Dell Venue 10 7000 Can Convert Into An Android Laptop – Forbes
The just-announced Venue 10 7000 is yet another fetching design, following the earlier Venue 8 7000 and the new XPS 13 laptop. While targeted at business users, it seems perfectly suitable for consumers too.
The marquee feature of the chassis is a “barrel edge” at the bottom (see photos) that can connect to an “optional” keyboard base, turning it into a laptop running Android — what Dell calls “clamshell mode.”
Specs are impressive: an Intel quad-core Atom Z3580 processor, a 10.5-inch OLED 2,560×1,600 screen, 2GB of memory, and 16GB or 32GB of flash memory storage. It also has an Intel RealSense snapshot depth camera. Audio is provided by front-firing stereo speakers with MaxxAudio Waves tuning.
The Venue 10 7000 weighs in at 598 grams (about 1.3 pounds) and at 0.24 inches it’s just as thin as the iPad Air 2. (Because it’s a bigger 10.5-inch design with the barrel edge, it weighs a bit more than Apple’s 9.7-inch Air 2.) Dell claims 7 hours of battery life.
Dell is obviously targeting business, as it comes with Android for Work technology, “which enables a secure container to separate work and personal experiences,” Dell said.
“Additionally, IT departments have the ability to manage which apps are available to employees and create their corporation’s own app store,” according to Dell.
Pricing starts at $499 and $629 with keyboard. It will be available on Dell.com in the U.S., Canada and China in May.