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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent for the cost

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    Bought when BB had a 4hr flash sale for $375. Was not in the market for it (really looking at the Samsung tablets) but for that price I thought it was worth a look. Glad I did. Fast and responsive - the Core M processor is a good compromise between battery life, quiet operation (no fan) and speed. Well built; the screen is top notch. Sound output is acceptable. Updated to Windows 10 and have had no issues. Now waiting for a good deal on SSD drives (that and the battery are user-replaceable - not common for tablets) - 64 gb is too small. Only wished the RAM was at least 8gb, or upgradeable - would have made it that much more future-proof. I registered with Dell and as a new Dell member I got a $25 off e-coupon. I love this tablet/computer so much I used it to buy the mobile keyboard with extended battery (the keyboard that comes with this is almost unusable. Buy the mobile keyboard and it really becomes a workable mini-laptop. I paid $90 for it shipped.) Don't know why Dell's version of this is easily $700 or more - seems to be the same specs?

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Frustrating

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    Bought at Best Buy 3 days ago and has been basically unusable. When booting I get a message that I'm using an underpowered 3W charger when I'm using the 24W that came with it. Then the function keys won't work to let me continue on. Won't charge while powered on, even when not in use, battery actually depletes. If I power it down, I can get a full charge, but then lasts barely 2 hours, again, even if not in use. Also get random keyboard issues such as won't let me type a capital "B". Had such high hopes as on paper this was such a better deal than the Surface. Will need to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good: runs Linux, storage upgradeable, heavy, wide

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    The Venue is rated among best in class for business-friendly 2-in-1 PC, comparing well to MS Surface Pro. I agree overall, but have some issues with it. 1. Storage is limited at 64GB, so I swapped in a 250GB SSD (M.2 form factor). 2. It is a bit heavy for its size vs a Surface Pro, but I think that is partly due to a sturdy build, so worth it - time will tell. 3. It is just about a half-inch too wide at 11" to fit in a lot cases meant for 10-10.8" tablets. However, I did find that a case for the Surface Pro 2 would work, although a bit snug. 4. The included "slim" keyboard does not maintain contact very well, and I have to keep re-seating the tablet to re-establish that contact. I gave up, and got a used Dell battery/dock keyboard meant for the Venue from that site where people bid on listings if you know what I mean. That works much better, and does add a bit of run time with its battery, but being used, mine only seems to add about 1.5-2 hours. The battery keyboard also is heavy enough to keep the combo upright on its own without rear supports such as used by the slim keyboard, so the unit behaves just like a standard clamshell notebook PC, although that does add to the carry weight (close to 5 pounds total I believe). The keys are much nicer with better separation and tactile feel than the slim keyboard's. Unfortunately for me, as with any other keyboards that include a touchpad under the space bar, I am constantly brushing it with the sides of my thumbs, so get random jumps of the mouse cursor as I type - drives me crazy. I really would like to have a Trackpoint option instead (not a hybrid touchpad+trackpoint common with "business class" notebooks from Dell and HP) as with a bluetooth Lenovo keyboard for their "old" Thinkpad Tablet 2 - I pair mine up once in a while, but it requires a separate stand for the Venue then, and is not automatically paired with Linux. That last point indicates a huge plus for me: Linux CAN be installed on the Venue once the boot loader is unlocked, which is quite easy to do in the firmware setup. The Venue can even be set to legacy boot mode to make it easy for non-UEFI 32-bit Linux installations as with my Linux Mint 17. The only downside is that, so far, I have not found a way to activate the audio support - video, touchscreen, wifi, power management, all work fine, just not sound. I can live with this by booting back to Windows 8.1 (not trusting Win10 yet) if I really want sound as with watching ESPN games, or YouTube stuff, but that is the exceptional use by me for this PC (I have others for those kinds of uses normally). This is my productivity portable PC, not entertainment (involving sound at least - good for reading, though). This review was written on my Venue - blame any typos on the touchpad "cursor randomizer" ;-}

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Laptop Replacement

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    Great unit. The back does get a little warm but never uncomfortable. Runs my DJ software apps with no lag. I replaced the 64gb hard drive with a 256gb drive and now all is really golden. Lets see... The screen is great. I own a iPad Retina and a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro with 3800x1800 resolution, and the Venue's screen never leaves me lacking. Text isn't blocked and looks smooth. Even smaller high res images or game avatars are cell phone crisp. Recent drivers solved Wi-Fi dropout I was experiencing. Two speakers on the sides are nice and sound really full, true stereo experience. Doesn't distort and doesn't sound tinny. I'm getting about 6 hours of battery life with heavy usage and about 10-12 hours with on and off usage. What I don't like? Nothing really. I love this thing. Just wished they had an illuminated keyboard option. oh yeah.. the standard keyboard only likes being on a flat surface. When not on a flat surface is doesn't always work, you have to lift it up and move the keyboard to a position it likes and then it works instantly without rebooting and such. I highly recommend this unit. I originally paid $750 and got the buyers credit of $150 when the unit went on sale a few weeks back for $499. Now the price is back to $750.00 for the keyboard equipped model. I didn't feel at all short changed by paying $750. Getting this unit with the keyboard for $499 was the best money I spent in a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great performance and value

