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DELL Venue 8 Pro Intel Atom® 32 GB 20.3 cm (8") 2 GB Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Windows 8.1 Black

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Bullet Points DELL Venue 8 Pro Intel Atom® 32 GB 20.3 cm (8") 2 GB Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Windows 8.1 Black
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  • - Slate Mobile tablet Black
  • - 20.3 cm (8") 1280 x 800 pixels IPS
  • - Intel Atom® Z3740D 1.33 GHz
  • - 32 GB Flash Card reader integrated
  • - Single camera 5 MP Front camera 1.2 MP
  • - Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Bluetooth 4.0
  • - 18 Wh 4830 mAh 9.9 h
  • - Windows 8.1 32-bit
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Venue 8 Pro - 8.0", IPS, 1280 x 800, Atom Z3740D 1.33GHz, 2GB DDR3 1600 MHz, HD Graphics, 32 GB eMMC, 4830mAh, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 1.2/5MP HD Webcam, Windows 8.1 x32, black
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Big-picture productivity in a compact tablet
Crystal-clear touch screen: Witness impeccable detail on the 8" HD 800p display and navigate with a tap, slide, swipe or pinch on the multi-touch screen. Share HD thrills with wide viewing angles that allow multiple viewers to see HD content in stunning detail, simultaneously.

Front and rear cameras: Take great photos and shoot video with the 1.2 MP front-facing lens or video chat with the 5 MP rear-facing camera.

Room to grow: Easily expand your storage capacity with card-reader support for MicroSD, SDHC and SDXC.
A keyboard that’s also a case: An optional external keyboard and integrated case enables easy laptop-style typing when opened and provides screen protection when it’s closed.

Dell Active Stylus support: Hand-write notes and convert them to text with the optional Dell Active Stylus for easy note taking whenever, wherever.

Complete performance, in the palm of your hand
Compact yet powerful: Whatever you’re creating, the Dell Venue 8 Pro helps you build it quickly with an ultrafast Intel® Atom™ processor Z3740 (up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core). This latest family of Z3000 Intel® Atom™ processors delivers leading CPU technology and high-end graphics capability designed to give the Dell Venue 8 Pro desktop-like performance.

Windows mobility, productivity and collaboration: Take the full functionality of Windows 8.1 with you wherever you go. Whether you’re on the road or on vacation, Dell Venue 8 Pro gives you complete access to Office Home & Student 2013.

Windows 8 apps: There’s an app for everything you do, from managing contacts and email to sharing photos, listening to music and staying connected. Your Dell Venue 8 Pro gives you quick access to everything in the Windows Store and easy access to the apps you already have on your Windows 8 PC.

All-day battery life: Watch back-to-back movies or spend your day at the office without a cord with up to 9.9 hours of battery life

Fast connections
Dual-band WiFi: Establish fast, reliable connections to WiFi hotspots around town, on campus or at home.

Bluetooth connectivity: Simplify connections to a compatible mouse, external keyboard or other accessories with the speed and convenience of Bluetooth 4.0. Or sync up some compatible Bluetooth speakers for great sound without the wires.

Wireless display technology: Stream HD videos, photos or presentations from your Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet to your compatible TV through Miracast wireless technology.* Miracast’s secure, direct connection eliminates the need to connect to a local WiFi signal.

Safe, secure coverage
Peace of mind: Dell’s optional Accidental Damage Service ensures your tablet stays protected. Rest easy. We’ll repair or replace your device in case of accidents, like spills, drops, falls or electrical surges.

Dell Tablet Folio
Protect your Dell Venue 8 Pro’s screen with a cover that folds for easy viewing and typing.

Dell Active Stylus
Capture signatures, take notes, and edit and retouch photos with pinpoint precision using the Dell Active Stylus.

Your new Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet comes with America’s best standard support
90 days Premium Phone Support
24x7 advanced phone support for hardware and software issues (including support for 3rd party software). You can count on us for a great experience and rapid support.

