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Dell Venue 8 Pro - does anybody have one

  1. #31



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    The 8 is a bit too small for what i need it for

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    Quote Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
    Why place so much importance on gps in a tablet? Maybe I'm missing something. I have gps in my cars along with onstar, gps in my pocket with my SG3, do I need it in my tablet...nah. I know where I am and where I'm going.

    I spent 8-10 hours with the Venue this weekend, runs as expected, excellent battery life, fast considering it runs windoze. Better than expected wifi reception. Certainly more versatile then my KHD pro or Chromebook.

    ETA: Odd that the site auto corrects my spelling of windows when I type w I n d o z e.
    You are being spoiled with an array of equipment. But I have only the tab for navigation - no phone, no On-Star, no other navigation equipment. And in that case, GPS becomes an important feature.
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  3. #33


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    Everyone has their own requirements for what they want in a tablet and no one can say that another persons want or need is valid or not. Some want GPS, some want to take handwritten notes, some want to be able to run legacy Windows apps while others want a smaller or larger screen. All are valid and that's why it's great that we have choices.
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    Here is an interesting comparison by Ed Bott comaring the Dell Venue 8 (Android version) with the Dell Venue 8 Pro (Windows 8.1 veesion). Two nearly identical devices - as far as the physical features go.

    Dell 8-inch tablets face off in Android-versus-Windows cage match | ZDNet
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    IMHO 8" Windows 8.1 tablets are a good buy right now if you can get them on sale, I believe the 32GB Venue 8 Pro was $199 on Black Friday.

    For 10" and up Windows 8.1 tablets just wait till Intel gets 64-Bit drivers ready before buying a bigger Windows 8.1 tablet since most of the current Atom tablets with Windows 8.1 (full not RT) only have 2GB ram and are all only running 32-Bit OS's ATM.
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    IMHO 8" Windows 8.1 tablets are a good buy right now if you can get them on sale, I believe the 32GB Venue 8 Pro was $199 on Black Friday.
    That was the price for the Android version. The Windows 8 version was $299 but Dell included the sleeve which was worth $40.

    They wanted to give me an extra $50 off if I refrained from returning it - but I returned it half an hour ago - although $249 with the sleeve would have been a good price. Without GPS or GNSS and no working navigation applications it is less useful for me. Will just wait or get the new Nexus 7 (left my old Nexus 7 in Europe).
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    It was $229 at Amazon, Walmart and OfficeDepot on Black Friday my bad:

    Amazon starts Black Friday 2013 early with $229 Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet - Neowin
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    It was $229 at Amazon, Walmart and OfficeDepot on Black Friday my bad:

    Amazon starts Black Friday 2013 early with $229 Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet - Neowin
    That was indeed a good deal. I did not see that one. But if you add the sleeve for $40, it would still have been $20 more than what they had finally offered to me. But price does not matter if it is the wrong device for what you want to do.
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  9. #39


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    Pass the 32gb version ..not enough for W8....With 64gb I have only 27gb free after one week. you can also use the sd card for another 32.
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    I wish they would not even offer the 32 gb version. It's too small. When you go to upgrade to 8.2, it will probably not have enough space for the Windows.old folder.
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