Ladies and gentlemen, meet the world's thinnest tablet. That's the claim being tossed out there by Intel
in regards to the latter's forthcoming Venue 8 7000 Series Android slate, and at just 6mm thin, we won't dispute the claim. In addition to having the slimmest profile among its fellow tablets, the Venue 8 7000 is also the first to incorporate Intel's RealSense 3D technology
It's equipped with Intel's RealSense camera, which gives the slate depth perception similar to the human eye. Using the RealSense camera, the Venue 8 7000 can measure 3D images by capturing different layers. It can then determine the distance and size of a real-world object, though in time, it will be interesting to see how developers take advantage of the technology.
The Venue 8 7000 sports an 8.4-inch OLED display with a 2K (2560x1600) resolution that looks absolutely fantastic. An edge-to-edge screen makes the most out of the available real-estate. There's also a micro-USB 2.0 port for charging the device, a volume button, a power button, and front-facing speakers on the bottom.
Dell's tablet is running Android 4.4 KitKat and is powered by an Intel
Atom Z3500 Series (Moorefield
) quad-core processor. There's no mention of how much RAM is in this thing, though if we had to guess, we'd say either 2GB or 4GB, depending on the requirements of RealSense.
Look for the Dell Venue 8 7000 to be available this holiday season. No word yet on price.