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    The recent introduction of the Surface 3 caused me to look at it and some alternatives as an upgrade to the Atom Z3700 series Windows tablets I already had. The Surface 3 and recent tablets and 2in1 mobile devices that use the latest Intel Atom or Intel core M processors had fan less designs, 8 hour + battery life and were light enough to be options. Until Best Buy put the Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 on sale the core M tablets were out of my price range, now the Best Buy Dell 7140 bundle with Keyboard is the lease expensive option, and the one I picked. Dell Venue 11 Pro Model 7140 is heavier than the Surface 3 but lighter than a Surface Pro 1,2 or 3, I am seeing about a 10 hour battery life so far and the performance is almost at the original Surface Pro level. The 7140 is shipped with 64 bit Windows 8.1 one significant result is that the free disk space is about 20 GB, a 32 bit Windows 8.1 with Bing tablet with a 64GB main drive could be expected to have 30GB or more free. The free disk space is a function of the larger size of 64 bit Windows 8.1 executable. The Surface 3 64GB model has larger amount of free disk space. The Dell 7140 bundle with the included Dell Slim Tablet Keyboard needs a firm and flat surface for the keyboard to function reliably. On a non-flat or yielding surface like your lap the keyboard will often disconnect, on a desk or table I haven't had any problems at all. The Keyboard has an elegantly designed kick stand built into it that works nicely although it only allows 2 tablet angles and not as ridged as the Surface 3. Closing the keyboard will put the tablet into Sleep and opening it wakes it if it was asleep, folding the keyboard around to the back of the tablet, disables the keyboard and entry is by the touch screen or stylus. The keyboard also serves as a protective cover for the screen and to a limited amount the back of the tablet but I wished it offered some protection to the edges and corners. Tablet construction looks quite good but not as solid as the total metal case of a Surface or Surface Pro device. I am impressed with the performance, quality construction, thoughtful design and value the 7140 represents and won't hesitate to recommend it to my friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    cool, but not the best.

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    My background: Apple MacBook and ipad fan, no iPhone, samsung Droid. But do to circumstances I have to buy an windows tablet. This one really useful program I have, but it based on windows, so my iPad and Droid phone can't read it. So I have to shop for Windows, I tried 4 different ones, the only one I didn't try is the surface one, it's too big for me. So I stoped on this one. I like almost everything, Good: fast, long battery life, good quality build. Perfect size. Bad: 1) While watching utube, my wifi will stop working, so I have to disconnect and connect again. Happens 3-5 times a day. But my phones, and laptop, ipad is working. 2) The keyboard is good, but sometimes it's just stock, so I have to unplug it a plug in to get to work again, but then I figured out that is not a keyboard, but the tablet it's self, like I'm trying to backspace but it's typing ]]]. Even if I unplug the keyboard. 3) If you want to save battery life, keep tablet and keyboard separate. So for me at this point , I had it for about 20 days, I will go back and exchange for the same one. Maybe it will be a better one. The list of products I have tried. 1)Lenovo yoga2 (sku:3297045) loved it, But i need a tablet. 2)Lenovo yoga2 (sku:8732054) couple issues, exchanged it same problems, returned it. 3)unbranded 10.1 (sku:9347022) it's something. No comments just returned. Very cheap build. 4) Some other that I cant find record of. I was looking for tablet with keyboard. So hopefully this will help some one. Have a good day.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Windows Tablet & Good Laptop

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    We bought this tablet since Surface Pro 3 is expensive while this tablet has better specs than newly introduced Surface 3 from Microsoft. The Camera & touch surface is good. The Dell keyboard which comes with Dell venue works well on a flat surface when you have it on your lap ir basically any non-flat surface, the keyboard may not work which is annoying. Overall happy with this tablet which can act as laptop as well when needed. I would recommend it for someone looking to buy Windows tablet but if you are looking to buy lWindows laptop i recommend lenevo.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    All around a great purchase......

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    I've had this tablet for a little over a month now, and can say that this is honestly a great alternative to a netbook or cheap laptop. It's well constructed, but is a little heavy. I primarily use this to carry between rooms when seeing patients at the clinic where I'm employed, rather than lug around the bulky laptop that was provided to me by the hospital. It works great for this, but also would be great for personal use. It can handle basic computing needs, but is not intended for a power user. The included slim keyboard cover is good for short typing sessions, but it's nothing I'd write the great American novel with. The touch pad on the keyboard is pretty good for basic use. I prefer a Bluetooth mouse so the full size USB port isn't taken up by a receiver dongle. The keys do click, but there is very little feed back, and some are quite stiff but have loosened up with use. If you are going to use this as a bonafide laptop replacement consider getting the mobile keyboard accessory. It's more like a standard laptop keyboard, and adds a few hours battery life to an already exceptional 8 or so hours for me. It will add weight due to the additional battery though, and the keyboard is not backlit like some competitors. I haven't used the accessory stylus pen so I can't comment on it. I don't really have a need for it. To me this is a serious competitor for someone looking at buying an entry level Surface Pro but doesn't want to spend over $800 plus the cost of accessories like the keyboard cover. I purchased this at about half price the retail price on a flash sale and even with purchasing the additional keyboard have spent a little over $500. It also works great with Windows 10. I upgraded right after purchasing, as I'm not a huge fan of Windows 8.1. If you can find this on sale and are looking for a portable hybrid that packs a small punch of power this may be the tablet for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent Tablot

