Dell Venue 11 Pro now available, starts at $499, full Windows 8.1, full HD, 64GB of storage
Microsoft has had about a month getting the new generation of Surface tablets launched and in the spotlight. The Surface Pro 2 is appealing to those that want or need the ability to run traditional PC applications and until now, it was pretty much the only option in the tablet space.
Dell changed the landscape today with the Venue 11 Pro. Starting at $499, you get a full HD 10.8-inch IPS display, 2GB of memory, 64GB of storage, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 8MP main camera, 2MP front facing camera and of course, the full version of Windows 8.1. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 is also included.
Running the show underneath is a quad-core, 2.4GHz Intel Atom CPU. There are a number of keyboard and dock accessories. A stylus is available with the Venue 11 Pro, but is not part of the standard equipment list.
Those seeking a little more punch with their hardware have the option of upgrading to an Intel i3 dual-core CPU at 1.5GHz, 4GB of memory and improved video processing. Storage is increased to 128GB and with that the price increases to $799. $849 throws in an Intel i5 CPU.
A full sized USB 3.0 plug is on board as is a replaceable battery which is quite a treat for those that want to pack extra juice for their travels. You can order the Venue 11 Pro now and expect shipments to begin in early December.
1. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Them's some expensive tablets. I like the $500 one though.
2. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Good price for full Windows 8 tablet with 64GB storage.
10. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
The best thing is that Dell let you to configure them.
Swappable battery. Two keyboard options- one slim , and one with extra battery. Digital Pen , too. Up to 256GB storage and up to 8GB memory.
Great real PC tablet-hybrid. The best on the market yet.
3. funnyguy (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
What kind of Ipad is this?
Where can I buy it?
15. skeptik (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)
You should be arrested for calling yourself 'funnyguy'!
By the way, whats IPad?
4. AntonioCicalese (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
I think it's less expensive than Surface Pro 2, right? I'm referring to the 128gb version with i5. Surface pro 2 128gb is much more expansive
6. Eonnaydra (Posts: 204; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
You can buy at 350$ a Transformer Book T100 which is awesome.
7. infinitemethod (Posts: 124; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
That is an amazing deal. Especially the $849 fully loaded one.
8. tigermcm (Posts: 709; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
ouch this>nokia 2520, nokia you might want to drop that 2520 by at least $100
13. noteseries (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
wow...the best windows 8.1 pro tablet
i love the idea of replaceable battery