Dell began shipping their 8-inch Venue 8 Pro Windows tablet from Dell.com over a week ago.
I received mine and have been enjoying the heck out of this little device.
Starting at $299.99 (U.S.), the Venue 8 Pro has an incredible HD IPS display running at a 1280 x 800 resolution and an Intel Atom processor Z3740 (up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core) for really snappy performance and up to 10 hours of battery life. I’ve been using my Venue 8 Pro heavily to read books from NOOK and playing games like Avengers Initiative.
You can also pick up some optional accessories for the Venue 8 Pro – like the Dell Active Stylus, Dell Tablet Folio, and coming soon the Dell Tablet Wireless Keyboard. I grabbed the pen and folio myself.
Starting this week, the Venue 8 Pro will be available at Walmart, Costco, Office Max, Amazon.com and the Microsoft Store. And later this month, the Venue 8 Pro will be sold at MicroCenter, NewEgg, BJs and HH Greg.
Oh and if you’re looking for some color – a red version of the Venue 8 Pro will be available via Dell.com starting on November 18th.
OH and one other thing... I was a little upset that Red wasn't available at launch! It's silly, but I really wanted a red one.
I got mine last week and love it. Only have 2 issues. No full sized USB
(micro USB doesn't do data) and no HDMI. Other than those two things, this is an awesome little tablet. Upgraded to Windows 8.1 pro, joined my work domain and everything works! Nice job Dell.