Dell Venue 11 Pro Dell's Venue 11 Pro is one tablet that works in three different ways. You can use it as a typical Windows 8.1 tablet, snap it into a keyboard dock and use it like a laptop, or remotely connect it to a dock hooked up to a monitor or TV to play movies and TV shows on a larger screen.Dell says it has "The power of an Ultrabook, performance of a desktop, portability of a tablet."The Venue 11 Pro is unmatched for practicality. There's a mini-HDMI output; a 3.5mm headset jack; a full-sized USB 3 port; a volume rocker switch; and a Kensington lock slot.The rear panel pops off to allow access to the 32Wh battery, and in a welcome change from its predecessor, the Latitude 10, the Venue 11 Pro charges via micro-USB.The Venue 11 Pro10.8-inch a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS display and will be offered with Intel's Atom quad-core Bay Trail processors or a fourth-generation Haswell processor up to Core i5 -- supporting up to 8GB RAM, 256GB of storage, WiDi and NFC.With the big screen and quad-core processor you’ll get around eight hours of mixed use from a single charge, and a little more if you turn down the brightness and avoid using Wi-Fi. That’s better than the Surface Pro 2, though not the ARM-powered Surface 2. Eight to nine hours is more than adequate for a day of work, and the Venue 11 Pro has one advantage in that you can remove the back cover and replace the battery with a spare – a real rarity in the tablet world.One thing that sets the Venue 11 Pro apart, however, is that the back cover can flip off, revealing a removable battery. Both versions of the tablet are pen-enabled, and each includes an 8-megapixel back camera. Accessories include a $99 dock that allows you to push the tablet's display to a larger monitor, a keyboard with a back stand, and a full keyboard dock with USB ports.Price:$500.
VS HP Omni 10 The HP Omni 10's screen is 10.1 inches with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution IPS display and an Intel Bay Trail processor.The Omni 10 is relatively thin and feels appropriately heavy for a tablet its size.There is a Intel Atom Z3770 Quad core 2.39 GHz processor (CPU).The tablet runs on the Windows 8.1 operating system (OS).It feels like a solidly built slate with decent specs, but the lack of any exciting bells and whistles made it pale in comparison to some of HP's other tablets, not to mention other Windows 8.1 releases.You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.Despite its humdrum demeanor, the Omni 10 tablet packs enough of a punch for productivity, with 64GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The device also features a Micro-HDMI port.As the name Omni suggests, HP intends this tab for all around use and not specific business (like HP ElitePad) or home use (like HP Slate). Specifications
Display type10.1 in
OSMicrosoft Windows 8.1
ProcessorIntel Atom 1.5 GHz
Dimensions (WxDxH)10.24 in x 0.39 in x 7.17 in
Weight1.43 lbs Price:$400 VS Dell Venue 8 Pro The tiny Dell Venue 8 Pro has a premium look and feel for such an inexpensive system, offers good stylus support, and runs full Windows 8 in something about the size of an iPad Mini.The Venue Pro’s 8-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels—that’s a far cry from the 1080p resolution of tablets such as the more laptop-like Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and it’s even farther from the iPad mini with a 2048-by-1536-pixel Retina display.The Venue 8 Pro is powered by a quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3740D processor with 2GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics and 32GB of internal storage. Supplementing the internal storage is a memory card slot. The microSD card slot sits on the right side, which is also where you will find the volume rocker, power button and microUSB for charging. Looking over the rest of the device and you find a Windows button and headphone jack up top and speaker on the bottom. The left side is clean and clear.Microsoft has made a lot of improvements to support these types of small Windows tablets, and it shows. The Windows 8.1 Start screen includes options to resize Live Tiles for the smaller screen. There’s a new Reading List app to help save favorites and apps between Windows 8 machines, a Reading Mode in Internet Explorer. Most of the built-in apps run much better in portrait mode. That’s exactly how I use the Dell Venue 8 Pro nearly 100 percent of the time — reading in portrait mode — much as I do on the iPad mini.The non-removable battery is rated by Dell at 9.9 hours of life per charge.
But, A misplaced Windows button throws off the usability, and the 32GB of SSD storage won't hold much. A promised keyboard accessory isn't available yet.
The bottom line: The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes close to being a great pocket-size mini-PC, but a misplaced button and missing accessories feel like unnecessary errors. Specifications
Display type8 in
OSMicrosoft Windows 8.1
RAM2 GB - DDR3L
Weight0.87 lbs Price: $299.99