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Dell Venue Pro 8" 32GB Windows 8.1 Blue Tablet With Intel Atom Z3740D Processor - Black - English

  • Model Number: 5830
  • WebID: 10275596
4.0
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Let your creativity take shape with the advanced processing power of the Dell Venue 8 Pro. Delivering high performance and sleek style, the lightweight design of the Venue 8 Pro is bolstered by the ultra-fast responsiveness of its Intel Atom Z3740D processor. Enjoy a prolonged battery life and delve into a tablet that encourages productivity.

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  • Pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Blue (32-bit) and a full suite of software including MS Office Home and Student 2013, OneDrive, OneNote, and more
  • Access plenty of storage with 32GB of built-in flash memory storage
  • Compatible with Micro SD memory cards with a maximum capacity of up to 128GB
  • Gorgeous 1280 x 800 high-resolution display with 10-point touch
  • Enjoy up to 8 hours of active battery life on a full charge
  • Powered by an Intel Atom Z3740D quad-core processor with a 2MB cache
  • Connect to a range of compatible devices via integrated Bluetooth, and to your home network with 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Front camera still resolution of 1.2MP and video resolution of 720p at 30fps
  • Rear camera still resolution of 5MP and video resolution of 720p at 30fps
  • Sleek form factor contributes to a device that's lightweight, portable, and a beauty to behold

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  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • SERI

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  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Display
Display Type WXGA
Screen Size 8 in
Native Screen Resolution 1283 x 800
Touchscreen Yes
3D Capable Display No
Screen Finish Glossy
Storage
Built-in Storage Capacity 32 GB
Built-in Storage Type Flash Memory
Built-in Memory Card Reader Yes
Compatible Memory Card Types MicroSD
Max Memory Card Capacity 128 GB
RAM Size 2 GB
Cameras
Rear Camera Still Resolution 5 MP
Rear Camera Video Resolution 720P @ 30 fps
Rear Camera Autofocus Yes
Rear Camera Flash No
Front Camera Still Resolution 1.2 MP
Front Camera Video Resolution 720p @ 30 fps
Front Camera Autofocus Yes
Front Camera Flash No
Video Calling (Wi-Fi) Yes
Video Calling (Cellular) No
3D Photos No
3D Video Recording No
Processor
Processor Type Intel Atom Z3740D
Processor Speed 1.8 GHz
Software
Operating System Windows 8.1
Operating System Language English
Pre-loaded Software MS Office Home & Student 2013; OneDrive; OneNote; IE10 Browser with HTML 5
App Store Compatibility Windows
Audio
Built-in Speaker Yes
Speaker Wattage Not Applicable
Integrated Microphone Yes
Microphone Input Yes
Hardware Volume Control Yes
Headphone Jack Size 3.5 mm
Connectivity
Integrated Bluetooth Yes
3G No
4G No
Cellular Provider None
Assisted GPS Navigation No
Unassisted GPS Navigation Yes
HDMI Output No
DLNA Certified No
USB 3.0 Ports No
USB 2.0 Ports No
Thunderbolt Ports No
Other Inputs/Outputs Micro USB
Power
Approximate In-use Battery Life 8 Hours
Battery - Capacity 18 Wh
Charge over USB Yes
Physical Features
Sensors Gyroscope
Hard-key QWERTY Keyboard No
Colour Black
Height 21.6 cm
Depth 13 cm
Width 0.9 cm
Height (Inches) 8.5 in
Width (Inches) 0.4 in
Weight 395 g
What's in the Box
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

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5.0
  • from Calgary, AB
  • Aug 22, 2014

Best tablet in the market for this price

At this price point, there's only one tablet worth buying: the Dell Venue 8 Pro. It's mind blowing how many features there are in such a small devices. First, the screen is stunning. Perfect resolution and touch response. Windows 8.1 is absolutely great. It does everything and then some. Web browsing is blazing fast. You can even do some light PC gaming on it, too. The only caveats are the relatively small storage, I bought a 64gb micro sd card just in case but I barely use it. Also, there's only a micro usb port so you need to use an adapter if you are looking to plug any usb devices to it. Also, battery life is very good. Very happy with this purchase!

