The Dell Streak 7 – Cheaper than the Apple iPad 2

Posted on Apr 15 2011 - 9:26pm by Richard Sharp

It has just been announced that a new Dell tablet is ready to join the ever more crowded market place.

The Streak 7 has a capacitive multi touch screen and will run on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. The device was first seen at the Consumer Electronics Show at the start of this year and the asking price of a smidgen under the £300 mark is sure to raise some eyebrows for the way it undercuts by around £100 the iPad 2 rival machine.

While the asking price is significantly lower than that of the Apple iPad 2 the big difference is the much lower resolution offered on the Dell model. As well as affecting the visual display it is also a potential problem for anyone planning to upgrade to Android Honeycomb.

A model with 3G capabilities will also be getting released by Dell in the next month or so, although it is not yet clear how much more this tablet costs over the price of the basic one.

The Streak 7 comes with 512MB of RAM, 16GB of memory, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 chip and 2 cameras (5 and 1.3 megapixels respectively).

The interface on the new table will be the Dell Stage, which is designed to let the user to synchronise information on all of the different Dell machines they own.


Do you think the better price tag makes the Streak 7 an attractive alternative to the iPad 2 or is the Apple machine worth a little more cash?

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