Toshiba tablets Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch  vs Dell Venue 8 pro 

Released July 1, 2014
Front view of Toshiba tablets Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch
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 tablets Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba tablets Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch

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Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 8" More than 25% bigger screen
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
Significantly sharper screen 188 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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 Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch  vs Venue 8 pro 

screen resolution

Venue 8 pro
1280 x 800
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

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

Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch  vs Venue 8 pro 

7.2
7.9
The 5MP rear-facing camera is fine, if you have enough light, while the front-facing camera is a lower-res 1.2MP model.
Venue 8 pro

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch  vs
Venue 8 pro 
Size 10.1" 8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 149 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

Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch  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 tablets Toshiba Encore 2 10.1-inch
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