Tablet Review – Dell Venue 8 Pro

Jaycee De Guzman November 2, 2013 8

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We can finally say that Dell is coming back to the tablet business. With its new Dell Venue 8 Pro, the said tech giant is going strong in terms of its new innovation and gadget developments. According to them, the Venue 8 Pro is a device that everyone will love to use because of its flexibility and versatility in catering its services. It comes in two storage configurations that consumers can choose from along with other impressive specifications. Although the device is relatively small, it still packs enough features to compete in the market. This review will tell you more that you need to know.

Tablet Review - Dell Venue 8 Pro

Lightweight And Functional

The Dell Venue 8 Pro only weighs 0.87 pounds. Available in red and black shell colors, this small tablet looks sleek and very premium among its competition. The sides are curved with enough distance that makes it easy to hold and carry. The back has an engraved groovy pattern that adds for an extra clutch. In terms of its display details, this tablet also has 8 inches of diagonal screen size that is powered by IPS HD. It showcases 1280 x 800 pixels of screen resolution that is considerably decent for a device with such a small size. The primary and secondary camera has 1.2 and 5 megapixels respectively. Users can expect that when they review their photos or browse the internet, they will have a respectable high definition experience.

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Hardware And Software

Tablet Review - Dell Venue 8 ProLike what has already been said, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is available in two configurations. One version has 32 GB while the other has 64 GB of built-in storage. Other than these two, every specification that comes with this device will be the same. This includes the 2GB RAM and quad-core Intel Atom Z3740D chipset. It has a clock speed of 1.8 GHz which runs along the Intel Gen 7 Graphics GPU. The battery is a 2-Cell 4830 mAh which has 10 hours of capacity for an average usage. Software-wise, this tablet is powered by the Windows 8.1 operating system and will come with the default and pre-installed Microsoft applications. Users can connect wirelessly through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as LTE.

Price And Other Details

The Dell Venue 8 Pro is available at Dell’s official online store at a starting price of $299. If the consumer chose to add a case and stylus, it will increase to $369.99. On the other hand, in the Amazon site, consumers can check out the 32 GB version of this tablet with the same $299.00 value. However, the one with 64 GB has a more expensive price of $347.92.

Do you think Dell Venue 8 Pro is competitive enough?

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8 Comments »

  1. Justin L Leonard  November 3, 2013 at 2:29 am - Reply

    I have talked with Dell and confirmed that LTE option is currently not available with current shipping product. I have also looked at the picture that they provide and the SIM slot is not there like the preproduction units.

    • Jaycee De Guzman
      Jaycee De Guzman  November 3, 2013 at 6:14 am - Reply

      Hi Justin, thank you for your feedback. It seems that they’ve run out of stocks that are LTE-capable? Did they tell you when will the LTE-capable versions will be available? – Jaycee

      • Justin L Leonard  November 3, 2013 at 6:29 am - Reply

        I was told that all current devices will not have LTE and no date for when the LTE will be available.
        I also wish it had GPS functionality.

        • Jaycee De Guzman
          Jaycee De Guzman  November 3, 2013 at 7:49 am - Reply

          Thank you for your speedy response, Justin. Let’s keep hoping that it’ll be very soon that Dell will release that version.

  2. Tess  November 4, 2013 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Shouldn’t you fix your review to not show LTE as an option. Dell NEVER mentioned LTE at all, not once. Its easy to check facts http://www.dell.com/ca/p/tablets-touch?&l=en#!tablets you know this thing we call the internet.

    • Jaycee De Guzman
      Jaycee De Guzman  November 4, 2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Hi Tess, thank you for your feedback. I’d recommend that you check http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/secure/en/Documents/dell-venue-8pro-brochure.pdf. There’s a portion there that indicates “LTE”. Nevertheless, I’ve been seeing discussions (or complaints) that there’s no LTE feature for Dell Venue 8 Pro. I may write an update regarding this. Hopefully, Dell will issue a press release regarding this customers’ complaints/feedbacks. – Jaycee

  3. Winmaar  November 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I’ve talked to dell a few minutes ago and LTE version is planned to be realased in deceber.

    • Jaycee De Guzman
      Jaycee De Guzman  November 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing that informaton, Winmaar. Is that target release date (December) store-specific only? Or it’ll be for the entire US?

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