(Refurbished) Dell Venue 11 Pro (7130) Tablet Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.5GHz 4Gb Ram 128Gb SSD Hdd 10.8" Full HD Touch Panel. Win 8.1 Pro 1yr WTY £215 at MCS
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(Refurbished) Dell Venue 11 Pro (7130) Tablet Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.5GHz 4Gb Ram 128Gb SSD Hdd 10.8" Full HD Touch Panel. Win 8.1 Pro 1yr WTY £215 at MCS

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Found 15th Nov 2014
This is a great price, sadly my brother just got this for me and has paid £24 extra from the same site a few days earlier

I haven't got it yet so I can't comment on the quality

MODEL Venue 11 Pro (7130) Tablet
WARRANTY 1yr MCS Return-to-Base WTY
CPU Intel Core i3-4020Y 1.5GHz
MEMORY 4096
HDD 128 SSD
10.8" Full HD Touch Panel 1920 x 1080
Intel HD Graphics
1 x Full size USB3.0.
Micro-SD Card Reader
Dell Wireless 1537
BLUETOOTH
mini HDMI
Win 8.1 Pro
2MP Front Camera. 8MP Rear Camera
36Whr Swappable Battery
**Good condition, but may have light usage marks**

The price on the site is £169 but is minus VAT and delivery (had to use a calculator to add them on, they add vat on to the delivery of £10 to)

22 Comments

Original Poster

If you want the docking keyboard that also come with the battery that doubles (Dell's words not mine) the up time of the tablet, you can get it for £50 including delivery at xsonly.com/col…ile

Original Poster

Docking station for £45 xsonly.com/col…ion

Original Poster

Amazon sells the stylus for £19.99 (which is pretty much the cheapest from a reputable dealer) and is confirmed to be revision A02 (problems with the earlier versions) amazon.co.uk/Del…Pen

Ask if they will give you the new price. Worth a try.

Original Poster

http://www.mcscom.co.uk/live/image/cache/data/Tablets/Venue%2011%20pro-600x600.jpg

i'm really torn on buying one of these or not. On the one hand they have numerous accessories that are relatively cheap. I particularly want a unit with a stylus. Also they have the removable battery etc. The cons are that they are fat, very fat and heavy and seem to have numerous problems. This seems to be the i3 and i5 versions mores though. I'm torn between getting something a lot lighter and cheaper with a bay trail processor and 2G ram or a surface pro or one of these things.

I had the same dilemma. I bought an Asus T100. Full Windows 8.1 and free Microsoft office. Battery lasts hours, almost 12. The down side is storage but I've got a micro sd card setup. Would also be nice if it came with a stylish for writing. I absolutely love it... Will consider selling next year for a Pro 3...

I've been looking into this too but decided to avoid these Dell tablets as the i3/i5 variants are thick, heavy & prone to overheating and the Baytrail machines are crippled with 2GB RAM and a 64GB SSD.

@dwl99. I have been thinking about the BayTrail machines with 2GB ram. Some get really good reviews and perhaps they aren't that flawed. Here is my reasoning. These machines tend to be 32bit machines. This means they can address less memory but potentially 32 bit s/w uses less memory. So most tablets upto this point, with the exceptions of the newer apple chips and the tegra k1 etc, have had 32 bit chips and around this amount of memory. Now I remember around 10/12 years ago when I had a stonking XP machine with a dual core pentium (32 bit) and a whole 512kb of memory. I did all kinds of stuff with that machine and it was fast. When you think about it chromebooks run happily with 2GB ram. Windows 8 seems to be less bloated that the last few revisions. So my theory is that you can get these cheap machines with not a lot of memory and suffienct processor in a small portable package and you are essentially getting a PC from way back in a more portable form. I think M$ missed a trick because there is a ton of windows 32 bit software out there. Essentially android and IOS had to start from scratch building up there stock of 32 bit s/w running on different architectures but M$ had a big back catalogue of SW that ran on lower powered 32 bit machines because thats the long history they have come from. Make sense?

Tempted by one of the variants of this tab too. The main attraction for me is the 10.8" screen being a standard 1920 x 1080 resolution instead of the more common 10.1" tablets. 2GB ram clearly isn't an issue for most people using these windows 8 machines seeing as plenty of them run just fine with 1gb. The reported problems with the i3/i5 versions definitely make the BayTrail version the most attractive.

