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DELL Venue 8 Z3480 16GB 8" 4G 3G Tablet

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Z3480 Android 16GB 8" Mar 2015
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Ten Industry Awards

Experts really like this tablet computer and have given it ten awards.

This Z3480 processor tablet received a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com and Tablety.pl all of whom wrote that this DELL tablet computer was good.

This tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Hothardware.com and Laptopmag.com, both of which decided that this Z3480 processor tablet was fantastic.

In addition, this tablet computer received a "Gold Award" from Hardwaremx.com who wrote it was marvellous and the editor of Ua.gecid.com said that it was good value for money and gave it a "Value for Money" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both concluded that this DELL tablet was good. Techwarelabs.com gave this tablet computer a "2015 CES Best Innovation" award and Computershopper.com gave it a "Good For Families" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This tablet computer has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on thirty-six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and PC Mag. The expert review sites don't rate this Z3480 processor tablet that highly.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 63 user reviews this Z3480 processor tablet has an overall user rating of 88 out of 100. This DELL tablet computer in the top 1% of all the tablets of a comparable age and spec when ranked by user rating.

Nice Design

A number of DELL Venue 8 owners said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “Improved performance, all in a sturdy design” in their review of the DELL Venue 8 and gave the DELL Venue 8 a rating of 4 stars. Laptopmag.com also wrote “The Dell Venue 8 features a vibrant display; a comfy, soft-touch design; and a pure build of Android, all for just $179”.

A number of DELL Venue 8 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Packing a pure Android OS and smooth performa” in their review of the DELL Venue 8.

One DELL Venue 8 owner reckoned that this tablet was good looking. In December last year Tabletpcreview.com said “The Dell Venue 8 7840 is unquestionably one of the best mid-size tablets on the market, thanks to its beautiful display, outstanding performance”.

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Good Size

Five people concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Computershopper.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Budget-friendly, compact Android tablets certainly haven’t been in short supply over the last year or so” in their review of the DELL Venue 8. Computershopper.com also said “This entry-level compact Android tablet performs”. Last year expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “It gives the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 at 5.6mm a run for its svelte money and is by what seems like miles is slimmer than the iPad Air by 1.5mm”.

Four DELL Venue 8 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their DELL Venue 8 review “The slim design grabs headlines” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it as very good and mentioned in their DELL Venue 8 review “It's actually just as slim, at 9mm, as the Nexus 7”. Kitguru.net wrote “The tablet's design is phenomenal, proving incredibly thin yet strong” in their review of this tablet.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 concluded that it was good value for money. Two years ago Pcmag.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Low price make it a good value for multimedia tablets”. Computershopper.com mentioned “A light, attractive chassis, Dell's Atom-refreshed 8-inch tablet delivers fine value and performance for the price” in their review of this tablet. Computershopper.com also said “It's a decent buy if you value its extra inch of screen over other considerations, such as battery life”.

A few DELL Venue 8 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was cheap. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “The Dell Venue 8 is a budget tablet done right” but they scored the DELL Venue 8 3 stars. Cnet.com also mentioned “The Dell Venue 8 is perfect for the budget shopper with modest needs”. Consumersearch.com said “If you are looking for a low-cost tablet with good performance”.

A number of DELL Venue 8 owners reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Tabletpcreview.com mentioned “Many mid-size Android tablets are designed to be cheap” in their DELL Venue 8 review. Two years ago Zdnet.com wrote “Venue 8 tablets from Dell are downright cheap and good options for those wanting decent tablets at a reasonable price” in their review but despite that they scored it 60 out of 100.

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Robust

Several people who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 reckoned that it was strong and durable. Expert website Hothardware.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “The extra heft makes it more durable perhaps, for kids” .

A number of people who bought the DELL Venue 8 reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site 91mobiles.com said “The Dell Venue 8 is an affordable Android tablet that offers solid build and performance."Dell hasn't had the most successful time with smartphones”.

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Good Value for Money

Ua.gecid.com highlighted in their review that this tablet computer was good value for money.

Easy to Use

One DELL Venue 8 reviewer thought this tablet had a good experience. Three years ago Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “With its soft-touch back, sharp 1280 x 800-pixel display and clean Android experience”.

One person considered that the DELL Venue 8 was comfortable and easy to hold. One DELL Venue 8 owner who purchased the DELL Venue 8 thought it had a good interface. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “Available with clean Android interface, sharp display” and scored it 4 stars.

