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Review Of Dell Venue 8

Dec 19, 2013 11:41 AM EST

Dell Venue 8 Android tablet is known as “The Crowd Pleaser.” The new lightweight Android tablet features a dual-core Intel® Atom™ processor and a beautiful 8” HD touch screen with two cameras and storage space.  PC and tablet trends point to a big future with growth opportunities for investors. CEO, Michael Dell showed interest this month promising to invest in Dell’s PC and tablet business. The tablet currently retails for around $179.99.

PocketCloud 2.0 gives Android users access to content and applications from a PC, smartphone or tablet so users can update and share files wherever they go. GPS and location-based services are also enabled. High-performance powers the tablet with a powerful Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2560 (up to 2.0GHz Dual-Core). The device also hosts 32GB6 of hard drive storage plus a micro SD slot for up to 128GB6 of additional storage.

Dell Venue 8 Tablet

The latest tablet by Dell features High-definition. Android users can have access to their favorite apps and enjoy a more thin and lightweight model less than 9.5mm thin. Users can play Android-based games have the latest Android Jellybean operating system.

Dell plans to add even more enhancements and new features to the new Dell Venue 8 Tablet. Michael Dell noted in a memo filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission April 1, We have plans to significantly increase investment cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide in our PC and tablet business to enhance our ability to compete. While Dell’s strategy in the PC business has been to maximize gross margins, following the transaction, we expect to focus instead on maximizing revenue and cash flow growth with the goal of improving long-term sales and competitive positioning. PCs account for 70 per cent of Dell's revenues. The entire PC market shrunk by 13 million boxes in 2012 as consumers adopted smartphones and tablets. Dell’s value is at $22 billion. Dell’s quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share will be payable on April 22, 2013.

Dell's strategy in the PC business has been to maximize gross margins, following transaction, to focus instead on maximizing revenue, cash flow growth with the goal of improving long-term sales and competitive positioning. Dell would compete in emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India and China. "In addition, we expect to expand aggressively in other parts of Asia, Latin and South America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Dell would hire more sales personnel and invest for growth in the PC and tablet business," Michael Dell stated in the memo.

Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers announced this year that he will be partnering with Silver Lake Management to have a $22 billion bid for Dell and help with a $2 billion loan from Microsoft. Offers from billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn and investment fund Blackstone Group had not yet been finalized. According to Reuters, the fees paid out to banks and advisors in the proposed $24 billion-plus deal for Dell might surpass the $400 million mark.

Michael Dell’s outlook shows that the IT trends are now pointing in an aggressive growth direction. The future is tablets and cloud. Gartner states 4.4 Million IT Jobs Will Globally Support Big Data By 2015. By 2016, half of all non-PC devices will be purchased by employees. Dell wants to invest in PCs and tablets to compete with rivals. Investors should pay attention to what is happening now, how the PC and Tablet market is behaving.

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