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[Q] Updated Venue 7/8 with Intel Merrifield processors

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Hi,

I want to buy Dell Venue 8. But I came across that Dell updated Venue 7 and 8 with Intel merrifield processor - Intel Atom Z3460 for Venue 7 and Intel Atom Z3480 for Venue 8.

They announced, these updated units will be available from July 1st but I can not find any of them on internet.

Anyone has any idea where they might be available - preferably in India?
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6th July 2014, 12:01 AM |#2  
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Hi,

I want to buy Dell Venue 8. But I came across that Dell updated Venue 7 and 8 with Intel merrifield processor - Intel Atom Z3460 for Venue 7 and Intel Atom Z3480 for Venue 8.

They announced, these updated units will be available from July 1st but I can not find any of them on internet.

Anyone has any idea where they might be available?

Found the venue 7
http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-venue-...-7-3740-tablet

But cant find the venue 8
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Found the venue 7
http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-venue-...-7-3740-tablet

But cant find the venue 8

i'm debating on getting one myself. . .
  • the drop-in ram from 2GB to 1GB worries me as my current v7 use more than 512mb just running android 4.4.2 no additional apps started
  • and even though it's a Baytrail based SOC Intel doesn't seem to be living up to it word on Open Source code for it seems they've only published Atom 3800 sources . . .

maybe i'll wait and see if they release another dev-edition first. . .
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i'm debating on getting one myself. . .

  • the drop-in ram from 2GB to 1GB worries me as my current v7 use more than 512mb just running android 4.4.2 no additional apps started
  • and even though it's a Baytrail based SOC Intel doesn't seem to be living up to it word on Open Source code for it seems they've only published Atom 3800 sources . . .

maybe i'll wait and see if they release another dev-edition first. . .

Ya know, it doesn't help things having these tablets named after the phones that were discontinued at the end of 2012. And that the two are not even compatible with each other.
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The new Venue 8 is now showing on dell's site...

http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-venue-...t/pd?ref=PD_OC

I hope they have a discount as the first version...
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Has anyone picked up one of the "updated" models? I ordered one for my daughter this weekend and noticed (AFTER I ORDERED IT!) that Dell decreased the RAM from 2GB down to 1GB.

I am wondering how this will affect the gaming performance, as she will use it to play things like Minecraft PE with her friends.
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