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The Dell Venus 8 Pro seems to be a winner

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    The Dell Venus 8 Pro seems to be a winner


    But what the Venue 8 Pro lacks in sizzle it makes up for in substance. At just under 400 g (about 14 ounces), with a Bay Trail Atom CPU (Z3740D, to be specific) itís light, fast, extremely portable, and capable of running for a full dayólong enough to keep you entertained and reasonably productive without weighing you down. At $299 (for the 32 GB version) or $349 (for 64 GB), itís also unlikely to break your budget.
    Dell's 8-inch Windows tablet makes a big impression | ZDNet

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    Looks promising and much more affordable than the Surface tablets.
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    There is a big argument on the web whether it has GPS or not. GPS would be nice but then is there really any decent Windows 8 navigation program. For Android, there are tons on the Google Playstore. I used a couple a few times and they are very handy to get you to and from unfamiliar places.
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    I would like to see more reviews on it. Also you need more accessories with it than the surface pro 2. When adding the keyboard and docking station it comes out over $300 more than the accessories for the surface Pro

    The windows 8 version of them running with the atom processor seems sweeter than the Surface RT, but not when you compare the surface Pro with their version

    I heard some rumors there is suppose to be a large discount for them on black Friday, so I am going to watch out for that too- online
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There is a big argument on the web whether it has GPS or not. GPS would be nice but then is there really any decent Windows 8 navigation program. For Android, there are tons on the Google Playstore. I used a couple a few times and they are very handy to get you to and from unfamiliar places.
    Long before Android devices came along I was using Delorme's Street Atlas and MS Streets & Trips navigation software on my Windows laptop with external GPS. They aren't free but are full-featured. I just ordered a Venue 8 Pro and haven't received it yet so can't answer whether it has a internal GPS or not. If it doesn't, then I have a Bluetooth GPS receiver I can use with it should I decide I want to use the Venue for navigation. I already have a Nexus 7 tablet and a Android phone to use for navigation so it's not critical that the Venue fill that requirement.
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    Maybe you can clarify the GPS question for the Venus once you got it. Thanks.

    PS: I use my Nexus 7 also for navigation. But I left it in Europe so a new device would help here in Florida. Unfortunately I did not see anybody offering it in the Black Friday ads this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I would like to see more reviews on it. Also you need more accessories with it than the surface pro 2. When adding the keyboard and docking station it comes out over $300 more than the accessories for the surface Pro
    Could you clarify this post? What accessories so you "need", and how did you come up with them costing 300 MORE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I would like to see more reviews on it. Also you need more accessories with it than the surface pro 2. When adding the keyboard and docking station it comes out over $300 more than the accessories for the surface Pro
    Could you clarify this post? What accessories so you "need", and how did you come up with them costing 300 MORE?
    Yeah right, I would be interested too how you compile that number.

    I already have a really nice Motorola BT keyboard with trackpad. I paid $69 but now they sell for $99. The 'docking station' for my Nexus 7 I paid $40.
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    It's funny, I cannot find the 64gb version on Dell's website, but I can find it in the Microsoft store. This is a great price point, it's almost compelling me to purchase it for myself.
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