Dell Venue 8

Specifications

Dell Venue 8Notebook: Dell Venue 8 (Venue Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2580
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 200 euro
Average Score: 64.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 95%, display: 40% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Venue 8

60% Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8 review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Venue 7 could have been a fantastic low-cost tablet. It costs just over half of what the similarly sized Google Nexus 7 (2013) does, making it a serious budget alternative. One significant advantage it has over the Nexus is its microSD card slot. It's also small and light enough to toss in a bag just in case it's ever needed. Unfortunately, the awful screen makes it hard for us to imagine ever using this tablet for reading or watching videos, which are two major use cases for smaller tablets. We don't mind the low resolution, but it's the visible grid pattern that really distracts us.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
50% Dell Venue 8
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Venue 8 makes a less compelling argument than its smaller sibling, the Venue 7. At $149, the 7-inch model is a viable choice for an inexpensive tablet, but the case for the $179 8-inch model isn't as clear-cut. Amazon has a line of Kindle Fire tablets at similar prices that run Android apps and offer better performance. Barnes & Noble's Nook HD$114.00 at Amazon has a higher-resolution screen for $20 more. The king of 7-inch tablets, the Nexus 7$168.00 at Amazon, costs only $50 more. With so many other options available, the Venue 8 gets lost in the crowd. You probably won't miss it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Dell Venue 8 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
It's great to see a relatively affordable Windows 8 convertible with Intel Core CPUs, full size keyboards and fast SSD drives. The HP Split x2 brings novel and useful designs to a broader range of customers, and they've made a solid product. Obviously, even the $850 4th gen Core i5 model won't compete with high end Ultrabooks that have full HD displays and faster U series CPUs, but those cost $1,000 to $1,300 for Core i5 models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

79% Dell Venue 8 Pro (32 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 95%
Dell Venue 8 – Качество Без Переплаты
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good hardware components; good connectivity; low price; decent appearance; decent IPS display. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2014

Comment

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z2580: Soc with integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.3 - 2 GHz (short bursts), a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 based GPU clocked at 400 MHz and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.0": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


64.75%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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» Gigaset QV830
Mediatek MT8125
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Mediatek MT8389

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» MSI Primo 93
unknown, 9.7", 0.62 kg
» Lenovo A10-59407931
unknown, 10.1", 0.54 kg
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.57 kg
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.32 kg
» Huawei Ascend G610
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H
Atom Z2560, 11.6", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.18 kg
» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.45 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
Mediatek MT8389, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Archos 79 Xenon
unknown, 7.9", 0.32 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad A10
Mediatek MT8121, 10.1", 0.5445 kg
» Lenovo K900
Atom Z2580, 5.5", 0.17 kg
» Acer Iconia A1-830
Atom Z2560, 7.9", 0.38 kg
» Asus Zenfone 4
unknown, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» Asus Zenfone 5
Atom Z2580, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» Asus Zenfone 6
Atom Z2580, 6.0", 0.2 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.13 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» Lenovo S5000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 7.0", 0.246 kg
» MSI Primo 81
unknown, 7.9", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.61 kg
» Asus Fonepad ME372CG
Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.328 kg
» Huawei Ascend G700
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.157 kg
Current Prices

Amazon.com

$177.99 Dell Venue 8 32 GB Tablet (Android)

$784.00 Dell Venue 11 Pro 11-Inch Tablet PC (1.60 GHz Intel Core i5 i5-4300Y, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, IPS Technology, Windows 8.1) Black

Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB
» 243.99 GBP (lowest price)
243.99 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK
256.49 GBP Ebuyer

Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB
» 234.15 GBP (lowest price)
234.15 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-19 (Update: 2013-11-19)