Dell Venue 8 Pro? Thoughts?

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

  1. bryanc28 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2007
    Arlington, Va
    The Verge gave it a pretty decent review. Anyone in here have one or getting one?
  2. bearda macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2005
    Germantown, MD
    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


    Jun 11, 2009
    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


    Jan 21, 2008
    new york
    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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