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Dell Venue 8 PRO

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The screen and responsiveness also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the apps and features, and the connectivity and reliability get mixed opinions.

value for money, responsiveness, screen, usability, battery

features, apps

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Venue 8 PRO

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 PRO from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, usability, value for money, responsiveness, battery

screen

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DELL TABLET WIRELESS KEYBOARD 580-ABVBDell Venue 8 Pro 5830 Tablet (Black) - (Intel Atom up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, WLAN, BT, 2x Camera, Windows 8.1)Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet (Intel Atom processor Z3740D with 32GB storage, 2MB Cache, up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core, Windows 8.1) - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Venue 8 PRO

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 PRO from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

value for money, responsiveness, usability, screen, battery

reliability, features

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Venue 8 32 GB Tablet (Android)Dell Venue 8 16 GB Tablet (Android)Dell Venue 8 Pro Light & Slim Simple Pouch Protect Case Sleeve Bag (Red)

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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 Tablet Computer- FNCWV8P04

 

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

 

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

The Venue 8 Pro offers good value for a $300 device, but we suggest you wait for Dell to issue some bug fixes, and also for more competing tablets to start shipping.

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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 8

 

Dell's Venue 8 would be an adequate entry-level Android tablet a few months ago, but it's completely outmatched by the competition.

Inexpensive. Loud speaker. Simple design

Poor cameras. Fuzzy display. Better options are available around the same price point

The small Android tablet market is saturated, with every combination of price point and processor power imaginable. With tablets ranging from $139 to $399, finding a decent one at the right price can be a crap shoot. Dell's Venue 8 ($179.99 direct) is...

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Dell Venue 8

 

The Dell Venue 8 features a vibrant display; a comfy, soft-touch design; and a pure build of Android, all for just $179.

Affordable; Vibrant display for the price; Comfortable soft-touch design; PocketCloud app enables remote PC access

Older version of Android; Slow accelerometer; Lackluster audio

With its sharp display, attractive design and clean Android interface, the Dell Venue 8 provides an enjoyable tablet experience for a very affordable $179. However, its Intel processor offered mixed performance. Navigating menus, opening apps and...

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Dell Venue 8 ( 2013)

 

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 8 starts at an affordable $179 for 16GB of internal storage, with a microSD expansion slot, and smoothly runs a pure version of Android Jelly Bean. Its soft, grippy back makes it comfortable to hold.

The touch screen is sometimes unresponsive, large games take long to load, and battery life only lasts about a day.

The Dell Venue 8 is perfect for the budget shopper with modest needs.

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Dell Venue, The Android Version

 

The Android-based Dell Venue is, like the Windows-based Venue Pro, neither svelte nor lightweight. But does pack a punch.

Unlocked. Tough Gorilla Glass screen takes all kinds of abuse. Huge screen is great for those with man hands. Did we mention it's unlocked

Android 2.2. Poor camera performance in low-light settings. Dell’s skin on top of Android isn't terrible, but most applications are better replaced with third-party offerings

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 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 / No
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Atom™
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:Z3740D
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