So, what exactly do you get from a $150 name-brand tablet?
The answer: You get a lower-quality device with weak battery life, which might suffice for a first-time tablet buyer with a tight budget.
The Venue 7 is a relatively chunky black plastic tablet running Google’s Android operating system, that’s available via Dell’s online store. It operates over Wi-Fi only, though a cellular version is planned for next year. It cannot be ordered with more internal memory than 16 gigabytes, but it has a slot for a memory expansion card.
This tablet has a big brother, the Android-powered Venue 8, with similar specs, that starts at $180, still a good price.
On the plus side, I found the Dell Venue 7 to be fast enough not to be annoying.
Und in zwei Jahren werden die Hersteller jammern, dass mit Tablets kein Pfifferling zu verdienen sei. Auslöser für die Misere: Sie selbst.