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Dell Venue 11 Pro

Dell Venue 11 Pro

Verdict

Dell's Venue 11 Pro is a tablet to be reckoned with – but the accessories don't come cheap

Review Date: 20 Dec 2013

Price when reviewed: £339

Full review

Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

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Latitude E7440

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Venue 11 Pro

Dell Venue 11 Pro
Details
Part Code ThinkPad X1 Carbon Latitude E7440 ThinkPad Helix Venue 11 Pro
Review Date 29 Oct 2012 22 Jan 2014 25 Jul 2013 20 Dec 2013
Price ex VAT £1,134 £1,269 £1,474 £339
Price inc VAT £1,361 £1,523 £1,769 £407
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 3 yr return to base 3 yr return to base 3 yr return to base 1yr collect and return
Physical specifications
Dimensions 331 x 226 x 19mm (WDH) 337 x 231.5 x 21mm (WDH) 296 x 187 x 18mm (WDH) 298 x 177 x 11mm (WDH)
Weight 1.360kg 1.360kg 1.670kg 760g
Travelling weight 1.9kg 1.8kg 2.0kg 1.4kg
Processor and memory
Processor Intel Core i5-3427U Intel Core i7-4600U Intel Core i7-3667U Intel Atom Z3770
RAM capacity 8.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB 2.00GB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3L DDR3L DDR3
SODIMM sockets free 1 0
SODIMM sockets total 2 0
Screen and video
Screen size 14.0in 11.6in 10.8in
Resolution screen horizontal 1,600 1,920 1,920 1,920
Resolution screen vertical 900 1,080 1,080 1,080
Resolution 1600 x 900 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Graphics chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel HD Graphics 4400 Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel HD Graphics
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0
HDMI outputs 0 1 1
S-Video outputs 0
DVI-I outputs 0
DVI-D outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 1 1 1
Drives
Capacity 256GB 256GB 180GB 256GB
Hard disk usable capacity 238GB
Spindle speed N/A
Hard disk SanDisk mSATA SSD
Replacement battery price inc VAT £0 £0 £0 £0
Networking
Wired adapter speed N/A
802.11a support yes yes yes
802.11b support yes yes yes
802.11g support yes yes yes
802.11 draft-n support yes yes yes yes
Integrated 3G adapter yes yes yes
Bluetooth support yes yes yes yes
Other Features
Wireless hardware on/off switch yes no
Wireless key-combination switch yes
ExpressCard34 slots 0
ExpressCard54 slots 0
PC Card slots 0
USB ports (downstream) 1
FireWire ports 0
PS/2 mouse port no
9-pin serial ports 0
Parallel ports 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 0
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0
3.5mm audio jacks 1 1 1 1
SD card reader yes yes no yes
Memory Stick reader no
MMC (multimedia card) reader no
Smart Media reader no
Compact Flash reader no
xD-card reader no
Pointing device type Touchpad Touchpad Touchpad, trackpoint, touchscreen
Hardware volume control? no yes
Integrated microphone? yes yes yes
Integrated webcam? yes yes yes
Camera megapixel rating 1.3mp 0.9mp 5.0mp 8.0mp
TPM yes yes yes
Fingerprint reader yes
Smartcard reader yes
Operating system and software
Operating system Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 7 Professional Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Windows 8.1 32-bit
OS family Windows 7 Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8
Recovery method Recovery partition
Battery and performance tests
Battery life, light use 7hr 43min 9hr 3min 6hr 47min 10hr 25min
Battery life, heavy use 1hr 51min 2hr 12min
3D performance (crysis) low settings 45fps
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.67 0.71 0.64 0.38
Responsiveness score 0.77 0.78 0.76 0.48
Media score 0.70 0.79 0.70 0.38
Multitasking score 0.54 0.57 0.47 0.28
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