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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 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and portability are on the whole positive. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and apps get critical opinions. Opinions about the storage and size are different.

performance, price, durability, portability, reliability

screen, usability, connectivity, apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Venue 8 PRO 5855 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

This summary is based on the products: Dell 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 5830 Tablet (Black) - (Intel Atom up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, WLAN, BT, 2x Camera, Windows 8.1)

Dec, 2018

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.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Venue 8 Pro 64 GB Tablet (Windows 8.1)Dell Venue 8 Pro 64 GB Tablet (Windows 8.1)

Dec, 2018

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 : Michael Andronico (laptopmag.com)

Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

 

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

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.

Dec, 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:18 / 19.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):18 / 19.5
Battery life (max):10 / 9.9
Battery performance:4830
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Zinc-Сarbon
Number of battery cells:1 / 2

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 2
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Certification:EPEAT Gold, BFR/PVC
Color of product:Black / Red / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate / Slider
Product color:Black
RoHS compliance: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1200 x 800 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IGZO / IPS / TFT
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10 / 23 / 24
Energy Star certified: Yes
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Graphics:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / No
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598 - 420000 / -598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598 - 120000 / -598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 65 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
Docking connector: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Miracast:Y
Mouse included:N
Processor socket:BGA1380 / BGA592 / FC-MB4760
Solid-state drive capacity:64
USB connector type:USB Type-C
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Dell E-Value Code:ca001tv8p9gerret / CA001TV8P9WER / CA002TV8P9EMEAPRO / CA002TV8P9WER / ca003tv8p9de / CA003TV8P9EMEAMBPRO / ca003tv8p9germbproorder / CA003TV8P9WERMB / CNV8P03 / SM003TV8P9GERMBPRO
GPS:No / O / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Password protection:Y
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes
Position location:N / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10 / 23 / 24
Energy Star certified:Y
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Conflict Free processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Number of execution units:12
PCI Express configurations:2x1,1x2
Processor:x5-Z8500 / Z2580 / Z3735G / Z3740 / Z3740D / Z3745D / Z3775D
Processor ARK ID:70100 / 76759 / 78416 / 80269 / 80271 / 80275 / 85474
Processor boost frequency:1.83 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.24 / 2.41
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR146 / SR1M5 / SR1S0 / SR1SR / SR1UD / SR27N
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Cherry Trail
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.44 / 1.49 / 2
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor model:x5-Z8500 / Z2580 / Z3735G / Z3740 / Z3740D / Z3745D / Z3775D
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:14 / 17 / 17 x 17
Processor series:Intel Atom x5 series / Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2 / 2.2
Stepping:B1 / B2 / B3 / C0
Supported instruction sets:SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2 / 2.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / Y
Tjunction:90
UART:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: No
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y

Software

Bundled software:McAfee 1Y / Microsoft Office Home, Student 2013 / Office Home & Student 2013
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Android / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating system version:32 / 32-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 Pro / Pro
Platform:Android / Windows
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013 / Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center / Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
Storage media:Flash / HDD / SSD

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.354 / 5.12 / 8.5 / 9
Height:0.354 / 0.372 / 4.96 / 5.12 / 8.5 / 9
Weight:11.9 / 13.3 / 13.7 / 13.8 / 13.9 / 14
Width:5 / 5.12 / 8.5