Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 (Certified Refurbished) M5Y71 8gb 256gb £414.00 @ Dell oulet
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 (Certified Refurbished) M5Y71 8gb 256gb £414.00 @ Dell oulet

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Found 10th Dec 2015
This seems like a potentially decent deal. Better than a Surface 3 spec wise and you can get the keyboard with a built-in battery for about £60 from ebay... Thoughts? I've never bough refurb before.
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I bought one of these about 3 months ago. It was about £340 all in for the same spec(including LTE radio).
It was in excellent condition - I have the slim keyboard (good) and dock (not sure about this yet - only seems to like talking to really modern monitors). I haven't touched my laptop in a while - this does everything, but the screen is a little on the small side IMHO.

Runs VMs without issue and is pretty snappy in general use.

In my view, this represents better value than a Surface.
redcup

I bought one of these about 3 months ago. It was about £340 all in for … I bought one of these about 3 months ago. It was about £340 all in for the same spec(including LTE radio).It was in excellent condition - I have the slim keyboard (good) and dock (not sure about this yet - only seems to like talking to really modern monitors). I haven't touched my laptop in a while - this does everything, but the screen is a little on the small side IMHO.Runs VMs without issue and is pretty snappy in general use.In my view, this represents better value than a Surface.



Yeah, screen size is a concern as I'd like to avoid buying a monitor too. Just can't find many other options really. I regret not getting the Asus T300 Chi when it was £500.
redcup

I bought one of these about 3 months ago. It was about £340 all in for … I bought one of these about 3 months ago. It was about £340 all in for the same spec(including LTE radio).It was in excellent condition - I have the slim keyboard (good) and dock (not sure about this yet - only seems to like talking to really modern monitors). I haven't touched my laptop in a while - this does everything, but the screen is a little on the small side IMHO.Runs VMs without issue and is pretty snappy in general use.In my view, this represents better value than a Surface.



I have the dell pro dock and have an hdmi cable to a Benq monitor that is getting on for 10 years old and works fine, to get it to work i needed to download a few updates (bios graphics and dock firmware) dell.com/sup…/EN
fundy

I have the dell pro dock and have an hdmi cable to a Benq monitor that is … I have the dell pro dock and have an hdmi cable to a Benq monitor that is getting on for 10 years old and works fine, to get it to work i needed to download a few updates (bios graphics and dock firmware) http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN291135/EN



Bios update for the tablet was no problem, but I have been unable to update the firmware in the dock itself for some reason. I believe the monitor needs to support HDCP to work - unfortunately my old Hyundai X91W doesn't support this and my HANNS-G leaves the left 20% of the screen black... I will give the dock firmware upgrade another go.
Edited by: "redcup" 10th Dec 2015
Bought one of these from the outlet in July, works great the newer M5Y71 processor option means it's pretty much up there with i5 processors, certainly I've never felt the need for a faster machine, 8GB + 256GB is pretty much the minimum for a laptop replacement for me, mine has replaced a slightly older i7 for travelling, it happily runs SQL, Photoshop, Visual Studio and Office.

It also works great as a media player, and with the keyboard with a battery you can manage a long haul flight with ease.

Perhaps the only minor downsides is the resolution being a little high if you don't run with scaling in windows, the keyboard with the battery is quite flexible, so picking up the tablet when it's attached gets spurious keypresses if you hold the front edge. Plus the USB charger is specific to the tablet, so you can't use batteries to do anything other than a very low level charge, which slows the discharge but doesn't charge the tablet itself (and the supplied cable is quite short).

Otherwise, I've been using mine on a client site for the last few weeks and haven't really felt the need to bring along my larger, heavier and faster laptop.

I was looking at the surface pro but decided for the momey this was a far better purchase.

mike
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Bought one of these from the outlet in July, works great the newer M5Y71 … Bought one of these from the outlet in July, works great the newer M5Y71 processor option means it's pretty much up there with i5 processors, certainly I've never felt the need for a faster machine, 8GB + 256GB is pretty much the minimum for a laptop replacement for me, mine has replaced a slightly older i7 for travelling, it happily runs SQL, Photoshop, Visual Studio and Office. It also works great as a media player, and with the leopard with a battery you can manage a long haul flight with ease.Perhaps the only minor downsides is the resolution being a little high if you don't run with scaling in windows, the leopard with the battery is quite flexible, so picking up the tablet when it's attached gets spurious keypresses if you hold the front edge. Plus the USB charger is specific to the tablet, so you can't use batteries to do anything other than a very low level charge, which slows the discharge but doesn't charge the tablet itself (and the supplied cable is quite short).Otherwise, I've been using mine on a client site for the last few weeks and haven't really felt the need to bring along my larger, heavier and faster laptop. I was looking at the surface pro but decided for the momey this was a far better purchase.mike



With my i3 4030y based DV11P when connected to a 5v only charger the CPU gets locked at 300MHz and is too slow to do anything. Does the same thing happen on the Core M model?
Great piece of kit and I bought one a few months ago:
hotukdeals.com/dea…736

Its faster then the i3 and i5 versions - judged by browsing the net. I use it at home as my tablet and out on the rd with the mobile keybd - great battery life and the lte means i have easy net access whereever. You can do real work with this.

I use it as my Tablet
This is one of the most powerful tablets out there, it is very snappy and performs much faster than the i3 and i5 versions, it is also completely silent, no need for fans on the core m. It is almost as good as the surface pro, only downside is the keyboard is going to cost you £100 ish.
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