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DELL Venue 8 Z2580 2GHz 32GB 8" Tablet

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Z2580 2GHz Android 32GB Dec 2014
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13 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Amongst Z2580 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago, this DELL tablet is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

This tablet computer received a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com and Tablety.pl all of whom said that this DELL tablet was good.

This Z2580 processor tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Hothardware.com and Laptopmag.com, both of which decided that this tablet computer was outstanding.

Two more expert review sites both liked this DELL tablet. The reviewer at Hardwaremx.com gave this Z2580 processor tablet a "Gold Award" and decided it was excellent and it received a "Value for Money" award from Ua.gecid.com.

Techwarelabs.com gave this DELL tablet a "2015 CES Best Innovation" award and it received a "Good For Families" award from Computershopper.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirty-six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and PC Mag this tablet has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some customers reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “The slim design grabs headlines” in their review of this tablet. A number of DELL Venue 8 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was smooth. Four years ago Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Packing a pure Android OS and smooth performa” in their review of this tablet.

One DELL Venue 8 owner who bought this tablet concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Tabletpcreview.com gave the DELL Venue 8 a score of 5 stars and said “The Dell Venue 8 7840 is unquestionably one of the best mid-size tablets on the market, thanks to its beautiful display, outstanding performance” in their DELL Venue 8 review.

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Good Size

Some people wrote in their reviews that the DELL Venue 8 was compact. Expert review site Computershopper.com said in their review “Budget-friendly, compact Android tablets certainly haven’t been in short supply over the last year or so”. Computershopper.com also said “This entry-level compact Android tablet performs”. Expert website Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote two years ago “It gives the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 at 5.6mm a run for its svelte money and is by what seems like miles is slimmer than the iPad Air by 1.5mm” .

Several people who bought it wrote that it was thin. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews three years ago “It's actually just as slim, at 9mm, as the Nexus 7” in their review of the DELL Venue 8 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned “It is an absolutley stunningly thin device with a goreous screen to boot”.

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Robust

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was strong and durable. Expert review site Hothardware.com said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 three years ago “The extra heft makes it more durable perhaps, for kids” . Laptopmag.com said “Improved performance, all in a sturdy design” in their review of the DELL Venue 8 and gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars. Two years ago Kitguru.net said in their review of the DELL Venue 8 “The tablet's design is phenomenal, proving incredibly thin yet strong and sturdy”.

A few people who bought the DELL Venue 8 mentioned that it was well made. Expert website Laptopmag.com rated it 4 stars and said “The Dell Venue 8 features a vibrant display; a comfy, soft-touch design; and a pure build of Android, all for just $179”. Expert website 91mobiles.com wrote three years ago “The Dell Venue 8 is an affordable Android tablet that offers solid build and performance."Dell hasn't had the most successful time with smartphones” in their DELL Venue 8 review.

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Good Value for Money

Ua.gecid.com highlighted in their review that this tablet computer was good value for money.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the DELL Venue 8 mentioned that it had a good experience. Laptopmag.com mentioned in their DELL Venue 8 review “With its soft-touch back, sharp 1280 x 800-pixel display and clean Android experience” and scored this tablet 70 out of 100.

One DELL Venue 8 reviewer who bought this tablet concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One customer who reviewed this tablet thought it had a good interface. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said “Available with clean Android interface, sharp display” in their DELL Venue 8 review.

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Good Battery Life

One customer concluded that the DELL Venue 8 had a good battery life. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said in their review “Dell has refreshed its Venue tablet series, bringing better performance, battery life and audio quality to its 8-inch Android slate”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased the product considered that it had good features. Expert website Kitguru.net said in their review “It has several interesting features, not least of which include a 2560*1600 OLED display” and rated it 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One DELL Venue 8 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Venue 8 was quiet. Expert review site Hothardware.com mentioned three years ago “It's quieter, more nimble”.

Good Connectivity

One DELL Venue 8 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had gps. Fonearena.com wrote “This has GPS that is commonly not seen on WiFi-only tablets”.

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

We checked 850 expert and owner reviews for DELL tablet computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its Z2580 processor tablet computers.

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Light

With a weight of only 292 grams, the DELL Venue 8 is fairly light compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. Across all the Z2580 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Venue 8 the weights range from 210g to 620g.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The DELL Venue 8 is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Venue 8 is not 4G. Most of the other Z2580 processor tablet computers that came out more than two years ago are also not 4G.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Venue 8 has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most tablet computers of a similar spec and age to it. Most tablets that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The internal memory type of all similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Venue 8 ranges from DDR3Lm-SDRAM to LPDDR3-SDRAM.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Venue 8

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

The DELL Venue 8 has a fairly standard processor frequency (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Venue 8 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Venue 8 has a pretty average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Venue 8.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Venue 8 has a pretty typical display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Venue 8 is two which is average compared to the other 10 tablets that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

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Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
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Battery Capacity
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
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AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Wi-Fi
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

15 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(160)

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…

Inexpensive
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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell t01, dell w10, x5z85002, x5z85002g, dell t01d, dell w10p, dell z3735, x5z85002gb, dell venue8, dell z3735g, dell t01d001, dell venue8p, dell venue8pr, dell venue8pro, ram32gb1280x800, ram32gb1280x800w, ram32gb1280x800wi, ram32gb1280x800win, ram32gb1280x800wind, ram32gb1280x800windo, ram32gb1280x800window, ram32gb1280x800windows
Barcodes 00000038450306, 05397063598106, 05397063680306
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