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Dell Venue 8 Pro - does anybody have one

  1. #11


    Posts : 21
    W8.1


    I received mine last Friday and in 2 days, I can't believe the number of W8.1 issues I had.

    Wi-fi stopped working. Refresh
    Windows Update stopped working. Refresh.

    I lost like 3-4 hours for this. If it wasn't for the Windows version of MS Onenote I wanted, I would have gone Android big time.

    And then I learnt here that it has no GPS.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1
    W7 & W8.1


    I am going to buy this Lenovo tablet which is practically the same at the same price and it has GPS (even GNSS).[/QUOTE]

    My understanding is that the Miix 2 doesn't have GPS either - you may wish to check this.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 21
    W8.1


    And the Android version of the Dell Venue 8 has GPS. Frustrating.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 21
    W8.1


    I bought this tablet also for use when I travel... can someone buy a GPS antenna and plug in the USB port or use BT?
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    It is supposed to have GNSS which is a superset of GPS. The real problem is that there is no really good navigation software for Windows like there is for Android where they have tons.
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  6. #16



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    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Quote Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
    I received mine last Friday and in 2 days, I can't believe the number of W8.1 issues I had.

    Wi-fi stopped working. Refresh
    Windows Update stopped working. Refresh.

    I lost like 3-4 hours for this. If it wasn't for the Windows version of MS Onenote I wanted, I would have gone Android big time.

    And then I learnt here that it has no GPS.
    is this the venue 8?
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  7. #17



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    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    please give your reviews as you get your units. with there being no real reviews out there yet about the venue 8 and 11 I am very hesitant to purchase one, ( I am looking at the venue 11 ) cyber Monday, at this point I would rather wait to see what the reviews come in as.
    Dell had lots of problems with the first tablet they came out with (android based) and eventually they pulled it off, so I do not want to get the venue 11 if it has lots of problems, at least the surface pro 2 has a good rating so far
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  8. #18


    Posts : 21
    W8.1


    I'll better wait a few days to give it a fair review because now I am p*ssed off. Not only the insane loss of time above and the absence of GPS, but MS Onenote 2010 doesn't sync in Skydrive when from Windows 8.1. Onenote is THE reason why I wanted a Windows tablet, not the Android version, very diluted. I'll get the Office 2010 SP2, hopefully that will be enough.
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  9. #19


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Do like me - RMA the thing. There are more Windows 8" tablets coming out. Lenovo and Toshiba to start with.
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  10. #20


    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
    I bought this tablet also for use when I travel... can someone buy a GPS antenna and plug in the USB port or use BT?
    I think that a BT receiver would be the most likely to work. I will be able to let you know for sure when I receive my VP8 tomorrow.
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