Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet Now Available for Pre-Order

Dell is now accepting pre-orders for its Venue 8 Pro tablet which features a quad-core Intel Atom Z370D "Silvermont" processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, and 2 GB of single channel DDR3L-RS 1600 MHz RAM.

The tablet also includes a 1.2 MP front and a 5 MP rear camera, Bluetooth 4.0, a Dell Wireless 2x2 802.11n Wi-Fi Antenna, and is offered with either 32 GB or 64 GB of onboard storage. Since the device natively runs Windows 8.1 and it qualifies as a "small tablet," the Venue 8 Pro is bundled with a complimentary copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013.

The Dell Venue 8 Pro is priced at $299.99 (32 GB) and $349.99 (64 GB) with pre-orders expected to ship on October 25, 2013 with the option of adding a Dell Active Stylus for $34.99.

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  • teh_chem
    I haven't used windows 8/8.1--but what's with all of these x86 tablets only coming with 2GB of RAM? ASUS announced their T100--also an 8.1 tablet with baytrail, and also 2GB of RAM. I know at around this price point, you're not going to get a ton of power, but man, the difference between 2GB and 4GB of RAM on modern systems is noticeable.
  • stevejnb
    True Chem. I'm iffy on a full Windows 8 tablet with under 2gb of RAM - seems to be a guarantee for a system that chugs - but all of these tablets are in a price range where even Android tablets don't tend to have more than 2gb of RAM. One would hope they tailored the hardware to the software rather than the hardware to the price point, but I'm not sure that's the case.

    Ultimately, these will work, and you'll be able to perform a lot of less intensive functions with only mildly irritating slowdown, but people who want to use these types of tablets like they'd use a regular PC will find they experience problematic. Mobile oriented processor, limited RAM, low price, and you get what you pay for.
  • allenpan
    32 bit atom, 2GB per channel, max they can go is 2GB+1GB, however, the additional 1B requires additional tracing and complicated the 4 layer pcb design , In other word, not cheap enough/profit enough