Check out the new Dell Venue 8″, this is a pretty cool $300 tablet that runs FULL blown Windows 8.1, so you can use like a full blown desktop. Then if you’re not working, you can take it to the living room, bedroom, couch, wherever and have fun with it like with any other tablet.
In this video I’ll set it up in front of you and share with you my first impressions.
After using it for a few days here are a few thoughts:
– Great 8″ form factor for tablet use.
– Has all the popular apps you’d expect on a tablet.
– If you associate a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, flip it over, you have a full blown desktop computer to do actual work.
– Has an x86 CPU, so you don’t end up with Windows RT which nobody has developed apps for. You can all the available Windows desktop software, and all the new stuff coming out for the touch world.
– Expandble storage via SD cards.
– Affordable, only $299.
– You can attach a larger monitor via USB using the Pluggable Dock (see this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPPY4m8iY0k )
– Super Heavy for that size when compared to the iPad or the Kindle Fire HD.
– Battery life so far I can’t complain, let’s see how it holds up with a bit more usage throughout the day.