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Dell Venue 8 PRO

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and usability are generally positive. The responsiveness and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the features and apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Dell Venue 8 PRO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 497 reviews)

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Dell Venue - Absolutely Gorgeous, But is that All?

 

The Dell Venue piqued my curiosity for a number of reasons. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I was looking forward to putting it through its paces. In the Specs department the Venue stands as tall as some of the other ‘big' names in the industry...

Bearing a price tag of Rs. 28,990 (MOP), the Venue could have been a serious contender in the Android mobile handset space if it weren’t for it’s ridiculously low volume for media. I’m hoping this is just the case with this singular piece and will post...

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Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

 

With Windows PC sales in free-fall as tablet sales soar, the big-name PC makers are desperately trying to woo customers back from their iPads and Android slates.

Nice IPS screen ; Active Stylus support ; Build quality feels solid ; Decent battery life

Stylus sold separately ; No HDMI-out ; We still need (way) more Win 8 apps ; Weaker performance than some ARM tablets

Dell’s $300 Windows 8 tablet has a bright IPS screen and solid build. But the ability to run Windows desktop software doesn’t overcome a limited tablet app selection and Windows 8.1’s difficulties on a small screen.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro review: a good Windows tablet, but wait for the bug fixes

 

And then there were... four? Once considered a novelty, 8-inch Windows tablets are now everywhere: Lenovo has one; so does Toshiba; and Acer is already

Bright screen with good viewing angles ; Long battery life ; Great bang for your buck ; Allows for pen input

Awkwardly placed Start button ; Pen input can be unreliable

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Dell Venue 8 Pro review: Windows 8.1 in a pint-sized package

 

This mini tablet delivers Windows 8.1 without compromising quality, battery life, or performance.

Full Windows 8.1 OS ; Very thin and light ; Solid build quality

Only one USB port for both charging and data transfer ; Optional stylus doesn't live up to expectations

Dell's 8-inch mini tablet packs full Windows 8.1 in a thin and light package with strong performance and battery life. The optional stylus is good only for short notes. not long handwriting or sketching.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro

 

The $299 Dell Venue 8 Pro is a versatile and affordable 8-inch Windows tablet for work and play that suffers from one annoying design flaw.

Bright display; Lightweight design; Smooth performance; Preloaded Microsoft Office

Awkward home button placement; Mixed audio quality

With smooth performance, built-in Office and a comfortable lightweight design, the $299 Dell Venue 8 Pro is a dependable device for taking Windows 8.1 on the road. That is, as long as you can get over the strange placement of the home button.

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Dell Venue 7

 

Dell's Venue 7 is an inexpensive Android tablet that is upstaged by more capable options from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Great bargain. Loud speaker. Simple, minimal design

Poor cameras. Higher-resolution options are available in the $150 price range

There's no real gold standard for sub-$200 tablets. For a few more dollars, the Editors' Choice Google Nexus 7 is available, hitting the sweet spot of price and performance. With options like the reader-friendly Nook HD and the media-centric Kindle...

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Dell Venue 8 Pro

 

The majority of Windows 8 tablets and hybrids seen to date have hovered around the same size as most ultrabooks, with 11-inch to 13-inch screens. A handful have gone larger, with midsize 15-inch displays, mostly to good effect, but going smaller -- say...

The tiny Dell Venue 8 Pro has a premium look and feel for such an inexpensive system, offers good stylus support, and runs full Windows 8 in something about the size of an iPad Mini.

A misplaced Windows button throws off the usability, and the 32GB of SSD storage won't hold much. A promised keyboard accessory isn't available yet.

The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes close to being a great pocket-size mini-PC, but a misplaced button and missing accessories feel like unnecessary errors.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro review

 

When Microsoft announced plans to support 7- and 8-inch tablets with Windows 8.1, I was intrigued by the prospect of a miniature Windows machine. I'm a big fan of Apple's iPad mini, and the idea of having a Windows tablet with touch-optimized and...

Great price for a Windows tablet ; Good battery life ; Solid performance

Broken auto brightness ; No Micro HDMI to make use of desktop apps ; Bad Windows key placement

An average competitor that gives us hope for the future

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Dell Venue 7

 

Editors' note: The Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are similar devices in 7- and 8-inch models that only differ in camera specs, so their reviews might look familiar.

The Dell Venue 7 starts at $149 and features a pure Android 4.2.2 operating system. It's lightweight, houses a microSD card expansion, and performs smoothly.

Larger games take a while to load, the touch screen is sometimes unresponsive, and battery life only lasts about a day.

The Dell Venue 7 offers a simple design and smooth performance for the right price, but the Nexus 7 is a significant upgrade for not much more.

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Dell Venue 7

 

The Dell Venue 7 delivers a pure build of Android and a cozy soft- touch design for an inviting $149.

Affordable; Strong performance; Comfortable design; Remote PC access via PocketCloud

Below-average battery life; Dimmer display than competitors; Older version of Android; Sluggish accelerometer

The $149 Dell Venue 7 provides a solid Android experience for an aggressive price. The lightweight tablet holds up well for gaming and video streaming, and the included PocketCloud app adds a nice dash of productivity. We also like the soft-touch back....

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:Z3740D
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