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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 X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Venue 11 Pro

Dell Venue 11 Pro

ThinkPad Helix

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Latitude E7440

Dell Latitude E7440

Latitude E7240

Dell Latitude E7240
Details
Part Code ThinkPad X1 Carbon Venue 11 Pro ThinkPad Helix Latitude E7440 SM013LE72408UK
Review Date 29 Oct 2012 20 Dec 2013 25 Jul 2013 22 Jan 2014 28 Nov 2013
Price ex VAT £1,134 £339 £1,474 £1,269 £1,259
Price inc VAT £1,361 £407 £1,769 £1,523 £1,511
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 3 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 3 yr return to base 1yr collect and return 3 yr return to base 3 yr return to base NBD
Physical specifications
Dimensions 331 x 226 x 19mm (WDH) 298 x 177 x 11mm (WDH) 296 x 187 x 18mm (WDH) 337 x 231.5 x 21mm (WDH) 309 x 211 x 22mm (WDH)
Weight 1.360kg 760g 1.670kg 1.360kg 1.440kg
Travelling weight 1.9kg 1.4kg 2.0kg 1.8kg 1.8kg
Processor and memory
Processor Intel Core i5-3427U Intel Atom Z3770 Intel Core i7-3667U Intel Core i7-4600U Intel Core i7-4600U
RAM capacity 8.00GB 2.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3L DDR3L DDR3L
SODIMM sockets free 0 1
SODIMM sockets total 0 2
Screen and video
Screen size 10.8in 11.6in 14.0in
Resolution screen horizontal 1,600 1,920 1,920 1,920 1,366
Resolution screen vertical 900 1,080 1,080 1,080 768
Resolution 1600 x 900 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768
Graphics chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel HD Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel HD Graphics 4400 Intel HD Graphics 4400
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0
HDMI outputs 0 1 1 1
S-Video outputs 0
DVI-I outputs 0
DVI-D outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 1 1 1 1
Drives
Capacity 256GB 256GB 180GB 256GB
Hard disk usable capacity 238GB
Spindle speed N/A
Hard disk SanDisk mSATA SSD LiteOn SSD
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 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 1
SD card reader yes yes no 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 Touchpad, trackpoint, touchscreen Touchpad Touchpad/Touchscreen
Hardware volume control? no yes yes
Integrated microphone? yes yes yes
Integrated webcam? yes yes yes yes
Camera megapixel rating 1.3mp 8.0mp 5.0mp 0.9mp 0.9mp
TPM yes yes yes
Fingerprint reader yes
Smartcard reader yes
Operating system and software
Operating system Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 8.1 32-bit Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Windows 7 Professional windows 7 Professional 64-bit
OS family Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows 7
Recovery method Recovery partition
Battery and performance tests
Battery life, light use 7hr 43min 10hr 25min 6hr 47min 9hr 3min 10hr 28min
Battery life, heavy use 1hr 51min 2hr 12min
3D performance (crysis) low settings 45fps 40fps
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.67 0.38 0.64 0.71 0.73
Responsiveness score 0.77 0.48 0.76 0.78 0.84
Media score 0.70 0.38 0.70 0.79 0.79
Multitasking score 0.54 0.28 0.47 0.57 0.57
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