[Deal] Best Buy has the Dell Venue 8 7000 for $369 plus get 1 year of Office 365 for Free

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If you have had your eye on the Dell Venue 8 7000, now might be a good chance to grab one. Best Buy has it on sale for $369.99 ($30 off), plus they are giving you a bonus. That would be 1 year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, which is a $69.99 value. On top of all this, they are including Free shipping.

The Office 365 subscription will include one PC or Mac plus one iPad or Select Windows Tablet. I am hoping they failed to mention Android in the notes since Microsfot Office is now available on Android tablets.


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Dell announces new Chromebook 11 aimed at the classroom

dell chromebook 11 1One of the Chromebook’s most successful markets is the classroom, so it makes sense that manufacturers are trying to get a foothold in that sector. The newest device to throw its hat in the ring comes from Dell in the form of a revamped Chromebook 11 designed specifically for use in the classroom.

The original Chromebook 11 was a solid device, but this time around the laptop has been tweaked to cater to students and teachers. The body is completely made out of durable plastic and the trackpad and keyboard are all sealed against spills and damage. The entire laptop has been tested, so it should withstand all kinds of pressures, temperatures, drops, and vibrations, which is absolutely what belongs in a classroom.
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Dell Venue 8 claims world’s thinnest tablet title, implements Intel RealSense

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Dell is probably not the first name that comes to mind when thinking about Android tablet devices, but the company hopes to change that. The Dell Venue 8 7840, which has been in the works for a while, is finally available for retail purchase. The tablet can be purchased through Best Buy for $399. Dell brings a couple unique features to the table with the device that may make it worthwhile to look at.
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Dell selling Chromebox bundled with keyboard and mouse for only $199

ChromeboxIf you’re in the market for a new Chromebox you should start paying attention. Dell released a Chromebox bundle online for $199. That bundle includes a wireless mouse and keyboard (valued at $39). The Chromebox from Dell sports 2GB of RAM, a fourth-generation Intel processor, and an Intel 7260ac HMC network card. However the deal does not include a monitor so if you’re going to buy this make sure to have one on-hand.

Normally the Chromebox retails for just under $300. So if you’re in the market for a new Chromebox, hit the source link below. There’s no telling just how long this deal is going to last, so you better hurry.

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[Deal] Grab the LG G Pad 8.3 for $249 or Dell Venue 8 for $129 at Newegg for Cyber Monday

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If you happen to be one of the very few people in the world that is in the market for the LG G Pad 8.3, then look no further than Newegg. They have it on sale for $249 as part of their Cyber Monday celebration. It’s available in black or white, and you have to enter one of the promo codes below to get the full discount. If you want something a little less expensive, you can opt for the Dell Venue 8 for only $129. Again promo code is below. These deals are only for today, so hurry.

LG G Pad 8.3 – Black (promo code CYBERMND9)
LG G Pad 8.3 – White (promo code CYBERMND16)
Dell Venue 8 (promo code CYBERMND3)

Dell Venue 7 and 8 are now available to order

 

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The Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are now available to order through the company’s website. Dell announced their new Android tablets earlier this month and they seem to be quite appealing, considering their specs and pricing. Both the Venue 7 and Venue 8 pack Intel’s new Clover Trail+ processor underneath a 1200 x 800 display. As you can tell from their name, the Venue 7 and 8 have corresponding screen sizes.

The Venue 7 is priced at $149.99 while the Venue 8 has a $179.99 price tag. Clearly these tablets are budget-friendly, which doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad. Hit the link below if you are interested in ordering one.

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Via: Android Central

Dell announces Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablets, beginning at $149

dell_venue_7When Dell said that they were reviving their Venue brand, most thought they were referring to Windows tablets. And they were, but not just Windows tablets. Dell just announced the Venue 7 and Venue 8 at a press event in New York City. The Venue 7 and 8 run Android 4.2.2, which will be upgradable to KitKat once its released, and will come in both WiFi and 4G versions.

Specs are what you’d expect - 1,280 x 800 IPS screen and a 2GHz dual-core Intel Z2580 processor, with 16 GB of internal storage for the 7, and the option of 16 or 32GB for the 8. The Venue 7 of course has a 7 inch display, while the Venue 8 has 8 inches of screen space. Both come with a MicroSD slot. The price for the Venue 7 is set at $150, while the Venue 8 will cost $180. Release date is set for October 18.

You can check out the press release past the break.


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Dell Streak 7 No Longer Available Online For Purchase

Well chalk this up as another tablet come and gone. Dell has pulled the Streak 7 from its online stores and the tablet is no longer available for purchase. As Dell pulled the Streak 5 in August and there is no confirmation that the Streak 10 Pro will see a U.S. release, it appears that Dell is re-evaluating its future in Android tablets. Even with an update to Honeycomb, sales of the tablet were lackluster.

Of course this also adds some weight to the rumor that Dell would be pulling out of the tablet market altogether.  However, this doesn’t actually confirm that the computer-making company is pulling out of the tablet game, but it does beg the question, what is Dell going to do next?

 

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Acer, Asus, and Dell to Stop Making Android Tablets?

Well it appears the PC Hardware vendors may drop out of the Android tablet market altogether. According to reports, Acer, Asustek and Dell may drop out due to fierce competition by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This is surprising news considering Asus is releasing the first Tegra 3 tablet in December and Acer has suggested their own release of tablets with Tegra 3 inside.  While this is purely speculative, an upstream hardware supply chain suggests that they should be seeing orders by now from these companies if they were planning to push tablet sales in the next year. This however, is not because PC vendors lack compelling hardware.

Given, that the three main competitors offer compelling content to compliment their hardware, PC vendors were hard pressed by offering stock OS flavors to theirs. Couple this with cheaper tablet prices by both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, PC vendors didn’t have a leg to stand on price wise. According to the report:

“With Amazon offering its Kindle Fire at US$199 and Barnes & Noble to provide its upcoming Nook Simple Touch at a price of US$99, the pure hardware players are unlikely to profit from the market through price competition.”

Like it was said before, this right now is speculative. However, we have seen PC vendors start to pull their tablets that may suggest that this move could happen. Some also suggest that these companies are holding off on their orders until Windows 8 is out. Although these vendors may see the same issues in that market as well. One thing is for sure, companies and vendors are now starting to see that in order to offer a compelling product they must do more than just offer compelling hardware.

 

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Dell Streak Pro 101DL coming to Softbank January 2012

Count this as one more phone to be added to Softbank’s fall/winter lineup; the Dell Streak Pro 101DL. This looks to be another higher end device with specs including:

  • Android 2.3
  • 4.3-inch super AMOLED screen with 540×960 QHD resolution (Gorilla Glass)
  • 8MP CMOS camera
  • 1.3MP sub camera
  • 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8260 CPU
  • SyncUp compatible
  • Dell Stage 2.0 pre-installed
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • IEEE802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • microSDHC card slot
  • W-CDMA, GSM
  • size: 65×126×10.3mm, weight: 140g

Expect this one on shelves sometime in January 2012. Price is still yet to be dermined.

[via TechCrunch]