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Smooth performance combined with good battery life

Dell Venue 8 7000

from PC Advisor ( )

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is an attractive Android tablet with a super slim design, a great screen and offers smooth performance combined with good battery life. However, it's more expensive than closely matched rivals and the RealSense camera technology which is supposedly a selling point isn't worth t... More

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is an attractive Android tablet with a super slim design, a great screen and offers smooth performance combined with good battery life. However, it's more expensive than closely matched rivals and the RealSense camera technology which is supposedly a selling point isn't worth the time of day.

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7/10

Super slim design, a great screen and offers smooth performance combined with good battery life

Dell Venue 8 7000

from PC Advisor ( )

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is an attractive Android tablet with a super slim design, a great screen and offers smooth performance combined with good battery life. However, it's more expensive than closely matched rivals and the RealSense camera technology which is supposedly a selling point isn't worth t... More

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is an attractive Android tablet with a super slim design, a great screen and offers smooth performance combined with good battery life. However, it's more expensive than closely matched rivals and the RealSense camera technology which is supposedly a selling point isn't worth the time of day.

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7/10

A laptop in disguise

Dell Venue 11 Pro

from PCWorld ( )

Statistics aside, as a tablet or a small laptop, the Venue 11 Pro is a joy to use. The display is bright and evenly lit, and it couldn’t be any more responsive to touch. Movies look great and it even sounds halfway decent when music emanates from the speakers. The Venue 11 Pro isn’t skin... More

Statistics aside, as a tablet or a small laptop, the Venue 11 Pro is a joy to use. The display is bright and evenly lit, and it couldn’t be any more responsive to touch. Movies look great and it even sounds halfway decent when music emanates from the speakers. The Venue 11 Pro isn’t skinny, and it isn’t cheap, but it can definitely make an argument for being the best small business tablet on the market.

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7/10

Thin design, great screen, gimmicky camera

Dell Venue 8 7000

from TUAW ( )

At $399, the Dell Venue 8 7000 isn't exactly cheap, but it mostly merits its flagship price. Thanks to a combination of a thin and beautiful design, excellent build quality, long battery life and a stunning screen, the Venue 8 earns its status as one of the best Android tablets you can buy. As the f... More

At $399, the Dell Venue 8 7000 isn't exactly cheap, but it mostly merits its flagship price. Thanks to a combination of a thin and beautiful design, excellent build quality, long battery life and a stunning screen, the Venue 8 earns its status as one of the best Android tablets you can buy. As the first tab with Intel's RealSense 3D camera setup, its unique photographic capabilities are a draw too, although some of the use cases feel more like gimmicks. What would make this already-excellent tablet even better is better image quality to match its imaging tricks. Also, while having the world's thinnest tablet design is mostly a plus, some ill-thought-out design decisions mean your fingers will end up blocking the speaker and rear cameras more often than you might like.

These annoyances aside, the Venue 8 is an impressive device that shows Dell doesn't deserve to still be the butt of "Dude, you're getting a Dell" jokes; the once-stodgy PC maker has shown it can go head to head with the likes of Samsung, Sony and Apple. Even if the Venue 8 itself isn't perfect, it makes me excited to see what the company does next.

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8.4/10

Beautiful display, decent overall performance

Dell Venue 8 7000

from TechSpot ( )

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is arguably one of the best looking tablets currently on the market. If you’re a fan of slim profiles, you’ll love what Dell has done here. The mostly aluminum chassis makes for a lightweight slate given its size. 

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is arguably one of the best looking tablets currently on the market. If you’re a fan of slim profiles, you’ll love what Dell has done here. The mostly aluminum chassis makes for a lightweight slate given its size. 

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8/10

This is the 'world's thinnest' tablet and turns out to be one of the best

Dell Venue 8 7000

from TechRadar ( )

Instead of the Dell Venue 8 7000, this should have been called "Dell - the world's thinnest tablet" to tell us more about all of its iPad-beating features. No, it doesn't match Apple's A8 chip with its unconventional use of a smaller Intel processor. That does make it slower than today's best table... More

Instead of the Dell Venue 8 7000, this should have been called "Dell - the world's thinnest tablet" to tell us more about all of its iPad-beating features.

No, it doesn't match Apple's A8 chip with its unconventional use of a smaller Intel processor. That does make it slower than today's best tablets. But it ultimately helps more than it hurts, thanks to its thinner profile. This model is thin and has style, more so than other Android tablet.

It's funny to think about. The Dell Venue 8 7000 is targeting a younger audience, with an attractive design and without worrying about the tiny print on its high-resolution screen. Yet this demographic would probably think they were getting a music album if they were told "Dude, you're getting Adele." And then have to look up "dude" in Urban Dictionary.

This device marks a new post-PC approach for the old computer maker, and a good sign of things to come. I just hope the next, even more souped-up version isn't called Dell Venue 8 8000.

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8/10

Premium hardware, work-in-progress software

Dell Venue 8 7000

from SlashGear ( )

Should you buy it? That’s the question, right? Should you even take a hard look at the Dell Venue 8 7000? With all the camera tricks and tweaks, and that downright sexy 6mm frame, it’s definitely attractive.When it comes to performance, the Dell Venue 8 7000 didn’t let me down... More

Should you buy it? That’s the question, right? Should you even take a hard look at the Dell Venue 8 7000? With all the camera tricks and tweaks, and that downright sexy 6mm frame, it’s definitely attractive.