One Year of Rapid Return for Repair after Remote Diagnosis
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Short summary description DELL Venue 8 Pro Intel Atom® 32 GB 20.3 cm (8") 2 GB Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Windows 8.1 Black:
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DELL Venue 8 Pro, 20.3 cm (8"), 1280 x 800 pixels, 32 GB, 2 GB, Windows 8.1, Black

Long summary description DELL Venue 8 Pro Intel Atom® 32 GB 20.3 cm (8") 2 GB Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Windows 8.1 Black:
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DELL Venue 8 Pro. Display diagonal: 20.3 cm (8"), Display resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels. Internal storage capacity: 32 GB. Processor frequency: 1.33 GHz, Processor family: Intel Atom®, Processor model: Z3740D. Internal memory: 2 GB. Rear camera resolution (numeric): 5 MP, Rear camera type: Single camera, Front camera resolution (numeric): 1.2 MP. Top Wi-Fi standard: Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n). Card reader integrated. Weight: 388 g. Operating system installed: Windows 8.1. Product colour: Black

Display diagonal *
20.3 cm (8")
Display resolution *
1280 x 800 pixels
LED backlight
Panel type
Touch technology
Native aspect ratio
Processor manufacturer *
Processor family *
Intel Atom®
Processor model *
Processor cores
Processor threads
Processor boost frequency
1.83 GHz
Processor frequency *
1.33 GHz
Processor cache
2 MB
Processor cache type
Conflict-Free processor
FSB Parity
Graphics & IMC lithography
22 nm
Processor code
Processor codename
Bay Trail
Processor lithography
22 nm
Processor operating modes
32-bit, 64-bit
Processor package size
17 x 17 mm
Processor series
Intel Atom Z3700 Series
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
2.2 W
90 °C
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
2.2 W
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Internal memory *
2 GB
Internal memory type
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
Internal storage capacity *
32 GB
Card reader integrated *
Compatible memory cards
MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size
64 GB
Storage media *
Graphics card family
Graphics card
HD Graphics
Built-in speaker(s)
Rear camera
Rear camera type *
Single camera
Rear camera resolution (numeric) *
5 MP
Video recording
Front camera *
Front camera resolution (numeric)
1.2 MP
Bluetooth version
Top Wi-Fi standard *
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Wi-Fi standards
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
Ports & interfaces
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Microphone in
Combo headphone/mic port
Headphone out
Device type *
Mobile tablet
Form factor *
Product colour *
GPS (satellite)
Position location *
Platform *
Operating system architecture
Operating system installed *
Windows 8.1
Processor special features
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Processor special features
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Embedded options available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Identity Protection Technology version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Secure Key Technology version
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Battery capacity *
4830 mAh
Battery capacity
18 Wh
Number of battery cells
Battery life (max)
9.9 h
AC adapter power
10 W
AC adapter input voltage
100 - 240 V
AC adapter frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Weight & dimensions
130 mm
9 mm
216 mm
388 g
Packaging content
Keyboard included
AC adapter included
Quick start guide
Carrying case
Other features
Processor socket
BGA 1380
Docking connector
64-bit computing
Processor ARK ID
Source Testseek summary Average rating
2013-12-18 06:28:04
Uk has collected 148 expert reviews for DELL Venue 8 Pro Intel Atom® 32 GB 20.3 cm (8") 2 GB Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Windows 8.1 Black and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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2013-12-18 06:28:04
Dell has officially announced the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, reviving an old family name with the launch of two tablets at 8 and 10.8 inches. The smaller of the two models was first seen at IDF 2013, but we got the chance to play with a pre-production sampl...
2013-12-18 06:28:04
What is the Dell Venue Pro 8? The Dell Venue Pro is an 8-inch, Windows 8.1 tablet that like the Toshiba Encore , the Acer W4 and the Lenovo MiiX2, gives you a full version of Microsoft's latest operating system so you can reap the benefits of having a PC...
Good Comfortable and attractive design, Great battery life, Sharp, bright display...
Bad Awkward Windows Home button placement, Requires additional OTA cable for USB support, Keyboard not included...
