1 min read.Updated: 24 Jan 2014, 10:02 PM ISTGopal Sathe
The Dell Venue 8 is a perfectly serviceable tablet at a fair price, but it doesn't give the same value for money as the 7-inch variant
The Dell Venue 8 was launched earlier this week for ₹ 17,499, and is a very serviceable 8-inch Android tablet. In offers a fair balance of performance and portability, between the extremes set by the Xolo Tegra Note Play and the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, however, this also means that it doesn’t really stand out in any way.
Dell has gone with a 2GHz dual core Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, along with 16GB of storage and Intel Graphics. On paper, it’s pretty solid, while actual use wasn’t an issue either. The performance of some 3D games was a little disappointing when compared to the Xolo, but in terms of daily use, the tablet was at par with the more expensive Lenovo Yoga.
There are two cameras, 5MP on the back and 2MP on the front, which are more than adequate for a tablet, while the 8-inch screen is running at a reasonable resolution of 1280X800.
The battery lasted just about eight hours, which is reasonable, but falls far short of Lenovo’s example.
At the end of the day, the problem with the Dell Venue 8 is that it doesn’t offer any significant factor to appeal to you. Xolo gave us a gaming behemoth which is a little weak in tablet department. Lenovo makes up for a higher price with great design and battery life. In contrast, the Dell is... well it’s all right, and that’s about it.
Its smaller sibling the Dell Venue 7, is selling for ₹ 10,999, and that that seems to be the one Dell got right, in terms of value for money.