Dell Venue 11 Pro Refurbished - 7140 Tablet, Core M-5Y71, 8GB RAM, 256 SSDisk, LTE etc £486 - HotUKDeals
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This is the top of top of the line model with 8GB of RAM rather than the normal 4GB or even 2GB seen on equivalent Atom versions.

It comes from Dell Outlet and is 'Certified Refurbished'. I've bought several tablets over the years and have never seen any use on any of them. No qualms at all about buying one - currently waiting delivery, which is usually 10-14 days.

Dell Outlet delivery is currently free (until 29 May), normally £22 + VAT.

There are many other configurations available at cheaper prices (starting at £335) if this one seems overkill:
http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdfh1&l=en&s=dfh&brandid=8

The full price of this one (on the main Dell site) is currently £879.

The Spec...
Processor: Intel® Core™ M-5Y71 ( 1.2GHz , max turbo frequency 2.9GHz, 4-MB L3 Cache, 4.5W)
256 GB Solid State Hard Drive
8 GB DDR3 1600MHz
Venue 11 Pro - 7140
Windows® 8.1 Pro (64Bit) English
Dell Wireless™ 5810e LTE/HSPA+
Intel 7265AC + BT4.0 [802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5GHz, 2x2]

I like this Dell Tablet range and have the keyboard with battery in it to turn it into a proper laptop with incredible battery life. I also appreciate having a cellular modem built in so I have easy conectivty without Wifi. Tethering to a mobile is not as convnient, but each to their own.

Here is a review - which awards it Editors Choice:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2483452,00.asp

A comprehensive and thoughtful YouTube review (but of a version with a different cpu - M-5Y10):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dlBePlwe9E
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banned#1
I still like the ipad air 2 4g 64gb, the ipad air 2 is like lightening and does everything i want, for the little extra i'd go for the ipad air 2 64gb 4g any time,
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1apple
I still like the ipad air 2 4g 64gb, the ipad air 2 is like lightening and does everything i want, for the little extra i'd go for the ipad air 2 64gb 4g any time,

*Yawn*
#3
If you're going to carry it as a tablet but plug into keyboard at home/work then it is a great idea.

Otherwise might as well get a laptop; dock mechanism can be problematic and weight distribution is unbalanced (like all tablets + keyboard).

I've personally had trouble with refurbs - but it all depends on what the issue was - it may or may not affect you.
#4
1apple
I still like the ipad air 2 4g 64gb, the ipad air 2 is like lightening and does everything i want, for the little extra i'd go for the ipad air 2 64gb 4g any time,
I know right... The other day I tried to cram 100GB media into it and it worked flawlessly. Just perfect for Photoshop editing and developing apps for other iPads and tablets, even charging my iPhone when it is running out of charge. Its just handles everything I throw at it /S
#5
I think the iPad and the Dell are aimed at very differnt markets and they are not competors as such. The iPad is a terfific tablet but the Dell is more multi-functional and you can run full blown PC apps on it - which is what I need.
#6
BM999
I think the iPad and the Dell are aimed at very differnt markets and they are not competors as such. The iPad is a terfific tablet but the Dell is more multi-functional and you can run full blown PC apps on it - which is what I need.

Spot on. Unfortunately for your deal, you'll be getting cold votes from the lazy and ignorant who just glance at the top line price. At least some credit to 1apple for trying to provide some sort of explanation, albeit flawed.
#7
The Dell runs flash, has a full blown operating system, USB 3.0 port, HDMI out and significantly better screen size - whose resolution is equal to the iPad Air.

I owned both - for my workload, the Dell won out as it was much more versatile to run a website and update items on the go using a full browser.
#8
I'm always interested in how otehrs use devices. For what's worth here is how I use my existing Dell Venue 11...

At home I use it as a tablet, mainly for surfing. I use it in portrait mode and love seeing a lot of a web page thatway. I use Firefox with the NoSquint extension which sorts out scaling of websites and keeps the text readable. Because of Lastpass I have all my passwords ready to go and can drop into to doing seriosu stuff if I need. I do have an ealier version of an iPad and dont find it as convenient. I also once tried to use an iPad to do serious work I do on a pC (as oposed to consuming the web and/or doing some light work) and foudn it no subsitute. You need a proper file system to really crack on and share stuff. My 2p - other's milage will vary I know.