Bottom line This is by far the best 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet we've seen it's just a shame that Microsoft's operating system is not yet fully equipped for a smaller screen...
2013-12-18 06:28:04
The Venue Pro 8 identical to competing Android tablets on the market. But running full Windows 8.1 means it should have more functionality than Android and even its iOS counterparts. Dell is hoping the small form factor will be deployed in a variety of s...
2013-12-18 06:28:04
Dell has taken the Venue name out of the deep freeze. With the help of Bay Trail and Windows 8.1, its entering the world small, long lasting tablets running Microsoft's hybrid OS. Shoved into the spotlight at IDF 2013, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is an 8-inch ta...
Good Affordable, Manageable form factor, MicroSD support...
Bad Plasticy, No LTE option...
Bottom line The Venue 8 Pro is one of the best small Windows 8 tablets on the market, and it's got the power to run basic desktop software, older applications and Start screen apps, but tablets like the iPad mini and Nexus 7 have better screens, smoother operating sy...
2013-12-18 06:28:04
Like a lot of popular notions, this one happens to be untrue, but I'd like to run with it briefly anyway. So here we are in 2011, and Windows is called Fenster, though the BlackBerry is still the BlackBerry, but might have been la Mûre had the French won...
2014-01-29 01:27:57
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. Convertible laptops, in their myriad shapes and sizes, have been a moderate success, thanks...
Good Nice IPS screen, Active Stylus support, Build quality feels solid, Decent battery life...
Bad Stylus sold separately, No HDMI-out, We still need (way) more Win 8 apps, Weaker performance than some ARM tablets...
Bottom line 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 alo...
2014-02-20 01:06:00
There's no reason why Windows can't work on a small screen tablet, but efforts like Toshiba's Encore haven't made much of a case for the combo. The Dell Venue 8 Pro, however, is a more enticing proposition. Not only is this the smaller sibling of the most...
Good Solid performance, Decent screen, Slim and light design, Runs full Windows 8.1...
Bad Screen is small for Windows desktop apps, Average battery life...
Bottom line Given the lack of competition, it's not saying much when we label the Venue 8 Pro the best small screen Windows tablet around. All the same, it's the first to make a convincing case for such a device. It's small, light and easy to lug around, but also sp...
2014-02-20 01:06:00
Microsoft has finally given manufacturers the green-light to develop sub-10in Windows 8.x tablets. Dell is aiming to capitalise on this by offering the Venue 8 Pro, a device chocked full of business features. The Venue 8 starts at £239 inc VAT – more tha...
Good Good build quality; Compact design; Numerous business features...
Bad Mediocre screen; Average battery life; No removable battery...
Bottom line Dell proves there is life in 8in Windows 8.x devices. There are advantages to having a small tablet which can support all Windows applications, but the screen and specification could be better...
2014-02-25 01:03:14
Dell's Venue 8 Pro is one of a growing number of Atom-based 8in tablets running Windows 8 or 8.1 that all seem to be targeting the same market segment as many low-cost Android devices and Apple's iPad Mini, and thus carry a competitive price tag themselve...
Good Light and compact, all-day battery life, good value, Microsoft Office included...
Bad Relatively underpowered, small screen restricts usefulness...
Bottom line Dell's Venue 8 Pro has a better display than some 8in Windows 8 tablets we have seen but, with its small screen and low performance, it's still effectively a netbook replacement...
2014-02-25 01:03:14
The all-black Dell Venue 8 Pro has one of the slimmest profiles of all the Windows 8-based tablets we've seen to date (about 9mm), and the most streamlined aesthetics. It's a product that's aimed at businesses as much as regular consumers and students...
Good Compact size, Textured back, MicroSD card slot...
Bad No Micro-HDMI, A little sluggish at times, Some noticeable backlight bleeding...
Bottom line The Dell Venue 8 is a nifty little Windows 8.1 tablet device that can fit into the palm of your hand thanks to its 8in screen and thin body. It's a decent performer for most tasks, but can struggle a little with CPU-intensive Web streaming...
2014-03-07 01:05:04
Dell's Venue 8 Pro is an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet that's available either standalone or with some handy accessories including a Bluetooth keyboard, cover/stand and a stylus. So is it better than the other Windows tabs we've seen? It's on sale now for £249...