Just bought one of these from this outfit. Mine is a slightly higher model, i5 4300 which came in at £274 including VAT and delivery. It was in excellent condition and, now that all the Windows 8.1 updates have been applied, is working very nicely.

I would certainly recommend getting the mobile keyboard which includes a built in battery. I paid about £67.50 for mine which is the UK version. I also got the stylus but hardly ever use it.

no issues stephenasforth? i.e. freezeup etc? how fat, heavy is the i5 variant?
Edited by: "arandomusername" 16th Nov 2014

arandomusername

no issues stephenasforth? i.e. freezeup etc? how fat, heavy is the i5 … no issues stephenasforth? i.e. freezeup etc? how fat, heavy is the i5 variant?



No issues so far. The i5 is a little heavier/fatter than the Atom version but it isn't that significant.

so are you generally happy with it? What is it compariable in weight to?

How would you compare this to the new 7000 series base model?

Also how would you compare this to an Asus T100? Not sure what to get...

I've only got the Dell so can't really compare it to the others as I've not tried them but the i5 7130 version which I have is quite nice now that I've updated all the drivers. Initially, out of the box, it was rubbish with very sketchy touch controls, odd keyboard docking behaviour and bad battery drain so that's something to be aware of. It's very poor of Dell to not update the drivers prior to selling them (I got mine directly from Dell).

On it's own it's perfectly usable as a tablet, not too heavy or thick. The keyboard dock adds significant weight and thickness but I personally don't find it a problem. It's still lighter and thinner than most laptops and I have no problem travelling with it. I just took it to New York and it was easy to carry and use on the flight. Battery life is very good with the battery keyboard dock for day to day tasks. It can run basic games without issues and I personally haven't had the issue where the graphics are heavily throttled due to heat management.

My biggest gripe with it is that when it is docked the screen doesn't tilt back far enough for comfortable use while sitting at a desk, they should have added a little kick stand like the Surface to address this then I'd be very satisfied with it. If you can afford it I'd go with the Surface over the Dell if you want a full Windows tablet but the Dell is a good cost compromise. If you're happy with Windows RT I'd probably go with the T100 as it's cheaper with a slightly better design.

wordsworth

If you want the docking keyboard that also come with the battery that … If you want the docking keyboard that also come with the battery that doubles (Dell's words not mine) the up time of the tablet, you can get it for £50 including delivery at http://www.xsonly.com/collections/dell-venue-11-pro/products/dell-venue-11-pro-tablet-keyboard-us-euro-inc-battery-k1rxn-mobile




damn it. I paid 80 for mine on ebay ...

arandomusername

no issues stephenasforth? i.e. freezeup etc? how fat, heavy is the i5 … no issues stephenasforth? i.e. freezeup etc? how fat, heavy is the i5 variant?




I got the exact same machine, i5, 128 ssd, and 4 gig ram sounded irresistibly to me. checked the reviews, display and speakers more than ok. took the risk. not regretting so far FYI with the battery keyboard it's showing me 12+ hr of battery life. 6+ without it. I agree with not sufficient tilting angle, that's a trade off you make. whole thing weighs 1560 grams. They say i5machines suffer from occasional stutter, I've experienced it. not a major thing. But I also don't use this as work took for example, all and all 340 £ for this compared to 800for a similar surface 3setup, is a good deal to me.

hmm , so tempted by this but until i read somwhere that the issues are defintely all fixed i dont think i will bite

I have the i5 256GB 8GB RAM, it is a good little tablet PC, however they have been upgraded by Dell now.

The new models are thinner and no longer have active cooling so no more fan noise. A lot of people complained about fan noise, it does kick in quite regularly but it doen't really bother me.

With regards to the keyboard dock. The battey gauge on mine jumps all over the place, one minute it tells me I have 9hrs, then 6hrs, then it may jump back up again, so I cannot really trust it.

I fully charged and discharged my tablet and dock to see how long it would last and I got around 8hrs out of it, but that was just one cycle.

I don't know if it is just a problem with mine, but my tablet is quite wobbly when docked to the keyboard, the docking holes appear too big.

Old-ish thread I know, but MCS still have these at the same price. They also have a version which is identical except for the addition of a mobile broadband card (look for WWAN in the product description) and when you add on the VAT, that version is £24 more. Maybe your brother bought that one?
Edited by: "philwildcroft" 14th Feb 2015
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