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Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet (32GB) (48.54kB)
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Both Surface Pro and Venue 8 Pro runs full Windows 8.1. So both should run Access. Although since my Venue 8 Pro didn't ... (more)

tchen811 (Jan. 27, 2014 @ 1:11p) |

which is better for a college student, surface or venue?

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Does this college student already have a laptop? For fun and play tablets are great, but for real work (hours of typing,... (more)

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In-store also?

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I got one of these at Amazon for $250 - nice unit and form factor - but there's a bug with the WiFi driver that makes you turn it on and off when it wakes from sleep mode, would be frustrating for an amateur PC user.

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Skywise said:   I got one of these at Amazon for $250 - nice unit and form factor - but there's a bug with the WiFi driver that makes you turn it on and off when it wakes from sleep mode, would be frustrating for an amateur PC user.
  Frankly, I have been dealing with that bug since Windows 8, not just applying to Dell Venue Pro 8..simply machines running Windows 8 (not just 8.1) in general. So yeah, I learn to shutdown and boot up the machine again

Issue aside, I truly wonder if that is the best price that we can expect.. no more of that $199? or any huge price drop from the Pro 11? Of course, I know I am being greedy on this.. but rightly so.. since my eye is on Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet..so I kind need more incentive than $229 to help me pull the trigger

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plus discover gives you 5% back($11.50).Tempting

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Can anyone recommend a good (cheap) case for this? Like a neoprene or nylon sleeve, not a folio-style case. I'm having trouble finding something that will fit for under $20.

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I picked up an open box at microcenter for $197
I returned it as I found the screen too small for me.

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statuteoflimitations said:   Can anyone recommend a good (cheap) case for this? Like a neoprene or nylon sleeve, not a folio-style case. I'm having trouble finding something that will fit for under $20.
  
Speaking of Microcenter, I picked up a Travelocity brand 7-8" Tablet Neoprene case for $6.99 there and it has got the job done. My local Microcenter had a huge bin of them; so if you have one nearby, you should check them out. The price is right.

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statuteoflimitations said:   Can anyone recommend a good (cheap) case for this? Like a neoprene or nylon sleeve, not a folio-style case. I'm having trouble finding something that will fit for under $20.
  
http://www.brookstone.com/ipad-mini-soft-case?bkiid=SearchResult...

I got this for my venue 8 pro.
 

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UnDefenant said:    
Speaking of Microcenter, I picked up a Travelocity brand 7-8" Tablet Neoprene case for $6.99 there and it has got the job done. My local Microcenter had a huge bin of them; so if you have one nearby, you should check them out. The price is right.
 

  Thanks. I've just seen a few on the website. I do have one relatively near by, so the next time I'm there I'll take a look.

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Skywise said:   I got one of these at Amazon for $250 - nice unit and form factor - but there's a bug with the WiFi driver that makes you turn it on and off when it wakes from sleep mode, would be frustrating for an amateur PC user.
  Updating to the latest wifi drivers resolved this issue for mine.

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Got one today (32gig) in store. It's awesome.

BUT, I am going to exchange tomorrow for the 64gig version. Having 6 gigs free isn't ideal. Especially after 4 hours of use...

The SD slot isn't a solution for installed programs before you suggest that.

Highly recommend this little thing for travel. It's very powerful and weighs .9 lb!

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http://www.displaywars.com/
People - use this site to compare screen sizes before you buy and return!
Or just visit a Bestbuy, Microcenter, Microsoft store, etc. to try before you decide.
Rather pointless to say it's 'too small for my needs' just buying and returning.

On this topic, you'll have the small ebook size'd tablets (4-7"), mid sized (7-8"), and large (9"+).
Each has it's purposes - eg. the small Fujitsu cell-phone-sized Win7 can easily fit into any pocket and you'll never be without it since it's a phone as well.
Mid sized are just small enough to fit a khaki pants pocket, so nice for IT tech guys roaming about and not wanting to be tied to heavy gear. But 2GB of RAM and Atom-like CPUs means they're no good for VS2013, 3DS Max, and the like.
9"+ tablets have everything including 4+GB RAM, i7 CPUs, and the $$$$ price tag to match. Can do everything, but heavier and not pocketable by any means.

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The latest slew of 8" Windows Tablets are just smaller than a Nook HD+, or about the size of one page of a regular paperback book. That's the size you're dealing with. Good for ebook reading, brief spurts of web surfing, getting the basics done.

For longer reading, viewing pages w/o too much scrolling, etc., you'll have to get up to the 9"+ size... naturally, 2x+ the $183 open-box price of these at Microcenter (at the Tustin, CA store anyways - has tons of them showing up these past 2 months).

Otherwise, you'll have to look into the $250-300 refurb'd/used Dell/HP 10" Win tablets for the cheaper end of what''s similar.

Top end? Lenovo Miix 10, Samsung Ativ, etc. at $1k+ for 10"+ tablets.

