Dell unveils the world’s thinnest tablet, at the Intel Developer Forum

Dell has unveiled a new 8.4-inch Android tablet which it claims to be “the world’s thinnest”. The big shot systems maker unveiled this 6mm thick feat of electronics miniaturisation at the Intel Developer Forum. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich looked on, as you can see below, as this tablet is powered by a new 4G LTE capable Intel Atom Z3500 series quad-core processor.

Michael Dell holds his skinny tablet aloft

Michael Dell holds his skinny tablet aloft

The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android Tablet is admirably sleek yet offers cutting edge technology and a great screen. The centrepiece of the tablet is the 8.4” OLED touch screen. The screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels. Doing a bit of maths tells us that the ppi of the screen is therefore 359ppi – that’s significantly better than even the Apple iPad Mini with Retina display which offers 326dpi.

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series, the world's thinnest tablets

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series, the world’s thinnest tablets

Dell calls its edge-to-edge screen design the OLED Infinity Display – no doubt inspired by the posh-hotel infinity (swimming) pool concept. On the software side of things to complement this impressive screen the tablet offers “depth mapping and smart albums that enhance and organize every amazing image”.

Talking about ‘depth’ the camera this tablet is equipped with incorporated Intel’s RealSense ‘depth camera’. Like rival depth camera systems this allows the adjustment of the depth of field of a photo – as an afterthought. So for instance you can change what particular distance the camera has focussed at, foreground or background when browsing the images on the tablet.

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series

We don’t get to know much else about the new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series. This is just an early announcement to tie in with the IDF event. Dell says “check back soon”, so hopefully we will ‘soon’ have many more details of this sleek compact 8.4-inch Android tablet. However some extra info regarding timescales that we heard, is that the device will definitely be available to buy before Xmas.

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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