomph to bring people back to tablets, particularly because it is retailing for just $399.

Here are the most prominent features of the world’s thinnest tablet that will leave you awestruck. By the way, if slim is what got you interested in this Dell tablet, you might also want to read what we wrote about these super slim ultrabooks.


Dell Venue 8 7000 weighs a wee bit heavier than the previous world’s thinnest phone; Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. The 8.4 inch tablet sports a bezel that houses the front facing camera and speaker. It has three rear cameras that together make the Intel RealSense depth camera.

With dimensions of 8.5 inches width, 4.9 inches height and 0.24 inches depth, the tablet is extremely comfortable to grip, with one hand or two hands, for long periods of time. It has a smooth aluminum body that gives it a sturdy, classy finish.

The OLED screen of the tablet boasts of a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution that renders sharp and clear display. At 361 pixels per inch, the display is crisp and vivid. The audio specifications of the tab is exciting too. The front speakers are coupled with pre-loaded with the MaxxAudio Waves app. The sound effects are excellent while gaming or watching a movie, rendering superior and well-rounded audio experience.

Hardware Specification

The tablet runs on Intel Atom Z3580 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU and Imagination PowerVR G6430 GPU. It has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. A microSD slot is also available that is expandable up to  512GB. Isn’t that enormous amount of storage space? Perhaps the Dell Venue 8 7000 has made sure there is enough space to store the pictures captured with the Depth Sensing camera.

The Dell Venue 8 7000 renders amazing general performance. All of the basic tasks such as web surfing, video streaming and word processor functions can be carried out in a jiffy. You could however experience a minor lag while downloading apps and multi-tasking when comparison to other Android tablets that run on a more powerful Nvidia CPU. Gaming on the tablet is not great but then it wasn’t designed for it.

Dell Venue 8 7000 boasts of an incredible battery life. Dell estimates around 10 hours of use and the tablet’s battery has impressed the technical experts by lasting for over a day of average use.

RealSense Depth Sensing Camera

Being the first tablet to offer the Intel RealSense Depth sensing camera, Dell has made it quite obvious that this is the best feature that this tablet is going to offer. The three rear cameras work in tandem, to produce pictures that show various depths, something that has never been seen from tablet cameras.

You can adjust the focal point and also measure items in a photo. Although the measurement function is not currently officially available. It is expected to be rolled out in the next update. You can access the RealSense camera features by opening the native camera app. You will find an arrow button next to the round shutter button that enlists several depth-sensing options.

The pictures clicked are automatically saved in the Dell Gallery which has plenty of photo editing options. The Dell Gallery is a central hub where all your photos can be edited and synced with other accounts such as Picasa, Dropbox and many other photo sharing platforms.

The Gallery has an intuitive design and is easy to navigate through the innumerable photos saved on your tablet. It is a convenient place to access all your photos that are scattered across different social

networking services. You can sync your photos from various accounts to your Dell Gallery in no time. The in-built photo editing programs such as VSCO Cam and Instagram along with the depth sensing camera make this tablet an excellent photo capturing device. You can apply variety of filters, edit saturation, sharpness and contrast, all through the gallery itself.

Using the RealSense camera might require a bit of learning. Initially, you might be overwhelmed by the plethora of features, editing options and new depth sensing camera but eventually you will come around and really enjoy this gadget. The whole experience of exploring the RealSense camera by clicking pictures is, by itself, exciting!

The Final Word

The tablet boasts of high-end features that include state-of-the-art specs. Dell Venue 8 7000 has performed very well in comparison to similarly priced competitors, in terms of processing speed and versatility. With a razor-sharp display and the fascinating RealSense depth sensing camera, Dell Venue8 7000 has redefined the scope of photography on Android tablets.

The superior design and sleek structure will definitely attract gadget lovers and at the price quoted, Dell Venue 8 7000 is sure to give you a cutting-edge experience of remarkable technology called the Real Depth Sense camera, something that might become a mainstay in gadget and smartphone cameras.

About the Author
Michelle, author at Mach Machines. A tech lover and an insatiable latte drinker. Michelle blogs about improving the personal computing experience.

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