I was given the chance to test out the latest in Intel innovation over the past month, via the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet.
The tablet features Intel’s latest and greatest technological development – RealSense.
The first thing I noticed upon unboxing the tablet was its weight. It is by far the lightest and most comfortable tablet I’ve ever used.
That’s not to say it’s flimsy, though. The metal exterior and glass screen give it a solid feel, but I never once felt fatigue in my hands from holding it up as I have with other tablets – even when using it for very long periods of time scrolling through Facebook or reading an eBook.
The coolest thing about a tablet with RealSense is its ability to measure items fairly accurately.
I know that sounds strange – but yes, this tablet works like a measuring tape.
I’m in the process of creating a gallery wall out of my vast collection of music festival posters, and I found it incredibly helpful to be able to use the tablet to quickly measure the size of my posters so I could find the correct frames for them.
The way it accomplishes this it through using the 3 different cameras it has located on the back of the tablet.
The difference in angle helps the technology map out the length of an item just as a measuring tape does.
Another feature I found fascinating was Refocus, which takes advantage of the 3 cameras to allow you to take a photo and then play around with the focus after the fact. You can easily decide if you want the foreground to be the focus of the photo, or the background – and if you want, you can have both.
The main way I ended up using the tablet though, was for surfing Instagram and reading. As I always use my ASUS as a mini-laptop (since typing is so vital to my day), this was my first time truly experiencing a tablet as a tablet. Being able to lay in bed and scroll through all the gorgeous photos at such a large size was the main sell for me.
I had always thought I was the kind of person who would never read a novel on a tablet, but this one proved me wrong. I decided to download a novel and try reading it on the Dell. I surprised myself with how fast I was able to read it, and how comfortable it was. It almost has me considering ditching my paperbacks (almost).
If you’re looking for a lightweight, sturdy tablet that will travel easy, take gorgeous photos, replace your measuring tape in a pinch, and give you the latest Intel innovation, this is definitely the tablet for you.
This product was loaned to me from Intel for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.