Toshiba Encore  vs Dell Venue 8 pro 

Released November, 2013

Toshiba Encore

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1
Front view of Toshiba Encore
I'm a fan of Windows 8.1's touch interface as it's come a pretty long way since Windows 8.0.
by c|net (Feb, 2014)
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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 Toshiba Encore

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba Encore

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Supports voice commands Yes (Windows 8.1) vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Front view of Dell Venue 8 pro

Reasons to consider the
Dell Venue 8 pro

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Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Lighter 400 g vs 479 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10.7 mm More than 15% thinner

Features Key features of the Encore  vs Venue 8 pro 

screen resolution

Encore
1280 x 800
Venue 8 pro
1280 x 800
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 | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

CPU Cores

Encore
Quad core
Venue 8 pro
Quad 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)

Reviews Word on the street

Encore  vs Venue 8 pro 

7.2
7.1
Doing well in the physics test usually points to a faster CPU speed, and it's typical for Intel Atom processors to excel in CPU speed while only delivering satisfactory GPU performance - that’s indeed the case here.
Encore

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Encore  vs
Venue 8 pro 
Size 8" 8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 188 ppi 188 ppi

network

Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core

form factor

Weight 479 g 400 g
Size Unknown x Unknown x 10.7 mm Unknown x Unknown x 8.9 mm
Thickness 10.7 mm 8.9 mm

storage

Encore  vs
Venue 8 pro 
Supported card formats
microSD
microSDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes

ports

USB support Micro USB 1 Micro USB
Toshiba Encore
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Dell Venue 8 pro
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