Dell has new 10 inch Windows tablet on the way. The Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055 Series tablet is a 2-in-1 device with a detachable keyboard, Windows software, and an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor.

The new tablet hasn’t officially been announced yet, but documents found on the Dell website as well as the Bluetooth SIG web page give us an idea of what to expect.

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Dell already offers Venue 8 Pro tablets with 8 and 10.8 inch screens and there’s a new Venue 10 Android tablet with a detachable keyboard on the way as well.

The company uses the Pro name to differentiate its Windows tablets, and the Venue 10 Pro will ship with Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 software. It features 2GB of RAM, an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for LTE and HSPA+ wireless networks.

Dell will offer models with 1280 x 800 pixel and 1920 x 1200 pixel displays and 32GB or 64GB of storage.

There’s also an active digitizer and support for an optional digital pen which lets you write or draw on the screen. The stylus uses an AAAA battery and has replaceable tips.

The Venue 10 Pro has a 32 Whr battery, a micro HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, a micro USB port, a microSD card slot, and a Dell 6-pin dock connector. There’s a 5MP camera on the back of the tablet and a 1.2MP camera on the front.

The tablet measures 10.3″ x 6.9″ x 0.4″ and weighs about 1.5 pounds.

via Notebook Italia and Tablet PC Review



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25 replies on “Dell Venue 10 Pro 2-in-1 Windows tablet on the way”

  1. Enough with the Z3735’s already. I want power! **Tim Allen grunt noise**

    Lets recap:

    1st generation Dell Windows 8 tablet (Venue 8 pro). People generally like the size and form factor, but a resounding complaint of lack of CPU power and RAM. And the stylus was garbage.

    2nd generation Dell Windows 8 tablet (this one). Different size (whatever), but a slower CPU, and same amount of RAM. Same garbage stylus.

    The higher screen resolution is a plus. Call me a pessimist, but the fact that there are going to be 2 SKUs for different screens leads me to think that the higher-resolution model will either be very expensive, or will never be put into production.

    I like Dell, but its like they don’t read online feedback or something.

    1. Although one thing I will give them credit for, is the fact that there is a full-size USB port, Micro USB, and HDMI on the tablet itself. This is probably the biggest feedback I heard about Venue 8, that you couldn’t charge it and connect it to an external display at the same time (without a very cumbersome wiring setup).

      1. That might have been true at the beginning, but nowdays you can buy a Pluggable port replicator with charging function, The Vener8 adapter or alternatively there are a lot of charging USB HUBs on ebay and Ali that were specifically made for the DV8P and the other first gen W8 tablets that lacked the charging-while-OTG function. I have two such HUBs and the original “complicated” wiring on a breadboard too:

        http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-new-Tablet-pc-usb-otg-charge-hub-for-thinkpad-8-X98-VivoTab-note8-M80ta-WT/2040501550.html

        Regarding this tablet, the 680g is it’s weight with the keyboard or as a standalone? Also, I agree, the 3735F is too slow, about 10% slower than the original 3740D was. The FullHD version should have at least a Z3770, and an option for 4GB of RAM.

        1. Dell sells a plug-and-charge dongle for $20, and it’s a heck of a lot slimmer.

        2. Yeah, I got these for $15. Also Dell doesn’t sell squat in my country, had to ask a friend to buy and send me the DV8P too.

    2. Not everybody puts power as the priority.

      For myself, I too prefer to have a little more strength to the CPU; I have been using the Surface Pro 2 and, more recently, a Fujitsu Q702, which is very similar in form to this Dell Venue 10 Pro, except it has an i5 processor. However, it is also way overpriced at over $1000 (I am using a refurb one or only about $450)

      Having said all of that, I am also a paperless classroom teacher (see the TIME article “The Paperless Classroom is Coming” to learn a little more about my class), and for that purpose I don’t really need a lot of power — but I DO need low prices, active digitizer pen, and all-day battery life.

      That’s where the Venue 10 Pro comes in. (We have actually been using Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 for the past two years, but the Venue 10 would be better … better keyboard dock, and better power, and lower pricetag than what we spent on the Thinkpads)

      This computer might be the most ideal 1:1 / paperless classroom device I have seen so far…

    3. The stylus is wacom, not synaptics. It just isn’t stated in this article.

  2. Not sure where they’re going with this, the Venue 11 Pro already does pretty much that but also has the option of i3 and i5 CPUs and 4-8GB of RAM so some reasonable power. Got one myself refurbed for not much money so I can try out windows as a tablet.

