Dell's just announced two new Android models in its Venue lineup of tablets, and though the new Venue 7 and Venue 8 cost a bit more than their predecessors, they still top out at just $200. Don't expect any radical changes from the Venue Android tablets announced late last year; the biggest differences include processor updates and a step up to Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Dell's Venue 7 -- a 7-inch slate, as the naming convention suggests -- supposedly offers a brighter viewing experience this time around, though its display resolution is still 1,280 x 800. Viewing angles and image quality are perfectly fine, though, especially for a tablet that costs $160. Dell only had a black version on hand when I got to check the product out, but the company will also offer the Venue 7 (and 8) in red. The requisite microSD card reader is on hand to supplement 16 gigs of on-board storage, and the whole package is super light, at just 0.64 pound.

The Venue 8, on the other hand, includes an HD (1,920 x 1,200) display and a slightly faster Intel Atom Z3480 processor for $40 more than the Venue 7. The 8-incher weighs a tad more, at 0.74 pound, and it sports a 2MP front camera rather than the 1MP unit on the Venue 7. (Both have a 5MP shooter on the back.) Those differences aside, these devices are largely comparable, and they can be yours starting July 1st at


Dell adds two budget Android tablets to Venue lineup, prices start at $160