Good Decent screen, powerful processor, sturdy build, good battery life...
Bad No HDMI...
Bottom line The Dell Venue 8 Pro is a reasonably powerful Windows 8 device for a decent price. However, you'll need to shell out for an additional keyboard to get the most use out of it. Specifications Software Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Processor Quad-core...
2014-04-10 01:35:44
Business tablets never feel quite right when using iOS or Android, but Windows 8.1 is a much better fit – the full-fat version of Microsoft's OS can run desktop software, and these machines often come with more versatile specifications than their business...
Good Bright screen; tough exterior; expandable storage; reasonable battery life...
Bad Sluggish performance; not much storage space; poor speakers; middling screen resolution...
Bottom line The Venue 8 Pro is one of the best small Windows 8 tablets on the market, and it's got the power to run basic desktop software, older applications and Start screen apps, but tablets like the iPad mini and Nexus 7 have better screens, smoother operating s...
2014-08-06 03:57:43
All of this comes in a package that's thin and light enough to be mistaken for an Android tablet but in reality, the Dell Venue 8 Pro can do so much more than any Android device out there right now. With the ability to run most Windows desktop apps as wel...
2014-08-06 03:57:43
Lisa Gade reviews the Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8 tablet. This is an 8 inch full Windows 8.1 32 bit tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad core 1.33GHz Z3740D processor, 2 gigs of DDR3L RAM and 32 or 64 gigs of solid state storage. This has a fanless des...
2014-08-13 01:49:32
You might find that not all desktop applications will comfortably make the transition to a smaller 8in screen, however. The display has a 1,280x800 resolution, which is lower than the standard 1,366x768 on most laptops.Navigating the Windows 8 Desktop can...
2015-02-26 03:45:35
Dell has slashed the priced of its latest 8in Windows tablet to £120 as it aims to compete with low-cost Android alternatives. The Venue 8 Pro 3000 is available for a competitive £119 (inc VAT). It's half the price of the 2014 Venue 8 Pro , but does this...
Good Good build quality, Long battery life, Office 365 included (1year), Full Windows compatibility...
Bad Modest performance, Only 1GB memory, Screen could be brighter...
Bottom line Despite its limited performance, the Venue 8 Pro 3000 a great value full Windows tablet...
2016-02-04 05:39:14
If the Venue 8 Pro is any indication of portable Windows 8 tablets to come, then the future looks bright for this tablet sector.Admittedly, we haven't been the biggest fans of Windows 8 tablets in the past, for a variety of reasons. However, Dell's Venue...
Good Great build quality, Generally good performance, Ample storage, Expandable, Reasonably priced...
Bad Gets a little warm under load, Windows 8 apps don't match up to iOS and Android counterparts...
2016-04-02 04:45:08
The all-black Dell Venue 8 Pro has one of the slimmest profiles of all the Windows 8-based tablets we've seen to date (about 9mm), and the most streamlined aesthetics. It's a product that's aimed at businesses as much as regular consumers and students.On...
Good Compact size, Textured back, MicroSD card slot...
Bad No Micro-HDMI, A little sluggish at times, Some noticeable backlight bleeding...
Bottom line The Dell Venue 8 is a nifty little Windows 8.1 tablet device that can fit into the palm of your hand thanks to its 8in screen and thin body. It's a decent performer for most tasks, but can struggle a little with CPU-intensive Web streaming...
2016-12-01 06:26:22
Since Microsoft released it's Windows 8.1 update, it allowed manufacturers to target smaller form-factors devices due to the improvements in the underlying code such as support for portrait orientation and also the removal of resolution restrictions.Micro...
2016-12-01 06:26:22
Dell is no stranger to the tablet market. The Android based Streak line of tablets didn't necessarily got it the response or sales it had hoped for but that's not stopping the from trying- especially since the tractional PC market is shrinking. But does t...
Good Lightweight, Decent Screen, Good Viewing Angles...
Bad Can get Hot, Cant get Full Brightness, Low Usable Storage...
Bottom line The Dell Venue 8 Pro is certainly a capable tablet and coupled with a stand and keyboard it can be a capable budget laptop as well. It comes with a full version of Windows and the inclusion of Microsoft Office is a good bonus. At AED 1299 in some shops...
2016-12-01 06:26:22
Dell's entry into the Windows 8 tablet is the Venue 8 Pro — an 8-inch fully-functional PC packed in a small form factor. It's a new breed of personal computing device that might practically replace the netbook. Check out our full review of the Dell Venue...
