Microsoft Surface Pro 2  vs Dell Venue Pro 11 

Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
The 1,920 by 1080 resolution is great for movies (and means you'll keep the DPI and zoom settings up, because while text is crisp, clear and smooth it can also be a little small on the 10.6-inch screen).
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
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Released November, 2013

Dell Venue Pro 11

  • 10.8"
  • 256 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8.1
Front view of Dell Venue Pro 11
Picked up, however, the weight and balance feels off, as the top-heavy clamshell feels likely to tip over at any moment.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)

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 longer battery life 15 hour vs 10 hour 50% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly more RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Back view of Dell Venue Pro 11

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Dell Venue Pro 11

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Much more storage capacity 256 GB vs 64 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 9x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Lighter 726 g vs 907 g Around 20% lighter
Much faster processor 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly thinner 10 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 25% thinner
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 0.9 MP Around 2.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Smaller 177 x 280 x 10 mm vs 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm Around 25% smaller

Features Key features of the Surface Pro 2  vs Venue Pro 11 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
Venue Pro 11
1920 x 1080
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.
Surface Pro 2 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

memory

camera resolution

The cameras on the original Surface and Surface Pro weren't that impressive, but the 1080p Surface 2 cameras are a definite improvement, especially in lower light - thanks to the much larger sensor on the 3.5MP front camera.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
Venue Pro 11
Quad core
To be exact, with our specific review unit, it features a dual-core 4th generation Intel Core i5 4200U processor clocked in at 1.6GHz – coupled by 4GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM, the Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU, and speedy 128GB solid state drive.
Surface Pro 2 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

CPU Frequency

Surface Pro 2
1.6 GHz
Venue Pro 11
2.4 GHz
The new processor and graphics are definitely faster, in software and on sites that can take advantage of them.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 2  vs Venue Pro 11 

7.9
7.8
The Surface Pro 2 has a 10.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels, which is what we'd expect from a laptop or tablet in this price range.
Surface Pro 2

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 2  vs
Venue Pro 11 
Size 10.6" 10.8"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
PPI 207 ppi 203 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.4 GHz

sensors

Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Surface Pro 2  vs
Venue Pro 11 
Internal storage 64 GB 256 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 0.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 0.9 MP 8 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI 1 Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 907 g 726 g
Size 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm 177 x 280 x 10 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 10 mm
Battery life 15 hour 10 hour
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