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Dell streak 7 Tablet Review


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The Dell Streak 7 is one of the smallest tablets in the marketplace, with a 7-inch screen. To some this may be a drawback, but for numerous it makes it a very portable device.

It also boosts many leading specs, like 4G connectivity, a potent processor, lightweight style along with a fairly low price tag.

But how does it match as much as the other high-end Android tablets in the marketplace these days?

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Dell streak 7 Tablet Review

  1. 1. Tablet Pc Comparison Info Finding the Best Tablet PC for you: Make the right decision_______________________________________________________________________________________
  2. 2. Tablet Pc Comparison Info Finding the Best Tablet PC for you: Make the right decision_______________________________________________________________________________________Dell Streak 7 Tablet ReviewThe Dell Streak 7 is one of the smallest tablets on the market, with a 7-inch screen.To some this may be a drawback, but for many it makes it a very portable device. Italso boosts a number of top specs, such as 4G connectivity, a powerful processor,lightweight design and a relatively low price tag. But how does it match up to theother high-end Android tablets on the market today?Key Specs For The Dell Streak 7* Costs $298 - $450* Released in 2011* Runs on Google Android 2.2* 7.87 x 4.72 x 0.49 inches in size* Weighs 1 lb. / 0.45 kg* 7 inch screen* 800 x 480 resolution* 16GB storage (up to 32GB additional)* NVidia Tegra 2 Dual 1 GHz processor* Wi-Fi/ 4G & Bluetooth connectivity* 5 MP & 1 MP cameras* Battery life has not been publicized - tests suggest around 3.5 - 4 hoursWhat’s Great About The Dell Streak 7…SD Card Slot: Although the Dell Streak 7 only comes with one base option for inbuiltmemory (16GB) you can expand this by as much as an additional 32GB thanks to theincluded SD card slot. This slot supports SD, MMC and SDHC memory card formats,and is useful for those who wish to transfer photographs (as SD cards are morecommon in cameras than micro-SD that many other rival tablets use).Design: The 7 inch screen is noticeably smaller than most other tablets out theretoday, and the resolution is proportionately lower too. However, this is a featurethats been designed to make this tablet as portable as possible, and the quality ofthe screen really doesnt disappoint. The colors look bright and bold, though theviewing angle isnt as good as some of the other tablets available. It makes use ofGorilla Glass to minimize scratches that inevitably happen with any tablet screen,and it feels like a solid and well-built design (if a little plasticky).
  3. 3. Tablet Pc Comparison Info Finding the Best Tablet PC for you: Make the right decision_______________________________________________________________________________________Connectivity: This is one of the most impressive features of the Dell Streak 7 - it hasthe ability to connect to 4G networks (as well as the standard 3G and Wi-Fi hotpots).So far its only rival in this area is the Motorola Xoom, so this will turn a lot ofpotential buyers onto the Streak.4G broadband is a very new technology, and at present is only available to around athird of all Americans. However, the network is growing all the time, and using itmeans that youll be able to download whole movies across a mobile network! Thisdoes come at a price in the form of a more costly tablet and a monthly data plan, butitll be well worth it for those who wish to stay connected wherever they are. Youcant beat 4G technology!Camera: At 5 megapixels, the rear camera is among the top for tablet computers. Itcomes with extra features to help improve photo and video quality, such as LEDflash, auto focus and multi-shot mode. It can also capture HD quality video. Thefront-facing camera is decent at 1.3 megapixels (enough for the video chats it wasintended for).USB Port: A USB port is also a very welcome addition to any tablet, meaning you canconnect it up to mass storage devices for fast file transfers and backups, as well asexternal keyboards thatll make your device even easier to use.Price: Although it does have a smaller screen and less storage space than itscompetitors, the Dell Streak 7 is far more affordable starting at $300. The 4G optionis also good value at around $450 - far cheaper than any 3G versions of the iPad,despite the fact that they dont even have the option for 4G. This is a good "in-between" option for those on a tighter budget who dont want to compromise onprocessing power.What’s Not So Great About The Dell Streak 7…Operating System: The Streak runs on the Google Android 2.2 operating system. Thisisnt as modern as the latest versions of Android, and doesnt work as smoothly asalternatives such as iOS. However, youll still get access to the Android Market appstore, with a good selection of apps (some may not work with the older 2.2 OS).Battery Life: There seems to be a good reason why Dell dont make it easy to findout how long the battery is supposed to last, and thats because it doesnt last longat all. Tests have shown itll last around 3.5 to 4 hours on average, which is less thanhalf of what you can expect from iPad, Galaxy Tab or Xoom (all boasting a long 10
  4. 4. Tablet Pc Comparison Info Finding the Best Tablet PC for you: Make the right decision_______________________________________________________________________________________hours). This really isnt great if youre out for long periods of time, as youllfrequently need to charge it up.Ease Of Use: Although the touch screen works well, the virtual keyboard doessomewhat let the Streak down. It is cramped, not surprisingly because the 7-inchscreen is a lot smaller than what were used to seeing on other tablet computers.Youll want to stay in landscape mode for the bulk of your typing.ConclusionThe Dell Streak 7 really is a decent tablet with a very good price tag. The price tagalone will be enough to steal a number of buyers away from the likes of Apple andSamsung, onto this smaller yet still well-built tablet. Unfortunately, however, thebattery life will turn an equal number of potential buyers away from the tablet.Overall, this tablet has a good screen, good features and a powerful processor. Butthe lack of the latest Android version, a smaller screen and the battery life are allimportant issues for you to consider before making your final decision.Table PC Comparison is not easy. There are now much more choices accessible thanever, with smaller producers taking on the big ones like Apple and Samsung.But the choice ultimately comes down to the particular features you need from yourdevice.To get a guide to probably the most essential factors to think about visit