Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Review – Not Your Mere Windows Tablet

Looking at the hardware specs of the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 and you will see that it has its work cut out. Others may see it as your ordinary Windows-powered tablet, but this is more than that. It is a business-centric mobile device which sports a 10.8-inch display and powered by Intel’s Core M processors at its core.

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Review - Not Your Mere Windows Tablet

The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 is a Powerful Business Tablet

If you have seen, or even owned one of the Venue 11 Pro models, then you would know what to expect with the design of the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000. With the 7000 model, Dell has barely tweaked its looks, except for a few ports found around the device’s edges. It is also fair to say that the older Venue 11 Pro model remains the more functional business slate.

At 757-grams, it isn’t the lightest tablet even in the 10.8-inch class. However, it is solidly built which may attract many. When you pick it up, it does remain light enough to be held with one hand. There is a rubberized plastic at the rear which provides enough grip to let it stop slipping out of sweaty hands. Overall, it does feel like a solid device and it does seem to be more than capable to survive daily knocks and scrapes.

As for its display, the Venue 11 Pro 7000 tablet has a Full HD resolution which can even give the Surface Pro 3 a run for its money. However, its maximum brightness is lower than that of the older Venue 11 Pro variant, but it is still bright enough for outdoor use. It has a contrast ratio of 886:1 which guarantees images and videos to have plenty of “pop” in them. Color reproduction, as with the older model, still remains good. Its IPS display covers 91.7-percent of the sRGB color gamut. This means that it does get a decent level of color accuracy. Perhaps the only stick-in-the-mud regarding the colors are the grayscales which have a slight greenish-hue to them.

Underneath the display, the Intel Core M processors gives a shine to the mobile device. The ultra-low voltage Y-class Core i3 and Core i5 Haswell chips have been replaced by the 800Mhz Core M 5Y10 and the 1.2GHz Core M 5Y71. These are both dual-core CPUs which means that they look fairly slow but that is judging by their nominal clockspeeds alone. However, they can boost up to 2GHz and 2.9GHz respectively when required.

While there are still a few caveats here and there, the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 is a great business-centric tablet overall, especially when you consider its price point. But it does not mean that this slate is purely for work alone. Its powerful core means that it can handle a lot of demanding apps geared for leisure as well.


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