Dell Venue 8 pro  vs BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE 

Announced September, 2013

Dell Venue 8 pro

  • 8"
  • 3G
  • Windows 8.1 (Any)
Front view of Dell Venue 8 pro
The built-in speakers are good enough for Netflix, and louder than I expected, but predictably thin.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
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Released August, 2012

BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0
Front view of BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE
It's touted to come with built-in cellular network support while maintaining a sleek, easy-to-take form.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Dell Venue 8 pro

Reasons to consider the
Dell Venue 8 pro

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Smaller Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm vs 194 x 130 x 10 mm 100% smaller
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 600 More than 65% higher resolution
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Front view of BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE

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BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE

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TabletRocket is not aware of any important advantages of the BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE vs the Dell Venue 8 pro.

Features Key features of the Venue 8 pro  vs Playbook 4G LTE 

screen resolution

Venue 8 pro
1280 x 800
Playbook 4G LTE
1024 x 600
For something this small, that seems reasonable, even if Apple is pushing the Retina Display in the (more expensive) revamped version of the iPad Mini.
Venue 8 pro | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

CPU Cores

Venue 8 pro
Quad core
Playbook 4G LTE
Dual core
However, if you're thinking the use of an Intel Atom processor relegates this to lumbering Netbook status, note that this is one of the first systems to use the latest generation of Atoms, also known by the code name Bay Trail.
Venue 8 pro | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Venue 8 pro  vs
Playbook 4G LTE 
Size 8" 7"
Technology IPS LCD TN LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 600
PPI 188 ppi 169 ppi

network

Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core

form factor

Weight 400 g 425 g
Size Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm 194 x 130 x 10 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 10 mm

storage

Venue 8 pro  vs
Playbook 4G LTE 
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB 1 USB 2.0
Dell Venue 8 pro
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