When it comes to performance, the Dell Venue 8 7000 didn’t let me down, but it did make me question Intel’s placement. On more than one occasion, screens stuttered to do things they shouldn’t, or graphic performance just dips for unknown reasons. A parallax wallpaper, placed by default, doesn't move as smooth as it could. It kind of jumps to position once you've stopped moving the tablet. That's just one example of the processor not reacting as quickly to software as it probably should.

Then there’s the RealSense camera, which is full of tricks — and tricky. It’s a different layout than you’re used to, and while I didn’t find the learning curve steep, I see several different devices annually. The 8MP shooter also isn’t that good, so it’s leaning hard on the software.

That also means you’ll have to spend more time editing pics. If you’re taking stills meant for editing, it might not a problem for you. If you want to snap off a few pics for social media, this one isn’t there yet.

It’s slim, and sexy, and does what it set out to do, which is remind us Dell is here.

Is Dell back, though? Maybe soon, but not yet. Not for $399. Not with this tablet. Not today.

With a few software updates, maybe we could say this one is a class leader. With Lollipop, perhaps it could really give off a premium feel all the way through.

Version 2 of the Dell Venue 8 7000 might be Dell’s true homecoming. For now, other OEMs should keep in mind that Dell is here to do some damage in the world of Android. When they figure out how to do that — and they will — look out.

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Fantastic design and build quality, solid performance

Dell Venue 8 7000

from Android Authority ( )

Our biggest cause for concern with this tablet is its ergonomics. In just about anything but portrait, it doesn’t feel quite right, and accidental screen taps or button presses are inevitable. Those issues are aren’t enough to out shine all the high points of this tablet though. It&rsquo... More

Our biggest cause for concern with this tablet is its ergonomics. In just about anything but portrait, it doesn’t feel quite right, and accidental screen taps or button presses are inevitable. Those issues are aren’t enough to out shine all the high points of this tablet though. It’s definitely one of the best looking Android tablets to hit the market in a very long time, the speakers and display make it ideal for multimedia consumption, and it also offers up some pretty impressive battery performance. While not perfect, the Dell Venue 8 7000 is a surprisingly great tablet and is well worth the cash.

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8.5/10

It feels like the future, but the future is a little awkward

Dell Venue 8 7000

from Android Police ( )

I find myself torn with regard to the design of the Venue 8. On one hand it's cool to use a device that's almost all screen. As technology advances, I think we're going to be seeing more tablets that have design features in common with the Venue 8. On the other hand, Dell might have made too many sa... More

I find myself torn with regard to the design of the Venue 8. On one hand it's cool to use a device that's almost all screen. As technology advances, I think we're going to be seeing more tablets that have design features in common with the Venue 8. On the other hand, Dell might have made too many sacrifices to earn the title of "world's thinnest tablet." The camera and light sensor are in a weird place and the tablet's weight is shifted strongly toward the bottom. The asymmetrical bezel also makes using the Venue in landscape orientation unpleasant.

Maybe we wouldn't even be talking about the Venue 8 if it were two millimeters thicker, but I can't shake the feeling that I'd like it more if it was a little thicker and had symmetrical bezels.

I'm surprised that Dell did a reasonable job with the software, mostly by leaving it alone. It still ships with KitKat, though, which is getting increasingly annoying. If Dell pushes Lollipop on time, this could be a very good value.

The $399 price for the base model is maybe slightly high in my estimation. It's justifiable if you like the design, though. It only has 16GB of storage, but there's a microSD card slot. It's maybe worth looking at the Venue 8 instead of something like the Nexus 9 simply because the design is so distinct. It's awkward in places, but I applaud Dell for at least pushing the envelope. There are a few more pics in the gallery below.

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7.3/10

A tablet that breaks design convention

Dell Venue 8 7000

from Notebookcheck ( )

Not everybody might appreciate the somewhat industrial-looking design - but the Venue 8 7000 is quite a striking tablet in our book. The razor-thin chassis features extremely high build quality, tight tolerances, and high-end materials. The hardware is no slouch either and offers decent performance... More

Not everybody might appreciate the somewhat industrial-looking design - but the Venue 8 7000 is quite a striking tablet in our book. The razor-thin chassis features extremely high build quality, tight tolerances, and high-end materials. The hardware is no slouch either and offers decent performance for both work and play. Unfortunately, Dell doesn't offer the tablet with more than a 16 GB eMMC flash drive, although the user has at least the option to use a MicroSD card with up to 512 GB capacity. Ergonomics are a hit and miss: because of the ultra-narrow bezel, the tablet isn't easy to hold without triggering accidental touch inputs.

The OLED display panel features a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which sometimes leads to fonts so small they are almost unreadable. The maximum brightness is definitely less than what we'd hope for but thanks to the OLED-technology, the contrast is infinite and the tablet is still usable in brighter environments. The colors look good and are very vivid, but are not necessarily very accurate when compared to a professional color space like sRGB. The tablet remains cool to the touch no matter the workload and the battery life is sufficient to get the user through the day. Intel's RealSense technology, consisting of an 8 MP main camera and two 720p stereoscopic cameras worked without any problems. Altering the focus point after the fact or measuring the height of an object is pretty cool, but it remains to be seen how many users will take advantage of the functionality once the novelty factor has worn off.

Unfortunately, we weren't able to test the Dell Cast dongle since we couldn't get it to successfully connect. Most users with a monitor at home are likely going to have a primary laptop or desktop anyways, but for business users running a presentation the Dell Cast technology might be the right solution. 

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8.9/10

It works great and fast. Does everything I want it to do and is user friendly.

Dell Venue 7

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9/10

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