Dell's Venue 11 Pro tablet launches in the US, starting at $500

After some mystery surrounding an American release date, Dell's Venue 11 Pro is now available in the US. The 10.8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet starts at $500 with a modest, Bay Trail-based 1.5GHz Atom chip as well as 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Those who need more processing grunt can step up to models with Y-series Core i3 and i5 chips that respectively cost $800 and $850; both of them also carry much roomier 128GB flash drives. Only WiFi slates are on sale, although a tipster tells us that there will be LTE-equipped versions. Just be prepared to wait if you want a Venue 11 Pro to call your own -- orders placed on launch day won't ship until December 5th at the earliest.

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