Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855
Back to business. The latest edition of Dell's Venue 8 Pro presents itself as an extremely strong teammate in our test - thanks to the latest Cherry Trail platform in conjunction with generous dual-channel working memory. However, the colleague is not prepared to work overtime.
Source: IT Pro Portal
At £366 for the 64GB version with mobile data as tested – you can get the 2GB Wi-Fi only version for £259 – the Venue 8 Pro may seem a little pricey. As a business machine though it looks like an attractive package. It’s solidly constructed, has a good range of practical hardware and software options, and it looks smart in an understated way.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Connect - Heft 7/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
Model: The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 is a Windows based tablet, which targets at users who are looking for productivity and entertainment on-the-go. It is solidly built and has a professional looking design. The Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit system features a 2.2 GHz to 2.24 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor, an integrated Intel HD Graphics, a 64 GB hard drive and a choice of either 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3L-RS RAM. The tablet also comes pre-installed with Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and Excel Mobile, which are free to use. Full versions of these applications are available through Office 365 subscription. In addition, it comes with the Bamboo Paper digital notebook software, which allows users to draw and write on the screen using their finger or an optical stylus.
The 8-inch display features HD resolution (1280 x 800 pixels) and supports touch inputs. It looks great and is suitable for a range of tasks from social networking to writing emails. Furthermore, the tablet supports Miracast, which allows a wireless connection of keyboards and monitors to the tablet. There is a decent 5-MP rear camera and 2-MP front camera for taking selfies. The tablet only weighs 377.1 g and its battery can last up to 4 :07 hours.
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail): Integrated graphics card in the Cherry-Trail SoCs. Based on a Broadwell GPU (Intel Gen8) and supports DirectX 11.2. Depending on the SoC offers 12 or 16 EUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Z8500: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.44 - 2.24 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1600 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.
72.6%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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