Dell Venue 8 pro

Announced September, 2013
  • 8"
  • 3G
  • Windows 8.1 (Any)
The built-in speakers are good enough for Netflix, and louder than I expected, but predictably thin.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Features Key features of the Dell Venue 8 pro

screen resolution

Venue 8 pro
1280 x 800
Nexus 7 II
1920 x 1200
Surface 2
1920 x 1080

CPU Cores

Venue 8 pro
Quad core
iPad 3
Dual core
iPad mini
Dual core

Reviews Word on the street for the Dell Venue 8 pro

The Venue 8 features a 1,280x800-pixel resolution screen, which isn't particularly high or impressive compared with what's out there, but HD video still looked clear and sharp.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating System

Icons and text are small, the Windows 8 tile interface has too much dead space for such a compact screen, and the traditional Windows desktop is practically useless, especially without a keyboard and touch pad.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The majority of Windows 8 tablets and hybrids seen to date have hovered around the same size as most ultrabooks, with 11-inch to 13-inch screens.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
If Dell made it available from Day One with its paired keyboard accessory, put the Windows button back where it belongs, and could find a way to scale certain Windows functions better to the small screen, it would be a real winner.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)


It's an IPS display, so it looks clear and bright even from side angles, which is important for a handheld device.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
It's been moved from its usual spot on the screen bezel to a tiny button on the top edge.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Held horizontally, accessing the onscreen keyboard to, for example, type a URL into IE11 causes the keyboard to take over nearly the entire screen, leaving only a tiny slice of my Web browser window at the top.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)


The grippy texture helps secure the device in your hands, and the Venue 8's bezels satisfactorily provide enough space on the side to let your thumbs rest without creeping onto the touch screen.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Note that unlike the other examples mentioned above, Dell's hypothetical keyboard lacks a touch pad for onscreen navigation.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)


When it came to simple activities like checking e-mail and surfing the Web, the Venue 8 consistently performed swiftly and smooth; I rarely had an issue with crashing apps, sluggish behavior, or buggy functionality.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)


Even better, the new Atoms are turning in Haswell-like battery life scores.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 8"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 188 ppi


Supports 3G Yes


Cores Quad core

form factor

Weight 400 g
Size Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm


Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes


USB support 1 Micro USB
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Thanks for this, i've made these changes and they'll show up within the day.
Resolution 1280x800
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