Good Simple, light and sleek design, Long battery life, Capable quad-core processor, Good display quality, Affordable price point...
Bad No micro-HDMI output...
Bottom line The Dell Venue 8 Pro has a lot of promise and potential. It can be a netbook or laptop replacement, although you might need an external mouse or keyboard every once and a while. It's a companion device and a capable productivity tool. It's like having a l...
2013-12-18 06:28:03
& Design While "ultrabook" has become the byword for a sleek, portable Windows 8 experience, in many consumers' minds it also means "expensive." Looking at the success of affordable 7-inch Android tablets such as the and the , PC manufacturers such a...
Good Affordable price for a full-Windows tablet, Easy to use with one hand, Bright, crisp display, Impressively loud audio, Microsoft Office included, Snappy performance, Good battery life...
Bad Lackluster camera, Full-size USB adapter not included, Wireless keyboard not yet available...
Bottom line The $299 Venue 8 Pro demonstrates the versatility of Windows 8 tablets: It delivers vivid visuals, excellent audio, and eight-hour battery life in a thin chassis that's light enough to hold comfortably in one hand...
2013-12-18 06:28:03
Miniature tablets are becoming more and more popular, with devices like Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad mini in the vanguard. Acer tried to bring Windows to the mini form with its Iconia W3 earlier this year, but that tablet was hampered by an awful scr...
Good Full Windows 8.1 OS, Very thin and light, Solid build quality...
Bad Only one USB port for both charging and data transfer, Optional stylus doesn't live up to expectations...
Bottom line 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...
2013-12-18 06:28:03
Dell is approaching the compact 8-inch Windows tablet segment with both eyes wide open, and the Dell Venue 8 Pro ($299 list ($329 bundled with stylus and case)) is the result. It's an entry-level slate tablet running a full version of Windows 8.1: There's...
Good Smallest form factor for true Windows 8.1 tablets. Portability. Good battery life. Easy to hold and use. Very affordable price. USB charging.
Bad 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...
Bottom line 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 s...
2013-12-18 06:28:03
Dell's latest line of Venue Pro devices pack the Windows 8.1 experience within a thin and light pair of tablets. The 8-inch Venue 8 Pro is the smaller of the two slates, boasting a bright screen, preloaded Microsoft Office and a build cozy enough to hold...
Good Bright display, Lightweight design, Smooth performance, Preloaded Microsoft Office...
Bad Awkward home button placement, Mixed audio quality...
Bottom line 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...
2013-12-18 06:28:03
The tablet market is peculiar. It started out with a form factor of the iPad with 9.7 inches of screen real estate, and then suddenly, small tablets were all the rage, with the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7 kickstarting the now popular form factor for t...
Bottom line The Dell Venue 8 Pro not only stands tall among the latest range of mini Windows tablets, it pretty much rivals the iPad mini too, which comes at the same price for a similarly spec’d version. It also provides better value for the higher price it comma...
2013-12-18 06:28:04
With the new Dell Venue 8 Pro, we're finally seeing a full-blown Windows 8.1 tablet for the masses. And when I mean the masses, I don't mean people willing to pay $900 and up for a tablet, or $1,000 and up for a combo tablet-ultrabook device. I mean pe...
2013-12-18 06:28:04
Could Dell's miniature tablet replace the iPad mini with Retina display in my bag, and power even more of my digital life from its 8-inch display? I spent a week finding out...
Good Great price for a Windows tablet, Good battery life, Solid performance...
Bad Broken auto brightness, No Micro HDMI to make use of desktop apps, Bad Windows key placement...
2013-12-30 01:39:52
The Pro-series, which currently consists of a 8 and a 10 inch model, packs an Atom Z3740D processor, 2 GB of RAM , 32 GB of eMMC flash storage, and runs Windows 8.1. At first glance, running a full-fledged Windows on a tablet seems like overkill - after a...
Good Very bright screen, Good performance, Decent build quality, Microsoft Office is included...
Bad Active stylus needs improvement, Small screen for productivity work, No docking station option, No physical video out...
Bottom line Dell Venue 8 Pro The Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet offers good performance , decent enough build quality, and Windows 8.1 in a lightweight, easily transportable package. The fact that Office Home and Student is included in the purchase price of $300 is an adde...
