Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB for $199 at Amazon

I’ve been using a Dell Venue 8 Pro for a few months now, and I love it as an adjunct device to my Microsoft Surface Pro 3. It’s great for those times when I want to relax with a smaller Windows machine or use a less expensive device in dangerous circumstances (e.g., eating a sloppy […]

Costco Selling Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB for $247 with Folio Case (Update: Deal’s Over)

Update: Well, the deal seems to be over, with three Costco stores I’ve visited lately no longer having any stock. They’re still selling the Venue 8 Pro online for decent prices, but nothing like this. That’s right: Costco is clearing out the Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB version, with the very nice folio case, for […]

Dell Venue 11 Pro Mobile Keyboard Quick Look (Update: Video)

I received my Venue 11 Pro Mobile Keyboard (what I like to call the keyboard dock) from Dell the other day, and I’ve spend a few minutes running it through its paces. The short version: it works as you’d expect (most of the time), is comfortable to type on, has a decent trackpad, and adds […]

Dell Venue 11 Pro Core i5 – Initial Thoughts (Update)

Update: After using the Venue 11 Pro for a few weeks now, I’ve noticed that the fan doesn’t seem to spin up as much as it did initially. It’s possible that a BIOS update fixed the problem, or that the machine was performing startup tasks (installing apps, etc.) that were causing the fan to kick […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Active Style Firmware Update A02 (Still Problems)

So, I downloaded and applied the latest touch screen firmware update for the Dell Venue 8 Pro, version A02 dated 1/2/2014, and tried it out with my active stylus. Short story: I haven’t even tried inking with the stylus, because the hover-click problem—where the stylus will click buttons and links even when a centimeter or […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Overview (Update)

I want to like the Dell Venue 8 Pro. I really do. It’s nicely built, comfortable to use, has an excellent screen, and performs admirably. At the same time, while I’m liking Windows 8.1 on tablets in general, the continued reliance on desktop mode for some things means that the 8” form factor is just […]

Costco Selling Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB with Folio Case for $299 (In Store) (Update: Deal’s Over, now $329)

Update: According to Allen in the comments, this deal is good through December 9. And he was right: the bundle is still available, but at $329. That’s still a good deal, mind you. The headline says it all, folks. Costco is selling the Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB for $299 ($30 off the $329 retail […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Review (Okay, Mini-Preview)

I have a confession to make. While I’ve often taken to Twitter to lambast Windows 8.1 tablets that are less than 10” as too small for desktop mode, and probably mentioned it somewhere on the blog as well, I actually like the Dell Venue 8 Pro I’ve been playing with over the last few weeks. […]