Starting at just $329 the 10-inch Dell Venue 10 Pro doesn’t look like anything special but take a look at the high-end package that’s available in the range. It comes with a nice-looking keyboard dock, full HD screen, 64 GB storage and it costs just $429 now at the Dell US site. There’s even a Wacom digitizer pen available for $34.99. Ooh! Do we have another Surface 3 competitor here?
I’ll be getting a Dell Venue 10 Pro tomorrow (reviewing for Notebookcheck.net) and I’m really hoping I get the keyboard because that’s the important part.
The tablet is a 626 gram (1.38 pound) unit with a 32 Wh battery inside (compared to 626 grams and 27 Wh on the Surface 3) but it’s only running the Broadwell-T Atom Z3735F which I find a little underwhelming; not because the Surface 3 is using Atom X7 but because Dell could have used a higher-end Baytrail-T that would have competed well with the Atom X7 in terms of CPU power. Despite that though there’s no 4GB RAM option, no AC WiFi and of course the display is only 10.1-inches with a 16:9 aspect and not a 10.8-inch 3:2 format screen as on the Surface 3. The port rundown is as follows:
- Full-size USB 2.0
- Micro HDMI
- Micro USB (charging or data.)
The keyboard is available as part of a package or for $89.99 and it looks solid, like the keyboard on the Dell Venue 11 Pro. At 1.38 pounds, 626 Grams, it’s much heavier than the Surface 3 Type Cover keyboard but it might give users a less stressful and more productive experience. There’s no backlight and no extra battery inside.
There’s a LTE option (with GPS) and as I mentioned, an optional Wacom digitizer pen and you can also buy the Dell Venue 10 Pro with 32GB of storage and a 1280×800 screen.
Stay tuned for some early thoughts and perhaps a little unboxing and early test. The full review will be at Notebookcheck.net.
Alternatives to the Dell Venue 10 Pro: ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi, Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10, Microsoft Surface 3, Lenovo Thinkpad 10 Tablet and many more tablets with 10-inch screens.