Microsoft Surface Pro 2  vs Dell Venue 8 pro 

Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Throw in Microsoft's own hone brewed ClearType rendering technology as well, it's able to deliver great details to even the finest of text – so there's plenty of sharpness and clarity to it.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)
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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)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Significantly bigger screen 10.6" vs 8" More than 30% bigger screen
Significantly more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 800 More than 2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 207 ppi vs 188 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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
Much lighter 400 g vs 907 g 2.3x lighter
Much smaller Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm vs 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm 100% smaller
Much thinner 8.9 mm vs 13.5 mm Around 35% thinner
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage

Features Key features of the Surface Pro 2  vs Venue 8 pro 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
Venue 8 pro
1280 x 800

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
Venue 8 pro
Quad core

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 2  vs Venue 8 pro 

7.9
7.1
Overall, while I think the Surface Pro 2 is the more useful product, I wish it had gotten the same design love as the RT version.
Surface Pro 2

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 2  vs
Venue 8 pro 
Size 10.6" 8"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 800
PPI 207 ppi 188 ppi

network

Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core

form factor

Weight 907 g 400 g
Size 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 8.9 mm

storage

Surface Pro 2  vs
Venue 8 pro 
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes

ports

USB support 1 USB 3.0 1 Micro USB
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