Microsoft Surface RT  vs Dell Venue 8 pro 

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Released October, 2012

Microsoft Surface RT

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface RT
The solid build, kickstand, the associated rage of keyboards and big screen make it adept for both work and play, and it's the closest device we've seen to a true hybrid.
by TechRadar (Sep, 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

Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface RT

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Significantly bigger screen 10.6" vs 8" More than 30% bigger screen
Front view of Dell Venue 8 pro

Reasons to consider the
Dell Venue 8 pro

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Much lighter 400 g vs 903 g 2.3x lighter
Much smaller Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm vs 274.6 x 171.9 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
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 147 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Features Key features of the Surface RT  vs Venue 8 pro 

screen resolution

Surface RT
1366 x 768
Venue 8 pro
1280 x 800

CPU Cores

Surface RT
Quad core
Venue 8 pro
Quad core

Reviews Word on the street

Surface RT  vs Venue 8 pro 

7.0
7.1
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.
Venue 8 pro

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface RT  vs
Venue 8 pro 
Size 10.6" 8"
Technology OLED IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1280 x 800
PPI 147 ppi 188 ppi

network

Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core

form factor

Weight 903 g 400 g
Size 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 8.9 mm

storage

Surface RT  vs
Venue 8 pro 
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 Micro USB
Microsoft Surface RT
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