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Dell Venue 8 PRO 5855

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1675 reviews of Dell Venue 8 PRO 5855. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and portability are generally positive. The durability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the apps and connectivity. There are some mixed comments about the storage and size.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Venue 8 PRO 5855

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 PRO 5855 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Venue 8 PRO 5855

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 917 user reviews of Dell Venue 8 PRO 5855 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

 

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.

If you’re on the lookout for a solid 8-inch Windows tablet for running a mix of apps and Windows programs, Dell’s Venue 8 Pro is a solid choice at a reasonable price – especially since we’ve recently seen it on sale at Staples for $280. But it isn’t...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

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 o

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.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet Computer- FNCWV8P04

 

The quest for a decent 8-inch tablet with full Windows 8.1 continues, and Dell believes it has finally cracked the code for balancing price, performance, design, and usability with the Venue 8 Pro.

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.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell Venue 8 Pro review: An inexpensive 8-inch tablet with a premium feel

 

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.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Dell Venue 8 Pro

 

Smallest form factor for true Windows 8.1 tablets. Portability. Good battery life. Easy to hold and use. Very affordable price. USB charging

Text and desktop mode items are small. Stylus accuracy needs improvement. Only 11GB free after initial setup. No docking keyboard option. USB Host requires dongle. No HDMI or DisplayPort

The Dell Venue 8 Pro is a Windows 8.1 entry-level tablet that certainly corrects the problems that can crop up when from using mobile tablets like the iPad or Google Nexus families. But is it a replacement for a Windows laptop PC? On that, we're not so...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Michelle Mastin (pcworld.com)

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.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

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...

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

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Oliver Moebel (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 Tablet Review

 

Back to business. The latest edition of Dell's Venue 8 Pro presents itself as an extremely strong teammate in our test - thanks to the latest Cherry Trail platform in conjunction with generous dual-channel working memory. However, the colleague is not...

high hardware performance ; furnished with Windows 10 Professional ; solid build

slightly dark screen ; middling battery life ; poor connectivity

Dell's Venue 8 Pro is undoubtedly a solid tablet. The performance that Dell extracts from Intel's Cherry Trail platform seems quite amazing. The configuration of 4 GB of working memory in dual-channel mode ensures measurable performance advantages...

May, 2016

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet

 

8-inch versatility. The Dell Venue 8 Pro is an 8-inch tablet based on Intel's current-generation Atom processor. Does the pint-sized Windows 8.1 tablet, which comes with MS Office free of charge, really enhance productivity and is it a worthwhile...

Very bright screen, Good performance, Decent build quality, Microsoft Office is included, Windows compatibility with Office in a small package

Active stylus needs improvement, Small screen for productivity work, No docking station option, No physical video out, Video out would be on the top of our list

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Robert Nelson (slashgear.com)

Dell Venue 8 Pro review

 

Not to be confused by the Android tablet with a similar name, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is running Windows. Unlike the difference in operating systems though, there is one similarity to some of those Dell Android tablets, the processor. Dell has the Venue 8...

Bottom line here, the Dell Venue 8 Pro appears to be a decent value for the asking price. We do have to admit though, we struggled a bit to find a place where it truly fits in our work flow. Granted, that is just one specific person, so we have to...

Dec, 2013

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