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Dell Venue 8 tablet launched in India – What All You Need to Know

Microsoft launched its tablet back in the year 2001 that has for a long time remained a niche product in the IT industry, until the introduction of iPad. Besides the iPad, smartphones, tablets, laptop or desktop introduced by Apple or Google, choosing the suitable one among the ever-increasing choices has been stressful at times.


But wait! What about Windows 8, where does it fit in the sea of options? With unremitting number of people, becoming more and more accustomed to using Windows 8, including me – it’s obvious to wonder when we could enjoy the same desktop experience on our tablets. I’ve been really waiting for Microsoft to bring to fore a convincing tablet that could outdo Apple and Google.

Thankfully, Microsoft tablets take back the lead and offers Window 8.1 that has surpassed Apple and Google tablets in terms of price, size and most importantly battery life.  This sort of tablet is represented by Dell and has been given the name as Venue 8 Pro.

Dell a highly renowned brand name for making niche PC’s, recently announced the launch of latest offerings – tablets namely Dell Venue, including Android and Windows powered devices.

Dell Venue 8 Pro – A Prolific Alternative for business

The Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet is loaded with exemplary set of features – right from stunning HD screen to provide widest viewing angle, to superior quality rubberized back, to Windows 8.1 and dual-core Intel Atom processor promises remarkable performance and enhanced battery life (up to 6 to 9 hours).

Besides this, the tablet lets you add smart accessories, like Dell Active Stylus (a must-have accessory in case you often visit websites or utilize apps that impose hover actions) and an optional keyboard aiming to keep you productive, which has indeed become a demand of the workplace today.

Let’s have a look at some other features of the tablet:

  • When it comes to Internet connectivity, Dell Venue 8 Pro comprises of a dual-band Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth 4.0.
  • It comes with 5 megapixel camera from the rear and has a 2 megapixel front camera.
  • It has two storage alternatives – 16 GB and 32 GB. Looking for more memory, no need to worry as the tablet also has a microSD card slot that enable you to add additional storage space.

Apart from rich features, what makes this breed of tablet a must-have for business is its black color. Currently the tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and very soon it is anticipated to get the latest update of the Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system.

Dell Venue Pro 8 – Is it a Worthy Investment?

Like many people, even I’ve the same question in my mind whether the latest offering of Microsoft will be a worthy choice or not. Everyone has their own opinions, and what I thing about the latest Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet is that it is definitely a good alternative for people who have been on a look out for a highly reasonably priced tablet that could help is easier to carry and comfortable to hold in hands for hours or longer – whether you’re watching a movie or playing games and so on.

Also, its black color makes it a good fit for business owners looking forward to a cost-effective and lighter tablet, and would rather be a good replacement of the bulky tablets offered by Apple and Google.  As the name implies, the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet features 8-inch screen size.

On a personal note – I find the 8-inch “mini” tablet a lot convenient to hold while on the go. Even though, the tablet is priced remarkably lower yet it offers considerably great physical characteristics.

What to Look Forward To?

Dell said that soon it would be launching a wireless keyboard for its Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, which in turn, would help in making the tablet to be used as a laptop in an easier manner.

A Final Word!

After reading the guest post, hopefully now you must have come to know about the prospects of Dell Venue 8 Pro is worth considering.

And, it is definitely a treat for the users who have grown accustomed to using Windows 8, as Dell Venue 8 Pro is a Windows-based, 8-inch tablet that provides users the ease to carry out all their tasks on a “mini” screen – something they’ve been carrying out on their desktops.

Vishal Gaikar

Vishal Gaikar

Vishal Gaikar is a professional blogger from Pune, India. He is Software Engineer, Web Addicted. At Shake the Tech, he writes on Technology, Gadgets & so on. Follow me @vishal

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