Dell’s new 10 inch Windows tablet with an Intel Bay Trail processor is now available for $329 and up.

The company unveiled the Dell Venue 10 Pro 5000 Series in February as a tablet aimed at the education market. But you don’t need to be a teacher or student to order one.

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The tablet features an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 1.2MP front camera, Windows 8.1 software, and a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

Dell is offering four different configurations at launch:

  • $329 model with a 1280 x 800 pixel display and 32GB of storage
  • $379 model with the same specs plus a keyboard dock
  • $379 tablet only with a 1920 x 1200 pixel display and 64GB of storage
  • $429 model with the same specs plus a keyboard dock

Each Venue 10 Pro model has a full-sized USB port, a micro HDMI port, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Dell also plans to launch an Android version of the tablet this spring. That tablet will just be called the Dell Venue 10.

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24 replies on “Dell Venue 10 Pro Windows tablet now available for $329 and up”

  1. When this was announced not only was it supposed to have a wacom digitzer but it was supposed to run on a Core M not Atom. What gives?

  2. The most confusing thing about this product is that they went with the more advanced Wacom Intuos stylus (over the normal Bamboo model), which would indicate they are trying to position the tablet as a digital art product. But the fact they chose the worst CPU imaginable, and 2gb of RAM suggests the exact opposite.

    My best guess is that Wacom is probably trying to phase out the Bamboo model, or Dell is trying to make people forget how terrible the Synaptics stylus was.

    1. It doesn’t need to be an art product, but I’d much rather have overkill for my notetaking at a low price points.

  3. Is it just me or do Dell tablets have a sh*t ton of issues? I don’t own any, but you constantly hear about people having problems with them.

    1. Had mine for two years and had only one issue a year in, which they gladly fixed for free. Dell is really stepping up their game and their customer service is something else.

  4. I’m not sure how they intend to command that price when Asus T100 tablets with the same specs can be had for a song now. What the hell is wrong with these uncreative OEMs thinking they can just crank out the same old 2gig/atom garbage in a stale form factor and sell it?

    1. full size USB, Wacom pen support, better reversible dock, better customer service, (better battery life), much better screen panel, etc. on the Dell. I think it commands a fair price, but $400 is probably the maximum I’d ever pay for an atom system at least until Braswell.

      1. Full size USB is on the T100 USB3.0 in-fact. Wacom support is not mentioned, but the only venue models I’ve seen with explicit active Wacom digitizer support are much more expensive than this. I would strongly suspect there is no wacom support for these devices at this price point since the cheapest wacom device to be produced thus-far was the acer vivonote coming in at $375 a year or more ago.

        tl;dr: Not to shill for acer, but Dell’s really not doing anything to earn anyone’s $400 with this thing. Personally, I wouldn’t buy an atom tablet, full stop, but if I were to buy one I wouldn’t pay that kind of premium for Dell’s panel alone.

        1. Yeah, scratch what I’ve been saying. When this tablet was announced and demonstrated last month, there was Wacom support. Now there isn’t a single mention of stylus functionality on the website, which turns this tablet into a brick in my eyes.

  5. My dell venue 11 pro i3 keeps having multiple BSODs. I think the ram or motherboard needs to be replaced. It saids: error memory configured incorrectly, enter setup for memory information details.
    I paid over $600 for this and it isn’t working! If this dell venue 10 is as bad as the venue 11, RUN! DON’T LOOK BACK!

    1. I have the atom version with keyboard. I do love it though long term issue is the nic losing connectivity after a few days needing either a driver remove/add or just reboot.
      The dock adds extra battery life – i’ve worked 14 hours without charging. BUT, it doesn’t have very good connectivity to the tablet. Moving around can cause it to momentarily stop providing power, causing it to just shut off.

      So atom version is stable though I have been reading about the sucky issues their core i3/i5 versions had. Nic issue only hits after several days of use, so it’s not tooo bad for me. Biggest issue is the sudden power loss from crappy connector.

      1. I wonder if I should take it somewhere to repair it or just sell it as is on eBay. I wiped the drive so it is running Windows 10 preview, when it boots into windows…
        Well going to be getting a MacBook pro anyways so probably won’t buy another windows product from dell.

        1. If you log onto dell website and put in your service tag, it will tell if you are still under warranty. Give them a call/email if you are, they go to great lengths to ensure customer satisfaction with recent products.

      2. Tell dell if your power connector is iffy. I had my entire motherboard replaced on my DV8 Pro a year in no questions asked.

        1. It’s more of a design issue. The adapter is fine, the screen-keyboard connector doesn’t latch. It relies on springs to maintain pressure, which is lost if the screen rocks back/forth a little too much. Over time the hinge contact gets weaker and the rocking (which the dampen using a little foam like strip) increases.

          I also have a venue 8 pro – the only thing I can’t stand is the connector – they use a micro-ab socket. It’s the worst socket ever made. Forums have a lot of threads on the micro-b plug going in upside down, and damaging the plug or socket.

          https://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/mobile-devices/f/4586/t/19533276
          https://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/mobile-devices/f/3824/t/19600251
          https://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/mobile-devices/f/4586/t/19605965

    2. I don’t think you can judge a product based on one that develops a hardware failure – all products are vulnerable to that (yes it may be that one product has a high failure rate, but you can’t tell that with a sample size of one). I’ve seen apple laptops having problems, everything from hardware failures to brand new ones having graphics card driver crashes and failing to wake from sleep, so that won’t help you.

    3. You realize that Dell will replace or fix the problem for free in about a week and a half?

        1. Within limited warranty, yes. Did yours break after that? My warranty lasted 1.5 years and I did not purchase any packages.

          1. I got it refurbished off of eBay, I applied for warranty transfer buy dell keeps denying it. I guess I need to call to transfer warranty to my name (if it isn’t too late)

          2. Refrubished and from eBay. That’s your problem right there. I’m not surpised it’s brooken.

          3. It was certified and suppose go come with 1 year warranty, havn’t had a problem with it until now. Though I’ve read other people experienced the same problems that I did but not the issue with BSODs and Memory errors. I did drop it and it rebooted so that might of jarred something inside

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