Dell unveils new super-thin tablet

Dell unveils new super-thin tablet
Dell’s Venue 8 7000 series Android tablet is just 6mm thick.

Dell's latest Venue 8 7000 series Android tablet launched at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has one attention-grabbing feature: its insanely thin 6mm profile.

In comparison, Apple's 7.9-inch iPad mini 3 slate is 7.5mm thick.

Despite the rather thin nature of the tablet, it is very sturdy and robust in design. Handling it, the tablet does not feel like a fragile piece of equipment.

The next most visible aspect is the near edge-to-edge 8.4-inch OLED screen. Once you power the tablet up, you will notice its stunningly sharp screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, which is further bolstered by vibrant colours from its OLED display.

Under the hood, the tablet is powered by Intel's Atom Z3500 processor.

But what makes it special is that it is the first Android tablet to feature Intel's RealSense 3D camera technology with an Intel RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera which is positioned below the OLED screen.

The camera and technology allows the capturing of depth data to form a depth map for every photo taken, which enables actual measurement of objects and refocusing images via Dell's Gallery application.

These new capabilities open up more creative ways to use the tablet and interact with photos.

The tablet is priced at US$399 (S$535) but local availability is not known yet.

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