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Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that the DELL Venue 8 had a good battery life. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “Dell has refreshed its Venue tablet series, bringing better performance, battery life and audio quality to its 8-inch Android slate”.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had good features. Expert review site Kitguru.net wrote “It has several interesting features, not least of which include a 2560*1600 OLED display”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that this tablet was quiet. Expert website Hothardware.com mentioned in their DELL Venue 8 review “It's quieter, more nimble”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 said that it had gps. Fonearena.com mentioned two years ago “This has GPS that is commonly not seen on WiFi-only tablets”.

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 789 expert and owner reviews for DELL tablets and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its Z3480 processor tablets.

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3G Compatible

Unlike most of the other Z3480 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the Venue 8 which are not 3G compatible, the Venue 8 is 3G compatible.

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4G Compatible

Unlike most of the other tablets of this spec and age which are not 4G compatible, the DELL Venue 8 is 4G compatible.

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Fairly High Pixel Density

Across all the tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Venue 8 the pixel densities range from 150ppi to 360ppi, and the average pixel density is 260ppi. The DELL Venue 8 has a fairly high pixel density (320 pixels per inch) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Venue 8.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Venue 8 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The best display resolution of all tablet computers of this age and spec is 2732 x 2048 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Venue 8

Released Over a Year Ago

This Z3480 processor tablet was released over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Venue 8 has a pretty typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Venue 8 has a pretty typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Venue 8.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8 inches, the Venue 8 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other Z3480 processor tablets that have been around for more than a year.

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Two Processor Cores

The Venue 8 is a two processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other tablets of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Specification

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Processor Model
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Print Technology
Memory
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Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
3G Standard
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Messaging
Performance
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Battery Cell
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Miracast Certified
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details

10 Awards

ua.gecid.com Value for Money hardwaremx.com Gold Award computershopper.com Good For Families hothardware.com Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice techwarelabs.com 2015 CES Best Innovation gagadget.com Recommended tablety.pl Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(68)
29 October 2015

It is an absolutley stunningly thin device with a goreous screen to boot. With a thickness of a mere 6mm, it gives the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 at 5.6mm a run for its svelte money and is by what... Read more…

18 September 2015

Techwarelabs.com

I would like to make a correction to the video the tablet is actually 399.99$.Dells new tablet is a mouthful, and that is a fact. Another fact is that this little 6mm mouthful is a powerful... Read more…

A ndroid tablets can seem like much of a muchness, but the 8.4in Dell Venue 8 7840 is a refreshingly off-trend effort. It ticks the ?super-thin? box, then upsets the apple cart with a barely-there... Read more…

11 May 2015

On the whole, then, it is safe to say we were amazed by the Dell Venue 8 7840.The tablet's design is phenomenal, proving incredibly thin yet strong and sturdy. The aluminium construction looks and...

26 March 2015

The Dell Venue 8 7840 is unquestionably one of the best mid-size tablets on the market, thanks to its beautiful display, outstanding performance, and long battery life...

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User Reviews

(63)
Reviewed 5 January 2015 by EricEric
EricEric would recommend the Dell Venue 8

Picked this up on Saturday the 3rd of Jan. It has a fantastic build quality - as nice as an iPad, if not nicer. The battery is ~5500mAh and the Intel processor is very fast. Screen is jaw... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by EnglishDan
EnglishDan would recommend the Dell Venue 8

I am a tablet and phone geek. I just cannot help myself. Ive had 4 Nexus 9`s recently (due to shabby hardware), the Tab S and the G Pad 8.3 and i will say that hands down the new Dell 7840 is... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2015 by Zboot
Zboot would recommend the Dell Venue 8 (Verified Purchase)

I've already written about my experience with the Dell Venue 8 7000 elsewhere so here it is edited for what Bestbuy considers inappropriate language:...

Reviewed 15 January 2015 by Fightinirish
Fightinirish would recommend the Dell Venue 8

I have used 5 different tablets from various manufactures over the past two years, and this one definitely rates at the top. The build quality is excellent, on pace with the iPad and iPad Mini...

Reviewed 7 January 2015 by Dave82882

I picked this tablet 5 days ago and so far have been really enjoying it. The screen is amazing, the Intel Z3580 with 2GB of RAM absolutely flies, the build quality is top notch, the power/volume... Read more…

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