Windows 8.1 Tablets seem to be the new wave of technology that is taking over. The Pro versions of the now-available Windows 8.1 tablets give users a full desktop operating system on a handheld tablet. This means that you can do everything from print and connect Windows 7 and Windows 8 home groups from your Windows 8.1 tablet. Best of all, you have the touch capabilities that were designed to work seamlessly with Windows 8.1.
Today’s review is on the 32 GB version of the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet. The tablet is equipped with the Intel Atom 3740D quad core processor. It has 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 32GB solid state drive. The rear camera is designed to take pictures and record videos with up to 5 megapixels of resolution. It also has a front camera with a much less resolution that is designed to be used with video chat applications.
At first glance, most people would think that the tablet is a waste of time because of the Intel Atom name. Earlier versions of the Intel Atom processor struggled with normal operation even when clocked beyond 2.0GHz. However, the new Intel Atom 3740D quad core processor has a dramatic increase in instructions per clock that allow it to provide a much better experience even though it is clocked at 1.3GHz in the Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB version.
The 2GB RAM may not seem like a lot in today’s world, but the tablet runs a 32 bit version of windows 8.1. This means that it actually needs less RAM then the 64 bit version of Windows 8 by getting rid of a lot of overhead. Even with the single channel mode, the DDR3 speed is more than enough for the purpose of the Dell Venue 8 Pro. It allows you to multitask, watch play 1080p, and it’s even capable of running games such as Diablo III as minimum quality.
The downsides of the Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB version is the small amount of available space and the limited resolution. If you want to install large programs such as Diablo III or other light games then you will have to use a 32GB or greater micro SD card. Also, it has more than enough processing power to run 1080p videos, but the videos with be super sampled down to the maximum resolution of 1280 x 800.