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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dell is finally making new Android tablets. They're called the Venue 7 and Venue 8. Both tablets share the same specs (1280x800 IPS screen, 2GHz Intel "Clover Trail" chipset, 16GB & 32GB storage). The best part is the price. The Venue 7 starts at $149, and the Venue 8 starts at $179.

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Any idea if the storage is removable and upgradeable, specs says its am emmc.
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Had the Venue Pro 32gb with Windows 8.1

Key word is "had".

Took it back and got a full refund. The tablet itself is very nice and has enough storage for me but no way will I put up with Windows 8.1

They really need to take a hard look sooner than later at this disappointing OS. Have always been a Windows fan but it ended with the new Windows
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Sounds like though we may be close to booting Linux on Windows tablets so maybe soon. I'm trying to decide weather to buy an Android tablet now or wait a little more to see if I can get a Linux tablet.

FWIW XP drove me from windows I used 3.x, 95, NT4, then W2K and bought a new laptop in 2002 with XP. It drove me to Linux within the next year and I've not ran Windows on my personal machines since.
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I ordered a Venue 8, says it should be here by the 20th. I paid the extra for the 32G internal storage. With AndrOpenoffice and OpenDocument now a tablet will be useful to me.
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Got mine yesterday. After the kids went to bed and I actually got to see it I like it. Its nice and fast, AndroOpenOffice is quite useable. Screen is very good, clear and bright.
Minor issues: volume controls are on the wrong side (left) so they get blocked by a right angle microUSB and are covered if you turn it landscape. I don't like how Google took the settings, search and menu off the bottom menus, I prefer the old 4 buttons at the bottom.
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Default Looking at Dell Venue 7 for backup marine gps

Any idea if this new Dell Venue 7 can be used as marine gps? Im impressed with the price which includes 32gb card. What android marine gps app works best for Seattle and San Juan Island area? thanks
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On the 8 the back is removable so I assume the 7 would be too. That would probably make it quite un-waterproof.
I do like the removable back though, makes it enterprise ready with the serviceability. I can see that the battery and speaker are removable/replaceable, haven't dug in any further.
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