5.0
  • from Kanata, ON
  • Aug 05, 2014

Runs desktop apps and preloaded with Office

Given the price, versatility and office. It's the best tablet I've bought so far.

4.0
  • from Whitehorse, YT
  • Jun 30, 2014

What I expected with a pleasant surprise.

Nice and light, responsive, good battery life. Pleasant surprise is that the 32 gb storage is enough for the win 8 apps, even without remove the restore partition. I did install a 64 gb SD card for my windows legacy programs and my music, etc. Hopefully Microsoft will figure out how to install Win 8 apps onto SD cards but not that big of an issue for me.

4.0
  • from Saint-denis, QC
  • Jun 12, 2014

Affordable Windows 8 tablet for the price !

Overall, it's a good purchase, good performance, ok battery life, screen quality is really fine. The only few things annoying me is the lack of true USB port, and there is only one mini usb for charging and data. 2gb of RAM is a bit border line when you use Windows 8.1 softwares... I like it.

5.0
  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jun 03, 2014

Excellent computer/tablet at an excellent price

With the full functionality of a computer, mobility of a tablet and a price that was surprising low, this tablet was one of my most greatest electronic purchases. With the power of the full Windows 8 operating system, I could play my games on Steam, as well as download all my favorite programs like Ccleaner and many others. Further persuading me to purchase the Venue was the added bonus of getting the full Microsoft Office 2013 ($139.99 retail value) which is also the deal with the RT Surface tablets. I would recommend this tablet to anyone, computer enthusiasts, tech-beginners, or anyone who needs to consume content on-the-go.

5.0
  • from Wasaga Beach, ON
  • May 18, 2014

Fantastic full win 8 tablet

No complaints, for the price you Can't go wrong. Great screen and fast

5.0
  • from St. Stephen,NB
  • Apr 23, 2014

Great Tablet

I have my Dell Venue Pro tablet for a few weeks now and I like it a lot. It has all the features of a PC and is great for travel. My main purpose was a tablet to use when I travel and the Dell is prefect as it meets all my expectations.For the price you can't go wrong.

5.0
  • from Surrey, BC
  • Apr 19, 2014

No Better Windows Tablet Out There

Dell has out done itself with the Venue 8 Pro. The key is the quad core atom processor which is very quick for most tasks. The unit is incredibly thin and light so it's great in tablet mode for browsing, reading magazines or watching TV. The real bonus is the full featured windows operating system. Put this unit in a keyboard folio and you have all the computing power you'll ever need in a neat light weight package you can take anywhere. The single USB port for charging and USB data connections offers a logistical challenge but the Bluetooth connectivity and great battery life negate the need to charge while working with connected USB devices. Even with the 32gb hard drive, there is more than enough room to run windows provided you have a micro sd card for supplemental storage. Great job Dell!

3.0
  • from Port Hardy, BC
  • Apr 06, 2014

It's okay

It's been about 2weeks but I would say if you can afford to get better one, go for it. Processing speed is fast enough touch screen works great but a little unstable. Second day with this tablet, after I turn off the WiFi, it completely died for a while. Doesn't accept my language (pretending like I can type but function is not working) I think its designed the way it is...I had no problems with my other iPhone, galaxy tab.. I meen, in my location there is no future shop and if I want exchange I gotta drive 3hours for only one way... that's the only reason that I'm keeping it. Even this morning it died when starts alarm going and I had to hold power button for few mins.. who knows.. just I got bad luck

3.0
  • from Richmond, BC
  • Apr 05, 2014

Interesting Tablet.

Interesting tablet. Browsing speeds are good, built in email app is terrible. Windows 8 is not very intuitive for tablet use. Apps selection is terrible, ecosystem is very immature. The ebook reader problem I solved by installing a full on desktop ebook library management system, Caliber. Works fine for ebooks now. Automatic screen dimmer is nasty, turn it off if you get this tablet.

