Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
Success. Intel's Bay Trail platform and Windows with Bing enable manufacturers to build cheaper and cheaper notebooks and tablets. Dell took advantage of these developments and just released an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a bright, high-contrast IPS display -- for just 160 to 180 Euros (~$199 to ~$224).
Source: PC Mag
The Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 Series is a full-fledged 8-inch Windows tablet for less than $100. Its IPS display offers bold colors and wide viewing angles, and you'll get close to 7 hours of battery life between charges. It won't wow you with speedy performance, and its rear-facing camera could be better, but at this price, these aren't major issues. If you're willing to spend about $300 more, and you want a Windows tablet with excellent digitizer and handwriting-capture skills, check out the Toshiba Encore 2 Write.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: It Pro
Dell has slashed the priced of its latest 8in Windows tablet to £120 as it aims to compete with low-cost Android alternatives. The Venue 8 Pro 3000 is good value. Build quality compares well with similarly-priced Android tablets. If you’re in the market for a low-cost tablet with full Windows compatibility then it's one definitely a contender.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 88% features: 59% display: 72% mobility: 60%
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 2/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2015
Source: Pasonisan JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2015
Model: The Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845 is a candy bar form tablet that is light enough to be carried anywhere. Design is kept simple with rounded edges and comes in black entirely. The thin profile at just 9 mm makes it comfortable in hand and the back cover holds in the camera and a black Dell logo. The Windows 8.1 system comes with Microsoft Office 365 Personal Edition, one year subscription, for greater productivity and the OS is optimized for touchscreen devices. Display on the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845 is an 8 inch HD panel with 10 point touch capability.
Hardware capabilities packed include an Intel Atom Z3735 quad-core processor clocked at 1.83 GHz, 1 GB DDR3L-RS RAM, Intel HD Graphics and 32 GB eMMC storage. This enables the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845 to be responsive yet keeping cost efficiency for a value based device. There are a a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front shooter. Other features include a micro-B USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0 and a headphone with microphone combo jack. Powering the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845 is non swappable 1-cell battery that delivers pretty decent battery life while the entire system weighs in at just 395 g.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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).
Z3735G: SoC with an integrated quad-core Atom processor clocked up to 1.83 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a single channel (32 bit) DDR3L-RS-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
80.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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