Throw your iPad Air 2 away, because the Dell 7000 Series Venue 8 is now the thinnest tablet

We're kidding, don't toss the Apple tablet, but consider Dell’s latest slate if you haven't gotten one yet
Forget the iPad Air, the Dell 7000 Series Venue 8 is now the thinnest tablet

Who holds the title for the world’s thinnest tablet now you ask? If you thought it’s Apple with its iPad Air 2, you’re wrong.

Dell’s stepped up to the throne with its latest slate, the Dell 7000 Series Venue 8. This heavy-hitting Android tablet, which measures a mere 6mm, beats the iPad Air 2 to the title by just 0.1mm.

The slate measures 8.4in, and features a 2560 x 1600 OLED touchscreen display, with an “edge-to-edge display that houses more than 4 million pixels”, according to Dell. For a tablet of that size, that number of pixels might be daunting, but for those of you that love a monster display, it will probably be a good fit for you.

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On the inside, the Dell 7000 Series Venue 8 boasts an Intel Atom Z3580 at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, which can be bumped up to 512GB. If its external features mean more to you, it will come with an 8MP back camera and 2MP front snapper.

Android 4.4 KitKat is expected to come preloaded on the device, but we’re all crossing our fingers that Lollipop will be added on to the mix at a later date.

But it’s not been announced when this device will hit retail, or even if it will make it on to our shores. All Dell’s got on its website is “coming soon”, which means we need to play the waiting game before anything else. 

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[Sources: VR-Zone and Dell]