Dell is now taking orders for the Venue 11 Pro, a Windows tablet featuring a 10.8 inch, full HD display an optional keyboard, and a choice of Intel Bay Trail or Core i3 or Core i5 Haswell processors.
The company is now taking orders for all three models, with prices starting at $500. The tablets are expected to ship in December.
The company’s entry-level tablet features an Intel Atom Z3770 quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a $500 price tag.
Dell also offers a model with a Core i3-4020Y dual-core Haswell chip, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage for $800 or a Core i5-4210Y dual-core model with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB of storage for $850.
Each model has a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display with 10-point capacitive touch support, WiFI and Bluetooth, and support for an optional active stylus or keyboard case.
All of the tablets ship with Windows 8.1 software, but somewhat ironically, only the cheapest model also comes with a fully licensed copy of Office 2013 Home & Student preloaded. The other models come with Office Trial software. That’s because Microsoft is giving away Office software to PC makers that want to load it on small tablets with ARM or Intel Atom processors.
The $500 Bay Trail model also features Windows 8.1 32-bit software, while the Haswell models have 64-bit versions of Microsoft’s operating system.
I like Dell laptop for its high performance and stability. Now, I got in trouble to reset my Widnows 8 login password for forgotten its only admin account. https://t.co/5GUhj3b5VI
I wonder which stylus tech they used? If it works well with PhotoShop etc this looks like a great alternative to the Surface Pro 2. The Dell model w/ an i5, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD comes in at $150 cheaper than the similarly-configured SP2. I was going to add something about how you’d have to be happy with 4GB RAM on the Dell, while the MS SP2 goes to 8GB, but it looks like the specs for the Dell show it can take 8GB, even though it’s apparently available w/ only 4GB from the Dell store.
If it’s the same stylus as the 8 inch version then the stylus is pretty bad. Significantly worse than Ntrig.
Oh, yeah, I just now read up on it. It sounds pretty bad. It looks like Dell’s supposed to be coming out with some kind of patch or update, but I can’t find much news about it, just a forum post from a Dell employee.
Probably the first device in the market with the higher Baytrail SKU (Z3770).
Prefer the Asus T100! Worse screen but fantastic price for specs!
I have the Surface 2. Actually, it’s a replacement for the one I had to send back already. The screen on some of those tablets are defective. Some people are on their third replacement. I won’t go that far. If it fails again, I am seriously looking at the Dell.
Anything else coming out with a Bay Trail?
dell’s site now says the entry version doesn’t come with office
I bet some complaining by people wanting the Core processors put a stop to that. “I paid more! Where’s my free Office?”
I don’t know what Mark’s talking about — the website still shows Office 2013 Home & Student for me.
Hmm, I better check this out before it does change.
Brad should re check the configuration. The Office 2013 Home & Student just applied for Bay trail model, not Core I3 and I5 models(they just have Office trial)
That’s what the article says.
I just ordered a Bay Trail Venue 11 pro today and it comes with the office preview version. I understand that Microsoft is bundling office home and student with screen sizes 10.1 and below.
Oops, seems that I fibbed. My order states: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 Included
Brad, so sorry for my mistake. I apologize it!
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