4.0
  • from Moncton, NB
  • Apr 05, 2014

Great value

Bought it approx. 1 mth ago and it's very fast, easy to use and we like how we can personalize it to our taste. Well worth the price !!

2.0
  • from Aurora, ON
  • Apr 04, 2014

Not Impressed.......

Internet cuts out regularly...thankfully my computer is nearby.. This product would not be travel worthy, It freezes up and sometimes it tells me I,m not connected to the internet, and I am.........I would not recommend this Tablet. Altho it looks good, and I was excited when I first received it......but...3 weeks later I am frustrated with it, since I never know if it will connect or not......I,ve actually stopped using it....and will leave it at home on my next trip......Very Disappointed.......

5.0
  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Apr 02, 2014

Dell Venue 8 Pro

The Dell Venue 8 Pro is a fantastic Windows tablet. It runs full windows 8.1 and can actually be used as a mild desktop replacement. Yes, the 8" screen can be awkward to use at times, but when I'm at home I dock it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse to actually get stuff done. (If you want to connect USB peripherals, you will need a USB On The Go cable). I find the Atom Quad-Core powerful enough for most uses; for instance it runs Word, Chrome, the Music app at the same time without noticible lag, but it does struggle a bit with Virtual DJ (still usable though). Overall, this is a really good tablet and highly recommended.

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 01, 2014

Great value for a truly portable PC

This tablet is a full-on Windows 8.1 PC in a tablet form factor. It's quick: I can run desktop Firefox and Ableton Lite on it no problem. Also excellent for reading magazines. I ignored the whining about Dell's expensive and supposedly flawed active stylus and just got a capacitive stylus to try out the impressive handwriting recognition virtual keyboard. Biggest catch: 32GB doesn't go very far with Windows. Mine came with Office installed, leaving only 12GB free. Best devote a micro SD card to the tablet for all your desktop apps and media. Store apps are still limited to the built-in storage, but as Win8 has fewer apps than other tablets, it should be ok.

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 31, 2014

Good Value for the Price

I got this during one of the deal of the day sales, and can honestly say that the tablet is a good deal when got at that price. It runs full Windows 8.1 (yes, you get desktop mode, as awkward as it is on an 8" display), and comes with Office 2010 license (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote). For the price, and what you can do with it, you can't go wrong. Be careful, however. I'm on my third. The first one stopped charging (turns out this was a result of leaving it plugged in when fully charged for more than 3-4hr; google to find a Dell forum that explains how to fix this), and the second had a dead line of pixels. Exchanges were easy.

4.0
  • from Halifax, NS
  • Mar 31, 2014

Perfect all round tablet

its quick, can add in huge amount of storage for ITunes and does exactly what I hoped for as an all round tablet for travel. quick easy and fun.

4.0
  • from Aylmer, ON
  • Mar 30, 2014

So far So Good

Working on 2nd week now and doing fine. windows 8 allows transfer if any files I wish to carry with me to read watch or listen to without need to change file formats. 32 gig used up kind of fast but managed 32 gig micro on sale. Found my network without trouble and will stream when in range. email accts. centralized and accessible on the road.hard to find a case for odd size, and hipstreet universal did not work and Bluetooth keyboard would not pair. Still need to get rid of a lot of useless programs. app store programs seem to be riddled with Privacy invasions.but many full programs may be available if I can make enough room. full sized usb would be better.

4.0
  • from Kincardine, ON
  • Mar 30, 2014

Nice machine

First introduction to Windows 8.1. Tablet is relatively fast. Nice having a fully function computer, not just a tablet. I also purchased a bluetooth keyboard. Battery life is limited if devices left in sleep mode, 10-15 boot time is not significant

4.0
  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Mar 30, 2014

Simply Love It

I am a contract Web Developer so I own a number of devices for both personal and business use. When I saw the Venue, I just had to have it. I don't quite understand those that say it is slow. I have installed quite of bit of development software including IDEs already and I can honestly say that this thing is as fast as my laptop with 4 processors and 6 gb of ram! I love my Dell Venue Pro. I paired it with a case and portable bluetooth keyboard so it is a both a tablet and little workstation when I need it.

