Tech Love: Two Tablets We Heart for Valentine’s Day
Roses are red…and they die. What lives on, like the everlasting love Carrie Underwood often sings about, is high-tech sexiness that says “I want you in my bed, even if you’re downloading Downton Abbey.” And thanks to Dell, last-minute Romeos looking for something other than chocolate samplers and supermarket teddy bears that were made in questionable corners of the planet have a pair of options that are way hotter than that lacey mess you spied at “Dress Me Like a Ho” in the mall.
The Venue 8
First off, it’s red, which is awesome. Secondly, this 8-incher weighs less than a pound, comes with 16GB of storage (plus a MicroSD slot for up to 64 more gigs), and it’s super-affordable at $149.99. It runs Android 4.4 and the HD touch-screen display— 1920×1200—is a sight to behold, as well.
The Venue 8 7000 Series
At $399.99, you know things are getting serious when you’re handing over this bad boy to that someone special. Another 8-inch Android tablet, the 7000 series entry has some serious wow factors going on. It’s thinner than an iPhone 6, has a tri-camera setup that lets you to refocus pics after you’ve shot them, as well as measure the height of things in the photo. Not something you need everyday, but a very cool option. And the design is hot! A streamed episode of Smash on the 8.4 edge-to-edge infinity display never looked better, and the extended bottom bezel helps tell you what end is up and gives your fingers a happy place to land away from the screen.