Dell shows 8-inch Venue tablet sporting Windows 8.1

Dell offers a peak of its new line of tablets running Windows 8.1 at Intel's annual developer conference.

Dell's 8-inch Venue tablet.
Dell's 8-inch Venue tablet. Dell

Dell brandished an 8-inch tablet running Windows 8.1 at Intel's annual developer conference on Wednesday.

The Venue branded tablet -- a resurrection of a brand name used for its defunct smartphone line -- will pack a Bay Trail quad-core processor, an IPS display (1,280x800), and Windows 8.1, a Dell spokeswoman told CNET.

It will also come with stylus and keyboard options.

More details will be announced on October 2 in New York.

Tablets with screen sizes of 8 inches may be the sweet spot for the first crop of Windows 8.1 tablets with Intel's Z3000 series of Atom chips, aka Bay Trail.

Last week, Toshiba announced an 8-inch Encore tablet that also runs Windows 8.1 on top of a Z3000 series processor.

And expect similar announcements from the likes of Asus, Acer, and Lenovo.

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