5.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 29, 2014

unbiased review

I bought this Dell Venue pro 8 on sale. I don't like comparing products with each other very much since they all have pros and cons. But whatever you compare this tablet with, you'll love it since I do. It's a full windows 8.1 tablet. It is the most portable full PC you can carry around. Don't compare it with Android tablets, they are a joke or iPad which is a toy for kids. This Dell works great, flawlessly and the built quality is more than adequate for this price. The only problem for those who want to have this as their primary PC, it's small and this 32GB might not be enough for everyone. But I knew what I bought since I have the blazing fast full blown Surface pro 2, so this doesn't bother me. Great great great device, by the way, battery life is amazing , I get around 9 hours or more with brightness around 20% which absolutely enough....tnx DELL...

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 29, 2014

This is how Windows 8.1 should be used

Excellent tablet. Full windows gives the ability to run windows apps and this thing could be a nice windows machine. With a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.. you can do basic office work and surfing the web with no problems. More storage and RAM would make this even better.

5.0
  • from Keswick, ON
  • Mar 29, 2014

Best Tablet Ive Owned

Includes Full version of Windows 8 with Office. The tablet is beautiful from a hardware point of view. Regardless of what you hear, windows 8 is great, 1 email address for your email and OneDrive and if you use a Windows Phone, all your information is there regardless of which device you use. The power cord for my windows phone also works on tablet which makes life simple. The other surprise is that the tablet work with my home network for printing and file sharing.

4.0
  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Mar 23, 2014

A Real Computer with Light Weight & Slim Body.

I rate Dell Venue 8 Pro 4 stars as it's a very good tablet. ADVANTAGES: The camera is clear and has very good auto focus, long battery life, powerful CPU, and the best, a full function computer. While, compare with Android tablets, it just like the adult and child. DISADVANTAGES: The screen!!! Dell, look around, even a 5" cellphone has 1080p retina resolution but u, a 8" tablet, still using the outdated 1280 x 800... Finally, I have to say this is the best tablet I have bought.

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 22, 2014

Amazing tablet for the price

Just look around on legit review sites, this tablet is great. Using it for XBMC streaming to my TV via miracast and it works flawlessly. Much better than similarly priced Android tablets...

3.0
  • from Niagara Falls, ON
  • Mar 14, 2014

Not Good. SLOW!

It's okay, not great. I am returning mine because: It's SLOW, SLOWER than any tablet I've had so far. Slower than the iPad, MUCH much slower than my Nexus 7 2013 edition, and much slower than my Galaxy Note 3 phone. Windows has hardly any apps. It's laughable. It's heavy. The screen quality is okay, not even close to the quality of my phone and the Nexus 7. It can't play 4k videos. Yes it's not a 4k screen, but when playing 4k videos on YouTube, it can't handle it. It is jittery and all stop and go. On my home computer, on my cell phone, and on my Nexus 7 2013 tablet, 4k videos run smooth and I don't have a problem. The touch screen is touch and go. I have to repeatedly press the links at times to move to another page. Did I get a lemon? Or is the Dell Venue Pro 8 this bad?

1.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 14, 2014

DOA

It is shiny, black, has nice buttons on the side. great box. nice brown paper. and a cute little blueish led to show the power supply is feeding it. however it blinks a beautious amber led when I press the start button, and then, .... nothing. shiny, black, and that is that. saved some money, but out of luck. back to the store tomorrow, now that they are out of stock.

5.0
  • from Brossard
  • Mar 14, 2014

Very good job Dell

Frankly I tried many 8 inch windows 8.1 tablets such as lenovo Miix and Toshiba encore but the best so far is Dell venue you can run Windows official apps like you desktop computer.. The only CON no HDMI port Very good tablet

5.0
  • from Thunder Bay, ON
  • Mar 14, 2014

Dont let the price fool you

This tablet is very well built and runs VERY well. Ive owned iPads in the past and would never go back. The screen resolution is perfect. One reviewer said that it should be full HD, but that is just stupid as the screen is already a good pixel density, and more pixels would just mean more battery consumption. This gets an actual full day of battery life. GREAT TABLET!!!! I also love whatever the rubber material is that surrounds the tablet, feels nice and feels like it wont scratch very easily. All in all, a great tablet.

