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conclusion:We like it

75 August 25th 2014 1:11 pm

The original Venue 7 was a mediocre tablet upstaged by more capable options that cost just a few dollars more. With the new Venue 7, Dell has stepped up their game to build a real contender that still might not upstage its competitors on specs, but it certainly offers plenty for the price.

The Venue 7 doesn't look cheap, with CNET saying the "matte finish adds a level of stylish comfort" and that the grooved back exudes "a subtle coolness typically associated with jazz musicians." But while Notebookcheck says the "stiffness of the Venue 7 is very good," it also "proved to be quite pressure sensitive," distorting the screen when the back of the tablet was pressed.

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Critic reviews

7.2
3 reviews
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    7.2
  • Display
    6.0
  • Battery life
    8.3
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.3
  • Durability
    6.0

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Aug 15, 2014

For $160, the Dell Venue 7 offers solid performance and audio, a bright display and strong battery life, making it an excellent option for those looking for an affordable 7-inch Android tablet.

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8.0
Notebookcheck Aug 12, 2014

Dell has managed to create a good 7-inch tablet with its Venue 7 LTE. The device is particularly compelling in terms of battery runtimes and data connections. The combination of Google's Android 4.4 KitKat, ac Wi-Fi, and LTE are otherwise only found in more expensive products.

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PC World Jun 2, 2014

The $159 Venue 7 has the same design, thickness and processor as its big brother but doesn’t have wireless charging or the high-resolution screen. The 7-inch screen displayed images at a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which is slightly better than other tablets in the same price range.

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