2014-01-19 01:43:58
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 on its second. Not to be left out, Dell recently started shipping the Venue 8 Pro, which costs about th...
Good Bright screen with good viewing angles, Long battery life, Great bang for your buck, Allows for pen input...
Bad Awkwardly placed Start button, Pen input can be unreliable...
Bottom line 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...
2014-01-23 01:09:34
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 Pr...
Bottom line 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 disco...
2014-02-09 01:06:48
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take the Dell's first 8″ Windows tablet, the Venue 8 Pro, for a spin. While it certainly didn't dethrone my iPad Air or my wife's Mini, I did find it to be a very capable device. So much so that my oldest son is n...
2014-02-27 01:11:36
Based around an Intel Atom x86 processor rather than an ARM mobile chipset, the Dell Venue 8 Pro has an instant advantage to Android and iOS tablets: it can run full desktop applications.Dell Venue 8 ProWhat's even better is it comes in a very compact pac...
Good Compact size despite running full Windows, grippy rubberised back, nice IPS display...
Bad 2GB RAM limits multitasking and heavier apps, no LTE/Cellular variant, microUSB to USB adaptor would be a handy inclusion...
2014-03-09 01:04:41
With Windows 8.1 unleashed by Microsoft a couple of weeks ago, it's about time we started seeing some new hardware. One of the big new areas for Microsoft is in the 8-inch tablet range, where Apple and Android have been fighting it out for some time now.S...
2014-03-12 01:08:09
The Atom chip. Windows 8. For those seeking productivity and portability these technologies promised to fulfil that need but ultimately fell short. Intel's Bay Trail CPU and Windows 8.1 are designed to finally meet those needs but do they really combine t...
Bottom line In summary, the Dell feels more like a regular, full powered PC than a tablet built for casual usage. Tasks execute quickly, with the exception of things like installing programs or unzipping files since that is still dependent on relatively slow eMMC sto...
2014-03-20 01:31:29
The Dell Venue 8 Pro has drawn tremendous interest thanks to its $300 price tag -- an amazingly low cost for a tablet that runs the full version of Windows. Which raises the question, how well does this device perform?It has an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 screen...
Good Low Price, Decent Performance, Good Screen...
Bad microSD card required, Good vision a necessity...
Bottom line After once being at the top, Dell has been struggling in recent years as tablets have cut into the sales of the low-cost PCs that were once its bread and butter. The company has been trying to reverse its fortunes, and the Venue 8 Pro might be the produc...
2014-03-20 01:31:29
Honestly, this is an 8" tablet and you probably won't want to install every piece of PC software you own on it. You can install Photoshop, but it's not an ideal user experience on the small display and the CPU is decent but not a RAW file editing monster...
2014-03-23 01:16:25
With 8 inches of Windows 8.1, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is a productivity powerhouse. Unlike Microsoft's own Surface 2, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is both smaller and lighter while at the same time more powerful as it is based on Intel's x86-based quad-core Atom pro...
Bottom line Though there will be little that differentiates the Venue 8 Pro from 8-inch slabs from Toshiba and Lenovo, where Dell shines is in execution and an ecosystem that supports varying needs and lifestyles. The optional digitizing stylus as well as fitted wire...
2014-03-27 01:11:38
The Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet is just a bit bigger than an iPad mini, but it packs enough power to handle desktop apps. It ships with Windows 8.1 software, comes with Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student pre-installed, and has an Intel Atom Bay Trail proces...
Bottom line There aren't many tablets that offer what the Dell Venue 8 Pro does: It's an inexpensive device that can run mobile-friendly apps as well as the same apps you might run on your desktop or notebook PC. There's an option for a pressure-sensitive pen which...
2014-05-09 01:18:45
Dell has something for everyone with its Venue 8 tablets, which come in both Android and Windows 8.1 flavors. The Venue 8 is the Android-based model, while the Venue 8 Pro runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Dell isn’t the first to put Windows 8.1 in...