2.0
  • from Montreal, QC
  • Mar 14, 2014

CPU decent but low-res display not cutting it

Although the CPU provides decent performance and Windows works quite well, the abysmally-low resolution display doesn't cut it. In 2014 (or 2013) an 8" tablet requires 1920x1080 minimum.

5.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 11, 2014

amazing

this tablet is amazing. its so fast, deal with multitasking very smoothly and the stylus problem was solved. The only problem is the space, so you definitely will need a micro SD card.

5.0
  • from Penticton, BC
  • Feb 27, 2014

Great tablet so far, a few compromises

This is awesome if you know what you're getting. You just have to decide if its worth it for you. You're basically trading a big app store like apple or android for full windows functionality. For me it was worth it. I find its nice to not be messing around with clunky apps sometimes. Also windows 8 makes 1000 times more sense on a tablet. I almost like it better than android, just the way you navigate and stuff. Its definitely better for multitasking.

5.0
  • from Kirkland Lake, ON
  • Feb 25, 2014

Does very well

This item is great for the price. I purchased a micro SD card at 64GB and added a OTG cable. Best bang for the buck, if you want easy space and set up then get the 64BG version. Very happy with the purchase.

4.0
  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Feb 12, 2014

Great (and inexpensive) tablet

I originally bought this for my parents (mid-80's). First I thought it was Windows RT which didn't bother me because they're mostly interested in sending/receiving E-mail and playing games. I was surprised it was full up WIndows that runs acceptably fast for E-mail, browsing, and games. Great price and very responsive. On the downside my Father turned on the narrator and could not turn it off without logging on. The problem was the amount of time it took for the narrator to speak and as you tried to get your password in the logon screen would timeout and you went back to the lock screen.

5.0
  • from Kitchener, ON
  • Jan 18, 2014

Excellent Tablet

This is an excellent 8" tablet but I found the size was a little small for what I needed to do, so I returned it and got the 11" version through Dell. If I need an 8" tablet in future, this is the one I will get. I found it fast (thanks to new Atom quad core processor). Display is excellent (after turning off windows managed brightness). Given that it comes with full version of windows and has Microsoft Office included, it is a real bargain. 32GB may not be enough for some people (about half is taken by op system), but a Micro SD card can be installed OR one can get the 64GB version. Please also note that Dell Venue tablets have active digitizer screens (pressure sensitive), so it is an even better value. Unfortunately, stylus is sold separately (available through Dell) . When this was on sale in December, it was even better deal. Btw, the 11" version is awesome as well and, in my opinion, these Dell Venue tablets are best Windows tables out there.

4.0
  • from Langley, BC
  • Jan 08, 2014

Great tablet - few problems

I have had my dell venue tablet for a month and I can say that I am very pleased with my purchase. It has a full version of Windows which is quite an attractive feature at such a low price point. The screen is responsive to the touch as it should be and you can multitask well with its zippy processor. With any computer it takes some getting used to, but all in all I am pleased. Pros Small size, easy to hold for longer periods of time. Great processor Full version of Windows 8.1 Dell updates are easy to navigate and install. Cons Small size - so small that certain windows desktop applications may be tough to navigate as fingers may have trouble being as precise as you need to be. A stylus can help but I have only heard bad things about the stylus dell offers. Any stylus can be of some assistance though. Mirroring displays - I have set up a wireless display with a projector, but there is no option to mirror the display. You can extend the display which is sort of useless on a touch device, but with a mouse you could navigate an extended screen, but who wants a mouse with a tablet? Hopefully Dell comes up with a solution to mirror the display. Storage - Small hard drive - there are ways around this involving the purchase of extra storage in the form of a micro SD card that you can add to the computer.

