Dell Venue 8 Pro

  • Dell Venue 8 Pro
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  • Great price for a Windows tablet.
  • Good battery life.
  • Solid performance.


  • Broken auto brightness.
  • No Micro HDMI to make use of desktop apps.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 70

The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes close to being a great pocket-size mini-PC, but a misplaced button and missing accessories feel like unnecessary...

By Wired UK on 80

The Dell Venue 8 Pro is a reasonably powerful Windows 8 device for a decent price. However, you'll need to shell out for an additional keyboard to get the most use out of it. Specifications Software Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Processor ...

By Gear Diary on

Based around an Intel Atom x86 processor rather than an ARM mobile chipset, the Dell Venue 8 Pro has an instant advantage to Android and iOS tablets: it can run full desktop applications.Dell Venue 8 ProWhat's even better is it comes in a very compact...

By on 60

Dell's Venue 8 Pro has a better display than some 8in Windows 8 tablets we have seen but, with its small screen and low performance, it's still effectively a netbook...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

The Dell Venue 8 is a nifty little Windows 8.1 tablet device that can fit into the palm of your hand thanks to its 8in screen and thin body. It's a decent performer for most tasks, but can struggle a little with CPU-intensive Web...

By IT Pro Portal on 80

Given the lack of competition, it's not saying much when we label the Venue 8 Pro the best small screen Windows tablet around. All the same, it's the first to make a convincing case for such a device. It's small, light and easy to lug around, but also...

By Ars Technica on

Let's not mince words: the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablets were no good. The Intel Atom chips that powered them were too slow for all but the most basic usage. Windows 8 was initially designed for tablets sized 10-inches-and-up, and many of the OS'...

By IT PRO on 80

Dell proves there is life in 8in Windows 8.x devices. There are advantages to having a small tablet which can support all Windows applications, but the screen and specification could be...

By on 80

After once being at the top, Dell has been struggling in recent years as tablets have cut into the sales of the low-cost PCs that were once its bread and butter. The company has been trying to reverse its fortunes, and the Venue 8 Pro might be the...

By TrustedReviews on 70

This is by far the best 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet we’ve seen it’s just a shame that Microsoft's operating system is not yet fully equipped for a smaller screen.

By Digital Trends on 85

If you're on the lookout for a solid 8-inch Windows tablet for running a mix of apps and Windows programs, Dell's Venue 8 Pro is a solid choice at a reasonable price – especially since we've recently seen it on sale at Staples for $280. But it isn't...

By Engadget on 74

The Venue 8 Pro offers good value for a $300 device, but we suggest you wait for Dell to issue some bug fixes, and also for more competing tablets to start...

By HotHardware on

We like both of Dell’s Venue 8 tablets, but they’re entirely different devices, with different hardware and operating systems. They’re likely to appeal to different segments of the market, too. So, while our HotHardware Approved award applies to both...

By ConsumerSearch on

If you want a small Windows 8 tablet for work or play, the Dell Venue 8 Pro delivers the full Windows 8.1 operating system in a portable -- and almost pocket-sized -- package.PerformanceHitting the Bay Trail. Forget everything you think you know about...

By on

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take the Dell's first 8″ Windows tablet, the Venue 8 Pro, for a spin. While it certainly didn't dethrone my iPad Air or my wife's Mini, I did find it to be a very capable device. So much so that my oldest son is...

By on

There aren't many tablets that offer what the Dell Venue 8 Pro does: It's an inexpensive device that can run mobile-friendly apps as well as the same apps you might run on your desktop or notebook PC. There's an option for a pressure-sensitive pen...

By NotebookCheck on 83

Dell Venue 8 Pro The Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet offers good performance , decent enough build quality, and Windows 8.1 in a lightweight, easily transportable package. The fact that Office Home and Student is included in the purchase price of $300 is an...

By SlashGear on

Bottom line here, the Dell Venue 8 Pro appears to be a decent value for the asking price. We do have to admit though, we struggled a bit to find a place where it truly fits in our work flow. Granted, that is just one specific person, so we have to...

By Engadget on

All things considered, we suspect the Venue 8 Pro can still hold its own against other 8-inch Windows tablets, but don't quote us on that until we test more of them. For now, though, it's clear the Venue 8 Pro offers a good deal of value for $300, and that its benefits ultimately outweigh its quirks.

By Computer Shopper on 80

The $299 Venue 8 Pro demonstrates the versatility of Windows 8 tablets: It delivers vivid visuals, excellent audio, and eight-hour battery life in a thin chassis that's light enough to hold comfortably in one hand....