The Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

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6 Responses

  1. kawatwo says:

    What's the battery life on the Dell vs the Lenovo? Lenovo is looking better at this point due solely to the Windows key being on the front. Thanks!

  2. @VernonEL says:

    Great review! I appreciate the "get-to-the-point" approach. Thanks for telling us the stuff we really need to know. Having no real need for a tablet yet, this is probably the direction I will be going, because of price and size. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  3. @VernonEL says:

    Great review! I appreciate the "get-to-the-point" approach. Thanks for telling us the stuff we really need to know. Having no real need for a tablet yet, this is probably the direction I will be going, because of price and size. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!

  4. JCdev says:

    I'm new to Surfacegeeks and quite excited about this new crop of 8 inch Windows 8.1 tablets. Very helpful review.

  5. Joe says:

    "Do you seriously want to run PhotoShop on a tiny desktop? Overwhelmingly, I think the answer is yes. Yes you do."

    Hell no! I don't want to run any bloated x86 software on a tablet. Windows desktop software is crap on a tablet. It wasn't built for a tablet, and it doesn't have the UI for a tablet. It's only moderately tolerable with a stylus. I also don't want to have to deal with viruses and malware, or crashing and other crap that you have to put up with on full Windows. Not on a tablet I don't, and that's why I vastly prefer Metro and RT for the tablets. Better battery life to boot.

  6. Kent says:

    I'll tell you why I bought one yesterday. I wanted to stream video while working out. The plugins for IE and other browsers exist in the x86 space but not in the ARM space yet. My Surface is probably more productive device with the attached keyboard, but I was looking less for that and more entertainment with minimal hurdles. The apps exist for IOS and Android marketplace, and I am sure they will eventually exist for WinRT. I just didn't want to wait any longer, and for significant discounts already able to found for Venue 8 Pro, it gives the marketplace time to develop or HTML5 or native web applications to get supplant plug-ins or old apps like VLC.