    1. I’ve had nothing but problems with my dell venue 11 pro i3. I got one last year around April refurbished off ebay. I’ve had it freeze on me countless times until some bios or driver update fixed it.
      Now I am having multiple Blue Screen of deaths and it keeps on telling me: memory not configured correctly. So I guess the ram or ssd is messed up. I refreshed windows and repaired sytem files and I am still getting BSODs. I don’t have warranty on it, I bought it from ebay but dell always denied warranty transfer (sent it over 5x already).
      I’ll probably buy a macbook pro to replace this piece of plastic. So mad at dell right now, I will never buy another product from them again….!!!!

      1. Maybe that’s where they’re going with this, get rid of the stigma of the venue 11 by changing the name 😛

      2. I also have a venue 11 – but I went atom. I’ve got no freezing issues, but I wish it had more memory.
        main issues:
        Wireless card stops seeing any wireless networks after extended uptimes (a few days). Fix is to reboot the machine, or disable and enable the wireless device.
        Using the hard keyboard, the battery life is impressive, however when the tablet is drawing power from the keyboard, moving around can cut power for a moment causing the device to shut off.

  3. Sounds great, except why the heck does it need a stylus? My Dell Venue 8 Android tablet does not require a stylus.

    1. Depends on what you’re doing… note taking can benefit from a stylus… people who like to sketch would probably like the option… heavy users of the desktop who want to still use the desktop in tablet mode would probably find it handy to reduce chances of mis-taps, etc… stylus means you can do things like sign digital documents for processing your taxes, signing contracts, etc….

      Business users would have even more uses, logistics, inventory management, customer signatures, etc…

      While average users can benefit from not needing to leave fingerprints on the screen all the time that’ll they would need to clean later…

      But of course it also depends on how useful the stylus is… as many wouldn’t settle for anything less than the functionality of say a WACOM digitizer provides…

      This is a alternative solution, but the battery should mean it should be more useful than a normal capacitive stylus…

  4. Wow, AAAA battery. Let’s just use a battery that we’ve never used before and is probably not easy to find. And for a 10 inch tablet why would they even consider 1280 x 800? That’s the same resolution as my first gen Nexus 7.

    1. That’s the same stylus and battery as the Venue 8 Pro offered.

      However disappointing the resolution is, it’s pretty much par for the course. The 1920×1200 model is more enticing, but I’m more interested in the Asus T200. I’d rather pay for a better CPU and more ram, than a higher res screen.

    2. >Let’s just use a battery that we’ve never used before and is probably not easy to find.

      Wow, someone didn’t take 15 seconds to search for AAAA batteries on Amazon. Amazon’s own brand, 8 for $6. If you NEED a physical store, Walgreens sells them, Staples sells them, so do Best Buy and Office Depot. Choose from Energizer or Duracell.

      1. Wow someone just likes to insult without actually considering the fact that AAAA is super rare and expensive in Canada. Not everyone on the internet is from the US. I have never seen or heard of AAAA battery and I browse the battery sections at any of the physical stores here in Canada a lot. If you can’t walk into a gas station or 7-11 and buy it, it’s not a common battery.

        1. I also live in Canada. I have seen AAAA batteries in stores, but I’ve never seen a 4-pack cheaper than $40. I will never buy a product that takes a AAAA battery. I also avoid products that take AAA batteries. I just never buy them.

        2. Amazon Canada sells a 6-pack for 1/5 of the cost, and if you don’t trust batteries that don’t come from a major brand, you could buy two 2-packs of Energizer from Amazon Canada for $12 total.

        3. Wow, someone didn’t take the 2 seconds it takes to change the .com to a .ca. 2 AAAA batteries for CDN $6, 6 for $8.74; that’s *cheaper* than in the US. Both of them directly sold by Amazon, not a third-party seller. Oh look, The Source sells them too.So does Staples Canada.

          >If you can’t walk into a gas station or 7-11 and buy it, it’s not a common battery.

          Last time I checked it’s 2015 in Canada, just like in the US. Why does it matter that you can’t walk into a gas station or 7-11 and buy these if you can get it delivered within two days? This isn’t a deli sandwich; you’ll have weeks if not months to buy more when you’re on the last one.

        4. I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that having to Google for it and only being able to find it in one or two stores means it’s a good common battery to use. I didn’t say it’s impossible to find I said it’s super rare, but if you have to find specific stores or order online just to use a specific battery, it’s a terrible choice of battery to use.

  5. I can’t buy a dell tablet after all the horror stories I’ve read about the dell venue pro series.

  6. Please prepare other version :
    Use 5th gen Intel i3, i5 and i7
    Use standard hdmi port / not micro hdmi. So we can connect directly to monitor without adapter.
    At least 2 USB port.
    And prepare for supporting the windows 10

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