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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

Product

ThinkPad Helix

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Latitude E7440

Dell Latitude E7440

Latitude E7240

Dell Latitude E7240

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Venue 11 Pro

Dell Venue 11 Pro
Details
Part Code ThinkPad Helix Latitude E7440 SM013LE72408UK ThinkPad X1 Carbon Venue 11 Pro
Review Date 25 Jul 2013 22 Jan 2014 28 Nov 2013 29 Oct 2012 20 Dec 2013
Price ex VAT £1,474 £1,269 £1,259 £1,134 £339
Price inc VAT £1,769 £1,523 £1,511 £1,361 £407
Overall rating 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 4 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 3 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 3 yr return to base 3 yr return to base NBD 3 yr return to base 1yr collect and return
Physical specifications
Dimensions 296 x 187 x 18mm (WDH) 337 x 231.5 x 21mm (WDH) 309 x 211 x 22mm (WDH) 331 x 226 x 19mm (WDH) 298 x 177 x 11mm (WDH)
Weight 1.670kg 1.360kg 1.440kg 1.360kg 760g
Travelling weight 2.0kg 1.8kg 1.8kg 1.9kg 1.4kg
Processor and memory
Processor Intel Core i7-3667U Intel Core i7-4600U Intel Core i7-4600U Intel Core i5-3427U Intel Atom Z3770
RAM capacity 8.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB 2.00GB
Memory type DDR3L DDR3L DDR3L DDR3 DDR3
SODIMM sockets free 0 1
SODIMM sockets total 0 2
Screen and video
Screen size 11.6in 14.0in 10.8in
Resolution screen horizontal 1,920 1,920 1,366 1,600 1,920
Resolution screen vertical 1,080 1,080 768 900 1,080
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768 1600 x 900 1920 x 1080
Graphics chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel HD Graphics 4400 Intel HD Graphics 4400 Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel HD Graphics
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0
HDMI outputs 1 1 0 1
S-Video outputs 0
DVI-I outputs 0
DVI-D outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 1 1 1 1
Drives
Capacity 180GB 256GB 256GB 256GB
Hard disk usable capacity 238GB
Spindle speed N/A
Hard disk mSATA SSD LiteOn SSD SanDisk
Replacement battery price inc VAT £0 £0 £0 £0 £0
Networking
Wired adapter speed N/A
802.11a support yes yes yes yes
802.11b support yes yes yes yes
802.11g support yes yes yes yes
802.11 draft-n support yes yes yes yes yes
Integrated 3G adapter yes yes yes
Bluetooth support yes yes yes yes yes
Other Features
Wireless hardware on/off switch no yes
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 1
SD card reader no yes yes yes 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, trackpoint, touchscreen Touchpad Touchpad/Touchscreen Touchpad
Hardware volume control? yes yes no
Integrated microphone? yes yes yes
Integrated webcam? yes yes yes yes
Camera megapixel rating 5.0mp 0.9mp 0.9mp 1.3mp 8.0mp
TPM yes yes yes
Fingerprint reader yes
Smartcard reader yes
Operating system and software
Operating system Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Windows 7 Professional windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 8.1 32-bit
OS family Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows 7 Windows 7 Windows 8
Recovery method Recovery partition
Battery and performance tests
Battery life, light use 6hr 47min 9hr 3min 10hr 28min 7hr 43min 10hr 25min
Battery life, heavy use 2hr 12min 1hr 51min
3D performance (crysis) low settings 45fps 40fps
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.64 0.71 0.73 0.67 0.38
Responsiveness score 0.76 0.78 0.84 0.77 0.48
Media score 0.70 0.79 0.79 0.70 0.38
Multitasking score 0.47 0.57 0.57 0.54 0.28
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