Pros Screen resolution, battery life, ease of use, amazing look and feel to it
Cons None as per there is nothing to complaint about
Summary I do NOT regret not even a bit, yes I could of got my daughter Nexus 7 (2013) but why and really she is only 6.
This tablet runs flawlessly in every aspect, the screen resolution is amazing 2GB of ram that is even more then what I have on my new iPad Air and amount of free games on Android marked is unbelievable.
She watches on you tube sponge bob etc. and playing every possible game that is suitable for her age.
This is a win win for everyone.
The sleek look, durability as well performance is all top notch.Buy this Dell and you will remember my review and make one yourself.
Happy Holliday's to everyone!
Pros Android 4.2, decent resolution screen, fast processor, 2 gig ram, up to 64 gig internal storage, transflash slot, provision for 3g modem (optional).
Cons Sometimes the newest os means a few apps don't run have to wait for updates on those, not a real problem
Summary I had a cheapie chinese tablet, it did what I needed but the screen resolution was terrible and the 1 ghz cpu with 512k ram ran like a snail on xanax. Stupid thing is currently caught in a bootloop and rather than spend the money to reinstall the OS (no fatory restore mode when the OS is down) I started looking for another tablet. If you look at even ebay chinese cheapie you can't really do any better than the venue 8 and support will be questionable to zero unlike dell's product.
When I ordered it the beginning of November they were saying early December delivery date but much to my surprise I got the ship notice and I had it within two weeks of ordering it. This thing is fantastic over what I had, of course the old one was such a pig anything might look like a diamond. Where can I start? Decent amount of Ram, most android devices don't have 2 gig ram so I'm sure that android is very happy with all that room, plus a two ghtz dual core cpu is another thing your typical android phone doesn't have, 8" what's currently called high resolution screen, multipoint touch sensitivity on the screen, and pretty darn good battery life. I have accidentally left it in standby mode with the screen off overnight twice and when I turned it on next time it still had over 40% battery life left. I can usually get at least two 120 minute movies out of it and maybe a few games of candy crush.
With every incarnation of android their web page support gets better, I'm not sure that flash is totally supported yet but my banking website that never worked properly on other android browsers works perfectly with the newest version of chrome on this OS. I liked my old 9" tablet but the 8 is really enough, I don't think I could deal with the 7, too small. My only big disappointment is that when ordering I wasn't offered the option of the LTE(?) 3G modem, it's mentioned in one spot but is never offered in the ordering process. Annoying but can be handled with one of those 3G wireless access point things that let multiple wifi devices use it at once. Who knows, if this is anything like their earlier netbooks the hardware might be there inside and only a card has to be added, no one's taken theirs apart yet and posted the video on youtube that I've seen.
In short I am very, very pleased with this tablet and it makes it even better that Dell has promised a upgrade to Kit Kat (android 4.3) when it becomes available. Setting this thing up was nothing, plug it in, turn it on, it asks you for language preferences and your google account info and it proceeds to download software and firmware updates and then hopped right to reloading most of my apps, a few weren't automatically loaded but no biggie. You can't get any simpler with this. The outer case of the tablet has some kind of slightly rubberized coating on it so it's easier to hold onto and the camera, at least the rear camera, takes pretty decent pictures even in low light. The difference between 16 gig storage and 32 gig storage was only 20.00 but I hear there is a 64 gig version but perhaps not on the android tablets just the windows versions. Myself I don't know why anyone would want to put windows 8 on a device with such a small amount of resources but I suppose those in a business network environment might be the primary market for those products. I've played games on this, surfed the net, done my banking, shopped on ebay, watched a number of movies and a few other little tasks and it's shined at those tasks. The fast cpu and good amount of ram makes it positively peppy at everything I've thrown at it. Who needs a five hundred dollar plus ipad when you can get this for less than half.