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NO GPS on this. Only Toshiba and Lenovo 8" have it. No HDMI out - only Toshiba has it.
No Windows Home touch icon (only a button on the edge; Only Toshiba and Lenovo has the icon in the regular place).
Rubber back - easy to grip, hard to clean.

Worth the $183+? Yes if you want 100% compatibility in a small tablet that can plug into any printer on the planet, connect with any camcorder and camera, and pretty much do and run everything a 2GB Atom-like PC can run - ie. far more functionality than an iPad or Android tablet.

eBook reading? Nope if you read anything but auto-text-wrapped epub's and the like where you can zoom the fonts bigger and not worry about the sentence flowing off-screen like most PDFs. If you're reading PDFs, comics, home sans, etc, then you'll want a bigger tablet like the Nook HD+ (which I just picked up after weeks of careful comparing - not to mention, at $100-120 for one, a far better buy ebook-wise.). My primary need was reading, not to have a PC portable. So that drove my decision. If I wanted a tablet, I'd at least want something with 4GB of ram and more powerful CPU to do VS2013 development.

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It is a nice tablet but not without some negatives. I owned one for about a month. Works like a charm, nice screen, good support, and has more processing power than you would expect, I ran Quicken 2013 on a large database without a problem. However, the screen is small and 32GB is also small and you need to add a microSD 32 GB card to get the storage up to something useful.

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adorable said:   
eBook reading? Nope if you read anything but auto-text-wrapped epub's and the like where you can zoom the fonts bigger and not worry about the sentence flowing off-screen like most PDFs. If you're reading PDFs, comics, home sans, etc, then you'll want a bigger tablet like the Nook HD+ (which I just picked up after weeks of careful comparing - not to mention, at $100-120 for one, a far better buy ebook-wise.).

  Just wanted to add some thoughts to this. I read a lot of epubs for pleasure, but endless PDFs for work. Even though the HD+ is the logical choice for larger documents, I went with the 7" Nook HD and have not regretted it. You can read on a 7" tablet, just the one in this deal is borderline for screen quality at 228ppi.

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Would this run office? I need a tablet for Access.

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coolbreeze said:   Got one today (32gig) in store. It's awesome.

BUT, I am going to exchange tomorrow for the 64gig version. Having 6 gigs free isn't ideal. Especially after 4 hours of use...

The SD slot isn't a solution for installed programs before you suggest that.

Highly recommend this little thing for travel. It's very powerful and weighs .9 lb!

  
Thanks for this info. This was the one question I had, how much space does Win 8.1 and Office takeup.  6 gb left of 32 is a big ouch.

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knowit2 said:   
coolbreeze said:   Got one today (32gig) in store. It's awesome.

BUT, I am going to exchange tomorrow for the 64gig version. Having 6 gigs free isn't ideal. Especially after 4 hours of use...

The SD slot isn't a solution for installed programs before you suggest that.

Highly recommend this little thing for travel. It's very powerful and weighs .9 lb!

  
Thanks for this info. This was the one question I had, how much space does Win 8.1 and Office takeup.  6 gb left of 32 is a big ouch.

  Well in fairness, I did install a few programs. Strangely after I activated Office (which is free) my free space went from 6 to 7.5 gigs.

Still tight, but I think I'm going to make it work. $70 more is a big leap.

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Matrim33 said:   Would this run office? I need a tablet for Access.
 
 http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Venue-8...

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Matrim33 said:   Would this run office? I need a tablet for Access.
  This will run anything a regular PC will (except crazy games, Crysis, etc). Just make sure you have enough space as the 32 gig is pretty tight out of the box. There's always the 64 if you want to drop $70 more. The Atom processor is VERY capable. This little thing absolutely flies and I do 100% of the same work on it as I do a full-fledged computer.

Keep in mind the free included version of Office (it's the real thing) doesn't include Access or Outlook. But it does include full desktop versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Yes. Not only it can run office, Office is included for free with it.

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ashukg said:   Yes. Not only it can run office, Office is included for free with it.
  
It comes with home and student which does not have Access. I'm asking because I know only the Surface Pro will run Access, not the regular Surface. That is made clear on the site. It is not as clear with these cheaper tablets.

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Matrim33 said:   
ashukg said:   Yes. Not only it can run office, Office is included for free with it.
  
It comes with home and student which does not have Access. I'm asking because I know only the Surface Pro will run Access, not the regular Surface. That is made clear on the site. It is not as clear with these cheaper tablets.

  
Both Surface Pro and Venue 8 Pro runs full Windows 8.1. So both should run Access. Although since my Venue 8 Pro didn't come with Access, I am not sure how well it can run. However, both Excel and Word runs flawlessly on Venue 8 Pro.

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which is better for a college student, surface or venue?

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DaysFan said:   which is better for a college student, surface or venue?
 
Does this college student already have a laptop? For fun and play tablets are great, but for real work (hours of typing, reading/researching, spreadsheets, etc.) a laptop would work much better. Plus, you will get much more bang for your buck for good hardware if you go the laptop route.

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