Set for release next month, the Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are slimmer and lighter than before and run on Intel's Merrifield processors. The previous generation Venue 7 and Venue 8 measured 9.6 mm and 9.8 mm in thickness, respectively. This new generation sees both models drop down to 8.95 mm thick.
Under the hood, the Venue 8 boasts Intel's Atom Z3480 (up to 2.1 GHz) as well as 1 GB of LP DDR3 RAM, 16 GB of eMMC storage, and Intel HD Graphics (Imagination PowerVR G6400). All of this is powering an 8-inch IPS Display with FHD (WXGA 1920 x 1200). There's also Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, optional LTE, a 2-megapixel camera in the front, a 5-megapixel camera in the back, a MicroSD card reader (up to 64 GB), and Android 4.4 KitKat.
As for the Venue 7, you're looking at a 7-inch IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800), Intel's Atom Z3460 (up to 1.6 GHz), 1 GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics (Imagination PowerVR G6400), 16 GB of eMMC storage, Bluetooth 4.0, optional LTE, Miracast, MicroSD card reader (up to 64 GB), a 1-megapixel camera in the front, a 5-megapixel camera in the back and Android 4.4 KitKat. Both the Venue 7 and Venue 8 have the same 4550 mAh battery.
The Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 will be available July 1. The Venue 7 is priced at $159; the Venue 8 is priced at $199. There's also the option to buy the Dell Venue Cradle (pictured above), which was made for the Venue 8 and acts as a stand. The Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker (also pictured above) offers connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0 wireless as well as NFC. It offers up to 10 hours of continuous play and has a wireless range of 30 feet. It also has a built in mic, just in case you've paired it with your phone and receive a call.