Dell Venue 8 Pro

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The Dell Venue 8 Pro offers a small-screen tablet experience with optional digitizer making it an intresting pro-level device. Baytrail-T at 1.33Ghz (quad-core) should make it faster than the Clovertrail tablets of 2012/2013 too. A great addition to the sub-10" segment.

In database since:02-10-2013
Dell Venue 8 Pro Specifications (base)
Manufacturer Dell
Model name Venue 8 Pro
CPU type Intel Baytrail Z3740
CPU speed 1330 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD (Gen 7 Baytrail)
OS Windows 8 / 8.1
Display Size
8.0" 1280 X 800
Touch Technology
RAM 2048 MB
Flash 32 GB
Battery capacity 19 (Wh)
Weight (Minimum operating) 395gm / 13.9 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 216/130/9.0 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 8.5/5.1/0.4
Physical Interfaces
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SD slot (Micro)
USB (Micro)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 a/b/g/n
BT 4.0
4G Option
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Camera 5.0MP Auto-Focus
Webcam 1.0Mp
Ambient light sensor
IPS / Wide-View Display
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)
Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Digital pen
Product Notes
WiFI is 2x2 MIMO. 64GB eMMC storage option. $299 starting price. WWAN options: Dell Wireless 5570E (HSPA+) or Dell Wireless 5808E (4G LTE/HSPA/EVDO) Mobile Broadband (available in USA only), 10 point capacative touch. Available in Red or Black.USB port is USB 2.0. TPM Module included.
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Dell Venue 8 Pro price guide (spot-check pricing.)
USA:$29919 Mar 14
Germany:€49919 Mar 14
Romania:RON49919 Mar 14

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Dell Venue 8 Pro Close-Up Video02/10/13
Dell Venue 8 Pro Official Launch Flyer (PDF)02/10/13
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ASUS Vivotab Note 8, 8.0", 380gm
With the Wacom digitizer this is going to appeal to a lot of people. The price is good and the specs match many of the other 8-inch Windows tablets so the only thing left is to read through the reviews to make your choice!
Toshiba Encore WT8, 8.0", 430gm
The Toshiba Encore is one of the first of the Baytrail-T PCs and one of the first of the 8-inch tablets. It falls under the Microsoft Small Screen program and therefore gets Office Home and Student, full version, included. At 480gm it should offer very consumer/consumption focused usage and the price, starting at 299 Euro, is extremely good.
Lenovo Thinkpad 8, 8.3", 430gm
The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 uses the high-end Baytrail-T platform and takes the specs to the max possible. FullHD screen and 128GB SSD is more than you'll find on the consumer Baytrail-T products.
Emdoor EM-i8080, 8.0", 355gm
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Lenovo Miix 2 8, 8.0", 350gm
The Lenovo Miix2 brings some interesting options to the table for 8.1-inch Windows tablets. Digitizer, 128GB storage, case and more. It starts at $299 for the 32GB version.
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