32GB Dell Venue 8 Pro now $229

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Lloydbm41, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. rhinosrcool, Jan 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014

    rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    From my research, initially, most people are really awed by the fact that they have a full windows tablet in a small form factor. However, many kind of leave it at that. Also, even if these are good, the feeling is that new ones are coming and that they will be a lot better? Why the dramatic price drop? I, too, am tempted, but for the above reasons, I may wait.

    Also, Amazon has a lot of these from returns for both the 32gb and 64gb (many reviewers are recommending the 64gb version). Just for thought...
  2. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    in exile
    Staples had it for $229 as well 2 weeks ago. I nearly bought one until I considered that there is no HDMI out (so no using an external monitor with it). The single microUSB port can only serve one purpose at a time (USB device or charging) further hampering it's potential use at a desk.

    Full x86 Windows sounds great at first glance, but after a few moments thinking about it, none of the legacy apps I would use on it have UIs conducive to using it in touch mode.

    And then I was reminded of how claustrophobic it feels to use Windows on a sub-10" screen. (I had a 7" Asus eeePC netbook)

    I haven't written off 8" Windows tabs, but one will have to have as many connectivity options as my Surface RT before I would seriously consider one.
  3. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
  4. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I bought one back when and returned it. I did not get a good price so I did not feel it was worth what it costed for me personally.

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