3.0
  • from London, ON
  • Jan 07, 2014

neat unit, but

Had it for a few days, found it to be really fast. Definitely 30 gig is not enough storage. Returned it. If your going to get this unit, go for the 64gig

4.0
  • from Halifax, NS
  • Dec 22, 2013

Impressed

This is my first tablet purchase. Up until now, I've never seen the point in a tablet if you have a capable smartphone. While the Nexus 7, iPad and RT tablets look beautiful, it never seemed logical to me. This device strikes the perfect balance between exceeding what you can do on a regular tab/smartphone while also keeping the price reasonable (Surface Pros are nice, but if I was gonna spend that much I'd just buy a laptop). Here you get a full operating system capable of the majority of the things you would do on a laptop or PC aside from full fledged gaming and editing. I was a little concerned about the 2GB of RAM and the listed resolution of the display, but it runs fast and the display is actually quite nice. It won't necessarily replace your desktop or laptop, but it's a nice little portable PC and well worth the money (especially on sale). Took off one star for the advertised storage. I knew when it said 32GB that I wouldn't actually have that much storage, but having 9gb left after updates is a little misleading. Was expecting 20-25gb. You will definitely need an SD card!

3.0
  • from Calgary, AB
  • Dec 20, 2013

Nice size but you give up a few features

This is the second tablet I ever owned. I liked the size of this one because you can easily hold it in one hand. It has a rubber like surface on the back and not slippery plastic like most tablets. With this size you only get one speaker and no HDMI connection. The single speaker is still pretty good as I never set it above 85%. I bought this on sale. [the price] seems a little high for this unit but it does have full Windows 8.1 and Office Home and Student. If you intend to use the Office applications I would recommend a wireless mouse/keyboard as the small touch screen will get frustrating. DELL doesn't have a keyboard for this yet which is weird but early next year something is suppose to be available.

4.0
  • from Town, ON
  • Dec 19, 2013

great alternative

10 hour battery. 8 to 9 running videos. very bright screen once auto dim is disabled. good resolution for movies but not great. 32gb onboard with only 12 usable after windows but has a micro sd slot up to 128gb. very nice feel in hand, decent build quality. I love my ipads but this Is a very nice alternative. if you have a need for a full windows computer in a tablet then I would take a look at this. huge con is cases. im NOT saying this tablet is without flaw and its not perfect but this Is a great early version of a windows tablet and I think this type of tablet could have a great future ahead of it.

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 15, 2013

what i expected

Picked up on sale for $[...]. I have a surface2 and Acer w700. Wanted a smaller windows tablet for mobility when I didn't need a keyboard. This has the full windows 8.1 on it. I would have actually preferred RT in this size but that tablet doesn't exist yet. Couldn't pass up on the price. Well built, fast, has Office. One drawback is amount of storage in the 32 GB size. Only about 12 GB left after the OS. Not a problem for me as I'm not going to install many x86 programs on this size device. You could do all your basic computing on this if you attach a keyboard. Heard the stylus accessory has poor quality control but may pick it up for desktop mode. Recommended .

4.0
  • from Kanata, ON
  • Dec 14, 2013

For the cash, it's all good...

I've had it for a day, so the weight of this review can be held in that regard. That being said, *for the money* it's the best FULL windows tablet I've seen. Sure you can get a screen one step bigger, but the price more than doubles. What makes this product the sweet-spot is that it's full windows (not the RT version), a reasonable display (not bleeding edge "retina" resolution, but fine enough), expandable memory (if you buy a tablet that doesn't allow you expand on the "hard drive" then you're a chump pretty much), and it also has the basic stuff that if it were lacking would compromise it; like BlueTooth, and a good battery (6 hours+ straight). I bought a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse, paired it, increased the pointer size to the max, and you are totally styling...WITHOUT A STYLUS ! In all honesty, Windows was not meant for an 8" inch screen, so the point and touch thing is not always accurate for what you intended, big fingers and all...a mouse helps alot, and the beauty of BlueTooth is that you wont need a micro-dongle in the USB port to make it happen ! Speaking of ports, it has a single micro USB port, so you can't use it for whatever and expect to charge it at the same time, as the included charger will require it...thus the BlueTooth devices are the way to go ! The first thing I did was install a 3rd party app to bring back the "Start Menu for 8"...I won't say which one I used, but you should be able to figure it out. It fixes the annoyance of Windows 8 Metro by boot default, and you get the Start Button back, and can make it feel seamlessly like Windows 7. What you do after that is based on your personality, but that initial tweak will save you from much mental anguish, trust me !!! Overall, I give this 4 stars out of 5. It misses a star for the screen resolution. I would of happily paid a bit more for a better screen, but the ".99" idiots wanted to keep it seemingly less than three hundred bucks. Three-twenty and a total HD screen would of made it totally formidable. But there's always a ".99" idiot in marketing, so we have to live with it !.