Bottom line We like both of Dell’s Venue 8 tablets, but they’re entirely different devices, with different hardware and operating systems. They’re likely to appeal to different segments of the market, too. So, while our HotHardware Approved award applies to both t...
2014-05-23 01:33:53
What a difference a year makes. Last year, the then-new iPad Mini was the unquestioned top pick for a media tablet , thanks to its friendly iTunes software for managing your personal media and its superior hardware, which easily outperformed the corner-cu...
2014-06-19 01:44:30
Let's not mince words: the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablets were no good. The Intel Atom chips that powered them were too slow for all but the most basic usage. Windows 8 was initially designed for tablets sized 10-inches-and-up, and many of the OS' feature...
Good Snappy performance in an attractive package, Bright and colorful screen, Full Windows 8.1 and basic Office 2013 software for $300, Excellent battery life, Case and keyboard accessories are functional, if imperfect...
Bad A little larger and bulkier than some Android and iOS tablets, Windows app ecosystem is still playing catch up, Small screen makes it a middling candidate for a laptop replacement, Few ports, Lack of thumb rejection can be frustrating...
2014-06-27 01:26:05
Hitting the Bay Trail. Forget everything you think you know about Intel's Atom processor. The Dell Venue 8 Pro is powered by a Bay Trail technology, quad-core Atom CPU that delivers plenty of power for everyday tasks, blowing away its predecessor in test...
Good Runs full version of Windows 8.1, Responsive and fast, Includes Microsoft Office Home and Student...
Bad Windows Start button poorly placed, Windows app store smaller than those for Android or iOS, Keyboard an extracost accessory...
Bottom line If you want a small Windows 8 tablet for work or play, the Dell Venue 8 Pro delivers the full Windows 8.1 operating system in a portable -- and almost pocket-sized -- package.PerformanceHitting the Bay Trail. Forget everything you think you know about Int...
2014-10-12 02:24:52
Whether you like them or not, tablets – more specifically, cheap tablets running Google's Android operating system – have come to define the mobile computing space. Sure, many users need the comfort, power and versatility that only full-size laptops can p...
Bottom line Like so many other tablets. How great the Dell Venue 8 is going to be for your needs comes down to what you care about. At $179, it's not a terrible eReader at all. Again, text is crisp and there's plenty of storage if you ever want to watch a movie.Dell...
2014-12-13 01:18:09
In January of this year (2014), we reviewed Dell's 8-inch Venue 8 Pro 5830 Windows tablet. At the time, the tablet cost about 270 Euros (~330 USD) and make a good impression on us. Our current test device, the Venue 8 Pro 3845, is slimmed-down version wit...
Good Brighter IPS display with higher contrast and stable viewing angles, Reasonably good manufacturing quality, Good battery life, Oneyear Office 365 license, Low price...
Bad 1 GB RAM, No video output, High power drain in standby...
Bottom line On the whole, the Dell Venue 8 Pro made a good impression on us. This is a simple Windows 8.1 tablet designed primarily for internet and media-related applications, on the market for just 160 to 180 Euros (~200 to 225 USD). In order to put such a low pri...
2015-05-16 03:48:57
Dell's new Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet offers users a fine display, good features and impressive audio -- at a reasonable price.With the new Dell Venue 8 Pro, we're finally seeing a full-blown Windows 8.1 tablet for the masses. And when I mean the mass...
Bottom line If you're looking for a reasonably priced, well-performing Windows 8.1 tablet, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is the one to get. Given its size, it's suitable only as a tablet and won't do double-duty as an ultrabook, as the far more expensive Surface Pro 2 wit...
2015-05-21 02:28:43
The Retina iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 go toe to toe in InfoWorld Test Center's reviewWhat a difference a year makes. Last year, the then-new iPad Mini was the unquestioned top pick for a...
2016-04-02 04:45:01
The original Dell Venue 8 Pro was one of the most popular Windows 8 tablets of 2014 thanks to a combination of good performance and low price. Dell introduced a new generation tablet designed for Windows 10. Will it prove just as popular? The recently-rel...
Good Windows 10, Nice screen, Decent performance, USB TypeC...
Bad Barely adequate battery life...
Bottom line The Venue 8 Pro 5855 isn't a bad device, but it doesn't really live up to its predecessor. The screen is quite attractive, and it's nice that Dell included USB Type-C. But the performance is just adequate, and the battery life could definitely be better.V...