Dell Venue 8 Pro? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bryanc28, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. bryanc28 macrumors 6502

    bryanc28

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    The Verge gave it a pretty decent review. Anyone in here have one or getting one?
     
  2. bearda macrumors 6502

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    I've been thinking about it. The big driver has been the ability to connect to the vpn at work and run full Outlook. I'm really not sold on Windows 8/8.1, though. I've been playing with a Dell Latitude 10 tablet from work and compared to my former iPad 3 or my current Nexus 7 the user interface really isn't up to par. I really wanted to like it; to have a full x86 system in a portable form factor. I'm having a really hard time figuring out what exactly Windows 8 is good at that other tablets are already better at.

    I still keep toying with the idea of picking up one for personal use (TunerStudio on an 8 inch tablet would be really nice for Megasquirt tuning), but $250 is a little much for my to drop on a whim. I'd be interesting in hearing from anyone who has one, especially if they have experience with other iOS/Android tablets.
     
  3. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    It's pretty awesome IMO. It's a bit small for my needs though so I'm waiting for the 10" version, plus I need cellular as well.

    This will be an interesting year with Microsoft devices finally turning up the heat a bit.
     
  4. laserfox macrumors 6502

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    I really love mines to be honest. I only wish it had hdmi out so i could finish work on a bigger monitor. Im not sure how well miracast works in this scenario.

    As for Windows 8.1 on this - its GREAT. A simple thing like clicking a link in an email and having internet explorer open and snap itself automatically alongside your email is just great for multitasking on a tablet. and i really enjoy the live tiles. I vastly prefer windows 8 homesceen to iOS/Android
     

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