Dell’s latest line of Venue Pro devices packs the Windows 8.1 experience within a thin and light pair of tablets. The Venue 8 Pro features an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, the same resolution as the Iconia W3-810 but not quite as sharp as competing Android tablets with smaller screens.
The Venue 8 Pro runs Windows 8.1, so users will be able to use all of the improvements made to Microsoft’s touch-based OS.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes loaded with work-from-anywhere features like stunning HD screen with wide angle viewing for easy collaboration, quad-core Intel Atom processor for extraordinary performance and battery life.
Additional accessories like the optional keyboard and Dell Active Stylus are also available with the laptop. The front of the tablet features an edge-to-edge glass design, with chunky black bezels framing the device’s 8-inch display.
The left side of the tablet carries its volume keys and microUSB port, which the device uses for charging. Along the top, above the 2-MP front camera, there’s a headphone jack and a power button. The microSD card slot feature is something which isn’t common for smaller-size budget slates.
The Venue 8 Pro features a 2-GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor with 2GB of RAM and is outfitted with 32 or 64GB of on-board storage.
The home screen of the 8 Pro has a multicolored grid of apps as well as Microsoft’s signature Live Tiles, which provide real-time weather and news updates. The Dell Venue 8 provides an enjoyable tablet experience for a very affordable $179.