Venue 8 Pro with Windows 10, USB-C and productivity dock leaked.

Posted on 10 September 2015, Last updated on 10 September 2015 by

Finally, an 8-inch Windows 10 tablet with an Atom X5 inside. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 will be launched in November and will run the Z8500 mid-range Atom X5 processor with a full HD display and a 3D camera option.


Image via Giga


The news comes via who have obtained pre-release promotional material. A 1280 x 800 version of the tablet will be available at the entry-level but the 1920 x 1200 display option will please many. Up to 4GB RAM will be available so with the Atom X5 8500 (up to 2.16 Ghz) you can expect an near Surface 3-like experience. It should certainly be up there with the recent Lenovo Thinkpad 8.

The original Dell Venue 8 Pro.

The original Dell Venue 8 Pro.

The biggest news is the USB-C port and option Type-C Dock and Tablet Stand which will give you dual-display outputs so there won’t be any more need to worry about having micro-USB power + data splitter and a separate HDMI output although the dock won’t be cheap, guaranteed.

A Wacom stylus will allow you to take advantage of all the improvements with pen input in Windows 10 and 2X2 AC WiFi should help WiFi throughput. An LTE option will be available.

My opinion: You’re looking at a Windows tablet that is going to be very flexible with connectivity and accessories. You’ll be able to drive 2 Full HD external screens, add TB disks and whatever USB keyboard you damn-well like! The depth-sensing camera is likely to a RealSense model but as it’s ‘world facing’ it won’t be usable for Windows Hello. This leak also hints that we’re going to see other 8-inch Windows 10 tablets enter the market in Q4 2015 and that the Atom X5 and X7 processors are filtering through to manufacturers now. The original Dell Venue 8 Pro had a qood quality build and a great screen so let’s hope that the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 will reach the same standards.

Hop over to Giga (German) for another info-pic (in English.)


8 Comments For This Post

  1. Vinhsynd says:

    Windows 10 Saas
    UMPC 2-in-1s
    Cloud based software integration

    Microsoft is making Apple and Google seem less appealing – almost stagnant.

  2. Mark says:

    Would be nice if there was a Surface 3 Mini. I wonder if they can get a decent attachable keyboard and mouse experience.

    For now I’ll be getting the Surface 3 when the unlocked LTE version comes out in the US.

  3. tmarks11 says:

    Surface 3 ditched the wacom stylus (not a popular move). The Dell 8 above leak says it has a wacom stylus. Win!

  4. JohnCz says:

    Maybe reversible/swivel cameras need to come back so you can take advantage of the depth camera however you want. Also curious about Microsoft’s acquisition of nTrig … would think it would get licensed to OEMs at some point.

  5. 0686 says:

    Ohh hell no to a swivel. I’ve never seen a well-designed one.

  6. Kieran M says:

    I was hoping they would take design cues from the venue 8 7000, including an infinity display. It seems like their Windows products are so much more bland in looks and build quality than their Android line…

  7. 0686 says:

    How much do you reckon? I paid 300€ for the Dell Venue 8 Pro :/ If I can get this + pen + keyboard for 400 I would be happy to pay it

  8. #ShyIAmNot says:

    Venue 8 starts at 299$ USD! I will be getting this over the HP Pro Tablet 608.

    $299 Venue 8 Pro 5000 Series *WACOM* Tablet

    With a thin and light hand-held design, weighing in at under one pound, the Venue 8 Pro was created for companies that require specialized applications and on-the-go productivity. Some key Venue 8 Pro features include:

    Handheld design for use on-the-go
    8-inch HD (1280×800) & FHD (1920×1200) touch display
    Optional NFC support for additional security
    USB Type C docking (coming in 2016) so users only need one cable for power, data, video and a desktop experience
    2×2 Wi-Fi, LTE and optional NFC so workers can stay connected.

    Active pen featuring **Wacom** technology for a true writing experience with accuracy and natural feel.

    Accessories and imaging for specialized verticals.
    Starting at $299 in North America

    Venue 10 Pro 5000 Series Tablet:

    With an innovative 2-in-1 keyboard, the thin and light Venue 10 Pro is ideal for workers who need a balance between mobility and intensive productivity. The Venue 10 Pro offers:

    2-in-1 keyboard that delivers an exceptional Continuum experience for a seamless transition between tablet and desktop modes
    10.1-inch FHD (1920×1200) touch display
    High quality dual speakers and microphones for easy and reliable interaction with the Cortana personal virtual assistant
    Multiple ports, including USB Type C, USB Type A, microHDMI, headset jack, microSD card reader and noble lock slot (on tablet)
    2×2 AC WLAN and optional WWAN and NFC
    Starting at $429 in North America

    Dell’s two new Windows 10 tablets will retail starting mid-November.


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