5.0
  • from Stoney Creek, ON
  • Dec 14, 2013

Great tablet

Runs windows 8, good laptop replacement. better than an Ipad, fits nice in your hands. Could use more storage, but with micro sd and ability to buy network hard drives easily overcome. There is a hard keybord shell and a smart styles thats desigened just for this tablet coming soon. Good investment

5.0
  • from Nanaimo, BC
  • Dec 12, 2013

Amazing FULL Windows 8.1 Tablet

Amazing. New Baytrail CPU is very fast and offers solid battery life. Can run many 3Dtitles with relative ease. Not BF4 etc but say Portal, Half Life, Left 4 dead. It is full x86 so running regular programs works well. I can run Teamviewer on it etc. If you are looking for Windows 8.1 Pro x86 in a 8 inch form factor THIS is for you! LOVE it. Most certainly a buy!

5.0
  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Dec 12, 2013

Great Tablet

Great tablet with lots of power and flexibility

4.0
  • from Calgary, AB
  • Dec 11, 2013

Worth it!

Been using it for two days now. So far there's been need to update many things (as listed under Dell.ca's Support), but the device is nevertheless awesome. I think having a price well below the iPad and just a little over most Android tablets, this full-Windows 8.1 device could well possibly be your most productive tablet. Specs are also good, I noticed it has 32-bit OS but 64-bit processor, but that's okay. It only has 2GB RAM anyways. I'm definitely satisfied with this product.

4.0
  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 10, 2013

good tablet but 32GB is not enough for using.

This is great that put a whole computer into a small tablet. Everything works perfect. However, 32GB is not enough for using if you want more apps and desktop applications than only using Office.

4.0
  • from Oakville, ON
  • Dec 09, 2013

Really like this tablet

Very impressed with the build quality and OS. Very snappy performance. Screen is excellent and you can rum most any Windows software in the palm of your hand. Make sure you buy an SD card add on though, not too much useable memory. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a budget Windows Tab. I like it better than my old iPad2.

4.0
  • from Brantford, ON
  • Nov 29, 2013

Excellent full featured tablet

The current generation of Windows 8.1 tablets are amazing devices that offer the entire desktop computing experience in a palm-sized package. Do not let the size of the Dell Venue Pro fool you, this is as capable as your desktop for most of your day-to-day computing needs (unless you're a hardcore gamer).

4.0
  • from Thornhill, ON
  • Nov 24, 2013

Good tablet, but 5 out of 5 star review.

From my one week experience, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is a good 8" Windows 8.1 tablet. However, a 5 out of 5 stars from a review is totally inaccurate and misleading to potential buyers. The Venue 8 Pro is an affordable tablet that runs on Windows 8.1, not RT version, and comes with MS Office Home & student 2013. It is a small tablet version of a netbook, that is very capable in handling day to day operations - emails, skyping, surf the net, play some games, watch movies, and be productive with MS Office (if you could handle the small screen). for the price, I am very happy with my purchase and I don't expect it to perform like a high end laptop/tablet. The only thing that I dislike about it is the storage capacity of 32GB model. I only have about 12GB left, because W8.1 OS takes a lot of memory. Luckily, expanding storage is possible. You get what you pay for...most of the time.

5.0
  • from Brampton, ON
  • Nov 24, 2013

Great tablet for a great price

This tablet is awesome. Does everything I want to do on a tablet and more. Thanks Dell!

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