The availability of two new Windows 8.1 tablets, the Venue 8 Pro and the Venue 11 Pro, have been announced by Dell in a move that caught everyone by surprise. It is basically a revival of the company’s Venue brand but with an updated Windows 8 system. However, this announcement is also interpreted as the possible end of the XPS 10 tablet brand and the Windows RT.
The Venue 8 Pro will not be seeing much of a competitive rival with its 8-inch size and its IPS display at 1280 x 800 is capable of pen input support. It is powered by a quad-core Trail chip from Intel along with a RAM of 2GB and an on-board storage of 32GB. The Venue 8 Pro weights 400 grams and has a thickness of 8.99mm. On the other hand, the Venue 11 Pro is facing the Surface Pro 2 in the competition arena.
The Venue 11 Pro is a 10.8-inch device running Intel Core i5 processor with a RAM of 8GB and a maximum storage of 256GB. Other known and useful specs include a microSD slot, a USB port (full-size), and an HDMI port. U.K will be the first to experience Venue 11 Pro when it become available on November 7 at a price of $500 (BHD 190) while the U.S. will get the Venue 8 Pro starting October18 at a price of $300 (BHD 115).