Dell's Streak 7 tablet is the highly anticipated big brother of Dell's 5-inch tablet, the Streak 5 that came out in September of 2010. The larger Streak 7 goes up against stiff competition with the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, though the Streak 7 is retailing slightly lower in the $449 price range without a contract and through T-Mobile on contract for a very competitive $199.99. Regardless, the Streak 7 offers some pluses over the Galaxy Tab, like its 5MP rear-facing camera, but also comes up short in other areas such as its lower resolution display, with an 800x480 native resolution versus the Galaxy Tab's 1024x600 display.
The Dell Streak 7 also has NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor under its hood for a rather snappy Android 2.2 experience while we wait hopefully on Dell's migration to Honeycomb. We're planning on putting together a full, detailed review for you in the days ahead but thought you'd enjoy this early sneak peek of the new Dell Streak 7.
In early benchmark testing, the Streak 7 is looking pretty strong. Not shown here is the Galaxy Tab which comes in neck-and-neck with the Streak 7 in Neocore, at around 54 FPS. Overall fillrate is slightly higher in An3Dbench for the Galaxy Tab, however, again in very early testing.
Dell Streak 7 Tablet
Specifications & Features
* Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with Over the Air Upgrade Capability
* Front: 1.3MP Fixed Focus
Rear: 5MP Auto Focus with Flash
* 16GB of Internal Storage with support for up to 32GB additional storage using the user accessible SD, MMC, SDHC memory card slot
* Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
* 199.9 x 119.8 x 12.4 mm
Advertised System Weight
* 450 g
* 2780 mAh
And surprisingly, in our suburban area T-Mobile's 4G network was offering 4 - 5 bars of signal strength, with relatively impressive throughput. Stick around as we'll get into great detail with the Dell Streak 7 in the coming weeks!