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Dell Streak 7 Tablet Review

An entry-level tablet that gives you what you pay for, which isn’t saying much.

August 11, 2011
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Screen

The 7 inch screen of the Dell Streak 7 has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, which is quite low, even for its size. This puts it roughly on par with the Velocity Micro Cruz tablets in this regard, which are among the worst tablets we've ever reviewed.

Front Image

Indoor & Outdoor Use

Like many of the other LCD screened tablets, the Dell Streak 7 suffers in daylight. Though having an LCD screen gives the Streak 7 the distinct advantage of being able to be seen well in darkness, it also makes it near-impossible to read in bright light. This is a common problem that we've found among a wide range of even the best tablets on the market. The problem arises from the screen technology itself: as LCD screens require a backlight to be seen, any other light source that can overpower it will make the tablet's image appear washed-out.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Motorola Xoom Comparison
  11. Blackberry PlayBook Comparison
  12. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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