Dell Venue 11 Pro i3 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8″ FHD Win 10 REFURB £168 + £12 P&P @ MCScom
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Dell Venue 11 Pro i3 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8″ FHD Win 10 REFURB £168 + £12 P&P @ MCScom

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Found 23rd Jun 2017Edited by:"Musicrab"
Good CPU, memory and SSD.
Use you own keyboard and/or mouse (only 1 full USB socket though).
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    I'd recommend spending a little more and getting the 7140 models (available at same website) as they run the Core M processor which is fanless remove the noise issue etc... I've had both models and the 7140 is a much better machine.
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    a very capable tablet, see if they have the keyboard and stylus pen to go with it.

    I have purchased from them previously. MSc is a decent company to buy from in my opinion.
    I bought the same model from them what must be 2 or 3 years ago, they're decent tablets but have their flaws.

    Weight, heat and noise are downsides (these ones are the last generation before dell went fanless iirc). The wifi card's a bit dodgy over 5GHz when pushed very hard, the pogo pin arrangement for connecting to keyboard accessories is straight up bad as the pins always seem to end up pushed in permanently and making a poor connection.

    My final complaint is that while it charges over micro USB and that's great, it only charges at full speed on the stock charger since it puts out 5V or 19V over microUSB. This also leads to some weird behaviour while charging on a stock 5V 2A charger, it tries to do its absolute best to reduce power consumption including clocking the processor down to a level so anemic that web-browsing is impossible. That isn't actually enough to let it charge while on mind you, so it irritates and doesn't achieve its goal, an all-round terrible idea.

    Incidentally I'm looking to replace mine with an XPS 12. While they had short battery life I'm living the thunderbolt 3/USB-C with PD lifestyle now.
    Edited by: "CampGareth" 23rd Jun 2017
    I have something like the dell xps., yes it's lovely, battery isn't great, but charging is fast and the product is lovely. prior to this tablet I had written off windows for tablets, but I am very pleased it's quite usable.
    I had a few variations of this tablet and found the i3 much better than the i5's but could never get a keyboard that worked without issues.

    These used to always have a 10% discount offer.. Was FacebookFriends and have had a few other in the past.

    Got my eye on a couple of things on the site but knowing me as soon as I buy they would offer another code!
    I'd recommend spending a little more and getting the 7140 models (available at same website) as they run the Core M processor which is fanless remove the noise issue etc... I've had both models and the 7140 is a much better machine.
    Tom_DD

    I'd recommend spending a little more and getting the 7140 models … I'd recommend spending a little more and getting the 7140 models (available at same website) as they run the Core M processor which is fanless remove the noise issue etc... I've had both models and the 7140 is a much better machine.


    They're also thinner, lighter and possibly even charge off USB-C. I would buy one but the XPS 12's just a little bit shinier :P
    Tom_DD

    I'd recommend spending a little more and getting the 7140 models … I'd recommend spending a little more and getting the 7140 models (available at same website) as they run the Core M processor which is fanless remove the noise issue etc... I've had both models and the 7140 is a much better machine.



    Was just about to post the same and they are very capable machines.

    I've only got the 4gb ram version but still great portable computer with a full OS on it and combined with the battery keyboard and the desktop dock, you have a very capable 3 in 1 machine with excellent battery life.

    Much more capable than any iPad or Android tablet but a lot cheaper.
    Replaceable battery in this thing also rocks. Had one for about 2 years now.
    CampGareth21 h, 22 m ago

    They're also thinner, lighter and possibly even charge off USB-C. I would …They're also thinner, lighter and possibly even charge off USB-C. I would buy one but the XPS 12's just a little bit shinier :P


    The 7140 uses micro USB for charging. It was superceded by the Latitude 11 5175 which has two full size USB 3 ports one of which is type C and is used for charging. It also uses Skylake versus Broadwell for the 7140.
    Be warned that this company started putting void if removed stickers on the back of Dell tablets so even though Dell allow you to open them up this company don't. A shame as it's easy enough to swap out the M. 2 SSD and the coms cards.
    Towelie23 h, 4 m ago

    Much more capable than any iPad or Android tablet but a lot cheaper.



    More capable as a laptop replacement but you're probably better off with iOS or Android if you primarily want to use as a tablet
    Edited by: "captainbeaky" 24th Jun 2017
    Also bought this from MCScom a few years back. It did have problems which were mostly fixed by firmware updates and in itself, works great now.
    I also bought the keyboard dock with added battery, but I've ha dproblems. When it works it's excellent, but sometimes the touchpad wont work and sometimes the extra battery wasn't recognised.
    The whole package with the battery, dock, tablet was worth over £1,000 when I bought it. Got it all for just over £300. Still going strong too. I generally take a mouse with me in case the trackpad doesn't work (or just use the touch screen).
    Tempted by this to replace a recently faulty laptop. Is it a risk with them covering all but the battery in their warranty? Or are the batteries in these pretty solid?
    I thought the same when I was interested in buying from them.

    Others reported on the thread that the battery was fine.

    And when I received my tablet, it was performing as per the reviews online.
    polarbaba

    I thought the same when I was interested in buying from them.Others … I thought the same when I was interested in buying from them.Others reported on the thread that the battery was fine.And when I received my tablet, it was performing as per the reviews online.



    Thanks for the reply!

    Here's what their CS team replied to me -

    Hi Darren,
    We are a Dell register partner which means we are able to buy customer returns and outlet products direct from Dell and refurbish them for reselling on our website. The products we purchase can have been returned of any number of reasons, most are cancelled orders or lease machines that have been returned at the end of the hire periods.
    With the Venus the most common reason for return is that people damage the charging ports. We replace these with new ports, clean the tablets, format reload and benchmark each one. Once we are happy that the tablet is fully working and that the physical condition is a close to new we then list it on our website.
    Batteries are not given a year’s warranty on anything even if you purchased a new one from Dell. They are seen as consumables as the length of life will determined by the end users charging habits. For example someone who leaves the tablet on charge all the time will overcharge the cells in the battery and damage them reducing the life. Our batteries normally have a minimum of 85% health left in them. Anything less and we replace them.


    Think i'll take a punt

    Certainly worth it in my opinion. I'm happy with mine
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