When I'm out on the road I always take the battery keyboard, though I might not use it. I also have a mouse with me since I have never, ever, got on with Trackpads. I have all my normal PC software on the tablet and am really productive because of that - all my little macros, keyboard shortcuts and ways of seeting up apps are all there. I also see it as a usfeful working backup envirionment if my main PC were to fail. 3G/LTE, besides being useful on the road, is also there if BT Broadband has a problem.

Not everybody needs this, but for me the Dell Tablets have proved a good fit. Just like everybody else I want faster and with more disk space - hence me buying one of these!
#9
BM999
I'm always interested in how otehrs use devices. For what's worth here is how I use my existing Dell Venue 11...
At home I use it as a tablet, mainly for surfing. I use it in portrait mode and love seeing a lot of a web page thatway. I use Firefox with the NoSquint extension which sorts out scaling of websites and keeps the text readable. Because of Lastpass I have all my passwords ready to go and can drop into to doing seriosu stuff if I need. I do have an ealier version of an iPad and dont find it as convenient. I also once tried to use an iPad to do serious work I do on a pC (as oposed to consuming the web and/or doing some light work) and foudn it no subsitute. You need a proper file system to really crack on and share stuff. My 2p - other's milage will vary I know.
When I'm out on the road I always take the battery keyboard, though I might not use it. I also have a mouse with me since I have never, ever, got on with Trackpads. I have all my normal PC software on the tablet and am really productive because of that - all my little macros, keyboard shortcuts and ways of seeting up apps are all there. I also see it as a usfeful working backup envirionment if my main PC were to fail. 3G/LTE, besides being useful on the road, is also there if BT Broadband has a problem.
Not everybody needs this, but for me the Dell Tablets have proved a good fit. Just like everybody else I want faster and with more disk space - hence me buying one of these!

I got one about 8-10 months ago via Dell outlet. managed to snap 256 GB i5 version with 8GB ram (last gen) for less than £400 + a desktop dock and mobile keyboard for 40 each on ebay. I just love it. Easy to carry and get some real work done. The desktop Dock connects to my 24 inch monitor and on the go, the mobile keyboard. Had issues in the beginning with the dock but the BIOS update fixed them after a month of purchase.

Run several VMs off external SSD and never had a problem. sits silent when on "Dell power mode" and performs well. For extra power, I switch it to full power and does everything I throw at it with ease but with some fan noise. Can't complain though.
#10
I've been thinking about a Surface Pro 3 but this is about half the price for the equivalent spec - ordered - thank you OP. Now for a UK keyboard battery thing .....
#11
Is it worth to get Venue pro with Core M or cheaper/older version with i3/i5?
#12
mr_V
Is it worth to get Venue pro with Core M or cheaper/older version with i3/i5?

Imho the core M. This is the only segment Y where broadwell has improved over previous gen. Older i3/i5 are power or thermally constrained in a 11" factor. Plus a core M has effectively all the features enabled like an i7 should you find them useful.
#13
mr_V
Is it worth to get Venue pro with Core M or cheaper/older version with i3/i5?

On Dell Outlet you can currently get an 8Gb, 256Gb SSD i5 4300Y for about £395 - so a good saving.

But it has a fan and at times you will tuly hear that fan, also battery life wont be as good. Performance wise the new Core-M is thought to be faster, but some ocasional benchmarks will have it another way - not shed-loads in it perhaps, but newer is better. The Core-M will be silent and also comes with 4G/LTE - the earlier model is 3.5G. The old model though has easily changeble batteries while you are out and about - new one is not so easy, though clealry can be done. I'm paying the extra for the newer machine.
#14
Mine arrived today. Condition looks like new :-)
#15
Mine arrived today as well - no sign of use. In Firefox browsing its noticably more snappy than a 4GB i5 4300Y equivalent. Many sites are reviewing the new Surface 3 with its new Atom processor but this is way better - more RAM, proper SSD (and larger), Core-M processor, LTE. Benchamarks seem to show its not far off a Surface 3 Pro with i5. It's a serious bit of kit.
#16
Extra £50 off now, although they only have lower spec models remaining .....

http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/get-40-off-venue-8-pro-3845-other-dell-outlet-tablet-codes-2207963

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