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DELL Venue 8 Z2580 2GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

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21 Reasons For

Fifteen Industry Awards

This DELL tablet is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the tablet computers of a comparable age and type.

The reviewers at Expert Reviews, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com, Pclab.pl and Tablety.pl all recommend this Z2580 processor tablet and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This tablet computer received a "Best Buy" from Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom said that this Z2580 processor tablet would make a great purchase.

This Z2580 processor tablet was given a "Value for Money" award by both Hardwareluxx.de and Ua.gecid.com, both of which thought that this tablet computer was great for its price.

This tablet computer was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Hothardware.com and Laptopmag.com, both of which wrote that this Z2580 processor tablet was fantastic.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eighty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and PC Mag the average expert rating of this Z2580 processor tablet is 77%.

Good User Reviews

People who bought this tablet computer rated this tablet 85% on average.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Simon Jones wrote on Amazon “For the price far better than any ipad”. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Low price make it a good value for multimedia tablets”. Three years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com scored the product 4 stars and said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “Windows programs, Dell's Venue 8 Pro is a solid choice at a reasonable price – especially since we've recently seen it on sale at Staples for $280.”.

Seven DELL Venue 8 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Cnet.com wrote in their review on CNET.com four years ago “The Dell Venue 8 is a budget tablet done right”. Cnet.com also said “The Dell Venue 8 is perfect for the budget shopper with modest needs”. Expert review site Consumersearch.com mentioned three years ago “If you are looking for a low-cost tablet with good performance” .

Several DELL Venue 8 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. In January last year Androidheadlines.com mentioned “Sharp, fullHD display for cheap” in their DELL Venue 8 review. Expert review site Tabletpcreview.com said “Many mid-size Android tablets are designed to be cheap”. Zdnet.com said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 three years ago “Venue 8 tablets from Dell are downright cheap and good options for those wanting decent tablets at a reasonable price” yet they only rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Robust

A few DELL Venue 8 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Expert website Digitaltrends.com scored this tablet 4 stars and said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “If you're on the lookout for a solid 8-inch Windows tablet for running a mix of apps”. Expert website Laptopmag.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the DELL Venue 8 four years ago “The 8-inch Venue 8 Pro is the smaller of the two slates, boasting a bright screen, preloaded Microsoft Office and a build cozy enough to hold”. Notebookcheck.net said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “Dell's Venue 8 Pro is unquestionably a solid tablet” and scored the product 4 stars.

A few people concluded that it was strong and durable. Three years ago expert website Hothardware.com wrote “The extra heft makes it more durable perhaps, for kids”. Canadianreviewer.com wrote “Bright screen tough exterior expandable storage reasonable battery life”. In January last year Androidheadlines.com wrote “Durable, kidfriendly exterior” in their review of the DELL Venue 8.

One person who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 concluded that it was reliable. In January last year Androidheadlines.com mentioned in their review “Dependable performance”.

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Nice Design

Several customers who bought the product concluded that it was a good design. Expert review site Laptopmag.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Improved performance, all in a sturdy design”. Canadianreviewer.com mentioned “Comfortable and attractive design”. Androidheadlines.com wrote last year “Comfortable softtouch design” in their review.

Four DELL Venue 8 owners who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 reckoned that it was smooth. Cnet.com wrote “Packing a pure Android OS and smooth performa” in their review of this tablet but they only scored the product 3 stars. Canadianreviewer.com said four years ago “Smooth performance”. Pcquest.com mentioned three years ago “2 GB RAM the tablet offer crisp, smooth and r” .

A number of people concluded that the DELL Venue 8 was good looking. Mr. Martin Brown mentioned “The Venue 8 Pro is a proper computer and, with a bit of fiddling, you can get it to do anything a lap-top will do - and pretty speedily too” in his review yet he gave the product a score of 3 stars. Mr. Martin Brown also wrote “The iPad does what it does beautifully”. Expert review site 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” in their review of the DELL Venue 8.

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Easy to Use

A number of DELL Venue 8 reviewers thought this tablet was comfortable and easy to hold. Michal Raszkowski wrote on Amazon three years ago “Wrting is very comfortable”. Computershopper.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote four years ago “Eight-hour battery life in a thin chassis that's light enough to hold comfortably in one hand”. Expert website Laptopmag.com said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “The Dell Venue 8 features a vibrant display; a comfy, soft-touch design;” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

A few customers who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use. Mehmet Numan Alp said three years ago “My main difficulty is to use its Turkish characters” yet they only gave the DELL Venue 8 a score of 2 stars. Mr. Martin Brown wrote on Amazon “My initial impression is that is much easier to use, because it is bigger.” in his DELL Venue 8 review. Expert website Wired.co.uk said in their review “Dell's Venue 8 Pro is an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet that's available either standalone or with some handy accessories including a Bluetooth keyboard, cover/stand” .

A few customers concluded that this tablet had a good experience. User1972 scored the DELL Venue 8 very highly and said in their review on Amazon “Really great quality, makes a really nice laptop experience for the tablet”. Laptopmag.com rated this tablet 70 out of 100 and wrote “With its soft-touch back, sharp 1280 x 800-pixel display and clean Android experience”.