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    Replaced a 13" laptop so it's an improvement. The keyboard came with the tablot. The keyboard hard to use unless on a hard surface like a table. Also, I am not impressed with the stand. The Surface has a better stand. And the location of the on button makes it easy to accidentally shut down.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The tab for you

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    The Tablet specs speak for themselves. It's a well-crafted machine with a classy look and feel. I use this device casually. Pros: The keyboard is the absolute best I could find that came with any tabs. The tab snaps into the keyboard dock magnetically and so smoothly. Other tabs require a bit of persuasion. Solid State Drive. So fastttttt. Remarkable battery life of almost 9 hours!! And it's swappable. Fantastic screen resolution! mini USB port (I use my phone cable to charge it), mini HDMI port, mini SD card reader!!! NFC reader. Headset jack for listening in noisy places. Compact light weight design. Fits on my lap and doesn't wobble around. Good processor with good speed for casual use. Not the best, but good. One of the fastest atom processors! Wide enough bezels to be held in one hand. Cons: (minor infractions) No kickstand for the tab although the back of the keyboard/case folds into one on the back, so it wobbles a little when the screen is tapped. The keyboard/case doesn't cover it all the way on the back. Verdict: This thing is bossing the competition right now. I know the surface is a beast, but it is like a desktop version. I was the number one antagonist of tabs....until this thing came along. Absolute freedom to move around and get work done almost anywhere. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great product!

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    I was torn between a tablet or a laptop. I feel like I get the best of both worlds with this product! User friendly, Compact enough to put in my bag, large enough to watch a movie on. My only complaint is that there aren't many fun accessories (keyboards, carrying bags) for the dell products. I wish more of the universal accessories worked/fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Much better than my Surface Pro 1 !

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    I bought the Venue 11 Pro after finding out that it bests the newly released Microsoft Surface tablet while costing less ($499 with the slim keyboard at Bestbuy less $10 off using an email coupon code). The Venue 11 Pro has a real m2 SSD, which is faster than the Surface's eMMC drive. It also has 4GB of RAM versus the base Surface's 2GB. I sold my Surface Pro 1 a few months ago because of the poor battery life as well as the weight of the tablet but needed a Windows computer to run the desktop version of Chrome browser. I have so far not been disappointed. I have not found any issues with the Venue 11 Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful tablet

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    The Intel Core-M processor in this tablet is much faster than the Atom processor you find in most tablets this size. The thin keyboard it comes with isn't very stable, however I purchased the optional keyboard with an extra battery in it and it's an excellent keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Dell Venue 11 Pro - Surface Killer

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    Bought this for my son. He really loves it, all the functionality of the MS Surface at about half the price. Better tablet form factor for when you are using it without the keyboard. MS Office 365 1 year included free by Best Buy - nice :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Finally a good tablet and pc combo

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    This machine has the power and storage to be both a PC and tablet. The windows 10 update has really enhanced the tablet function. And 10 really feels like an improved windows 7. I bought a dock for it also and it now feels like a pc. Granted the SSID is a bit small but I've got 1TB on OneDrive and an added 64gb micro sd handles my needs just fine. Four stars because the shape with the native HD resolution is a bit awkward as a tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent with flaws

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    Overall it's decent. The CPU is a little weak. The keyboard doesn't work well at all if you're trying to use it in your lap... not just finding a good position to sit it in, but the keys and trackpad are not responsive at times and don't work. Also, while the hard drive is small, it's relatively easy to replace with a 512GB hdd... I also ended up using bluetooth keyboards and mice with it. It worked much better that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great laptop lite

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    This makes a great laptop lite replacement. A great value. It would never replace a laptop or desktop for hard work, but it is great for road warriors. Good battery life. And the detachable keyboard makes it great for powerpoint when using a wireless projector.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome little tablet!

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    Light, compact, and easy to carry. Too small for lap use with the keyboard, but a great little tablet. Have had it for over a month with no glitches or software issues. So much better than my HP Split that crapped out two weeks after the warranty expired.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Tablet

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    This tablet has a fast response time and works awesome! It is a little heavier and bulkier than I would prefer, but is a small price to pay for the specifications. The larger (than the average 10") screen size is nice, however 11.5 - 12 inches would be preferable for my needs. It is nice that the back cover comes off in case I ever have to change the battery. Overall this is a great tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Quite fast, got Virtualization capabilities

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    First off, the screen looks very nice. I have gotten around 10 hours from the battery just doing web browsing. It gets barely warm to the touch when browsing.The battery is not easily changeable because the back is difficult to get off.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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