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DELL Venue 8
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DELL Venue 8 Z3480 16GB 8" 4G 3G Tablet Value for Money 2015 CES Best Innovation Recommended Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
Z3480 Android 16GB 8" Mar 2015
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Made For Entertainment. High-def details: Admire your favorite photos and videos on a gorgeous Full HD touch screen (1920x1200) that's fun to share thanks to a wide viewing angle and excellent... More
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Dell Venue 8 7000: Unboxing & Review
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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

Tablets built by DELL are some of the better tablets according to average reviews from experts and users.

Very High Pixel Density

With a pixel density of 320 pixels per inch, the Venue 8 has a very high pixel density compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Venue 8. The lowest pixel density of tablets of this age and spec is 150ppi and the highest is 320ppi.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Venue 8 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Venue 8 the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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1 Reason Against

Very Heavy

The DELL Venue 8 is very heavy (355 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Venue 8. The weights of tablets of this spec and age range from 330g to 360g.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Venue 8

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Venue 8 over a year ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Venue 8 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Venue 8.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Venue 8 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Z3480 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Venue 8.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the Venue 8 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other Z3480 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the DELL Venue 8 is two. That's average compared to the other five Z3480 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews


In review: Dell Venue 8 Pro. Test model courtesy of Dell.Dell's Venue 8 Pro is unquestionably a solid tablet. The performance that Dell extracts from Intel's Cherry Trail platform seems very...

12 April 2016

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...

17 March 2016

The Venue 8 Pro 5855 isn't a bad device, but it doesn't really live up to its predecessor. The screen is quite attractive, and it's nice that Dell included USB Type-C. But the performance is just...

28 January 2016

This is the first Dell, Android device we've used since the Dell Streak way back in the day. The Dell Streak was the phablet before phablets were cool. Although now the Dell Streak 5 seems kind of... Read more…

Full HD display
Runs stock Android
Highdef touch screen
Good performance
Excessive bloatware
Slow performance at times
Limited memory, Android had fewer tablet apps that Apple
Performance can suffer with lots of multitasking
Battery life is a bit short
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…

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User Reviews

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 9 November 2013 by Richard L.
(Verified Purchase)

Update the BIOS/UEFI from the Dell website - I imagine it has several bug fixes. Dell offers a Targus case that is like a Ballistic Case or an Otterbox Commuter, with a silicon core and a hard... 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...

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