One person who reviewed this tablet said that it had a good interface. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Available with clean Android interface, sharp display” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good Battery Life

A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Michal Raszkowski said in his review “Battery life is brilliant” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. 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”. Canadianreviewer.com said “Good battery life” in their review of the DELL Venue 8.

Good Size

A number of DELL Venue 8 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was compact. Loll gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It's compact enough to stored in small pouch” in their review of this tablet. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Dell is approaching the compact 8-inch Windows tablet segment with both eyes wide open”. Expert website Computershopper.com said “Budget-friendly, compact Android tablets certainly haven’t been in short supply over the last year or so” and rated it 70 out of 100.

Seven DELL Venue 8 owners who purchased it concluded that it was thin. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “The slim design grabs headlines” in their DELL Venue 8 review. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “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.

Some DELL Venue 8 reviewers said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Canadianreviewer.com wrote in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “Lightweight design”. One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to carry around. Itproportal.com gave the DELL Venue 8 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “It's small, light and easy to lug around.”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the DELL Venue 8 was good structurally. Androidheadlines.com said in their review of this tablet “Good looks and construction”.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was a good body shape. Three years ago expert review site Pcquest.com wrote in their DELL Venue 8 review “Cluttered besides that Venue 8 Pro is a good value-for-money device with long battery assistance, dongle support and well built body”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that the DELL Venue 8 had good sound quality. Four years ago Computershopper.com said “It delivers vivid visuals, excellent audio”. Canadianreviewer.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Sluggish performance not much storage space poor speakers middling screen resolution”. Androidheadlines.com said “Audio is decent.”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who bought this tablet reckoned that it was good quality. Bo Zhu wrote “So overall, good service and reasonable quality goods” and scored this tablet 4 stars. Canadianreviewer.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Solid build quality” in their review of the DELL Venue 8.

Good Value for Money

Hardwareluxx.de and Ua.gecid.com highlighted in their review that this tablet was great for its price.

Good Technical Features

A few people said in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “A device chocked full of business features”. Expert review site Kitguru.net rated it 5 stars and said two years ago “It has several interesting features, not least of which include a 2560*1600 OLED display” in their review of the DELL Venue 8. Expert review site Networkworld.com mentioned “Dell's new Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet offers users a fine display, good features and impressive audio -- at a reasonable price” in their DELL Venue 8 review.

Good Connectivity

One DELL Venue 8 owner who reviewed the DELL Venue 8 considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.

One DELL Venue 8 owner thought it had network functionality. Mr. Martin Brown said “Just try working on files somewhere else on your network and filing them exactly where you want to file them” in his review of this tablet but he gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

One DELL Venue 8 reviewer who bought this tablet considered that it had gps. Fonearena.com said in their review three years ago “This has GPS that is commonly not seen on WiFi-only tablets” . One DELL Venue 8 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert review site Tabletpcreview.com wrote “It's nice that Dell included USB Type-C.”.

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Good Support

Several customers who purchased this tablet thought it had good customer support. Gd wrote on Amazon two years ago “Dell Customer Support were very helpful and will take it under warranty.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

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

Good for Games

One DELL Venue 8 owner reckoned that the DELL Venue 8 was good playing games on. Androidheadlines.com wrote in their review “Solid gaming and content streaming performance”.

Good Picture Quality

One DELL Venue 8 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Venue 8 had good colour saturation. Androidheadlines.com said in their DELL Venue 8 review in January last year “Displays natural colors, microUSB expandable memory jack”.

DELL Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

DELL Z2580 processor tablets have good reviews on average and across all tablet computers DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of tablet computers of this age and type is 6", the largest is 11", and the average display diagonal is 7.8". With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the DELL Venue 8 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst Z2580 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Across all the tablets of this type and age the internal memorys range from 1GB to 2GB. When compared to other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Venue 8 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Venue 8's internal memory of 2 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Venue 8 is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Venue 8 are also not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to look at the Asus FonePad Note 6[plb_2141595_price].

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Not 4G

The Venue 8 is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 4G.

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Heavy

Across all the tablets of a comparable type and age to the Venue 8 the weights range from 210g to 620g. With a weight of 350 grams, the Venue 8 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Venue 8.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Venue 8 has a better internal memory type than most tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This DELL tablet computer has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all tablet computers of this age and spec the best internal memory type is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3Lm-SDRAM.

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Only 720p Video Recording Modes

The DELL Venue 8 has a 720p video recording modes which is higher than most tablets of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it have a 1080p video recording modes. Across all similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Venue 8 the video recording mode ranges from 480p to 2160p.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Venue 8

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Venue 8.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Venue 8 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Asus FonePad Note 6[plb_2141595_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Venue 8 has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Venue 8.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the DELL Venue 8 has a pretty standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Two Processor Coress

The Venue 8 has two processor coress. That's average compared to the other 10 Z2580 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the Venue 8 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2 processor cores tablet computers currently available including the Asus FonePad Note 6[plb_2141595_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
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Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Wi-Fi

10 Awards

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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

(64)
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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