1. nuprotocol's Avatar
    I had the Venue 8 Pro for maybe 1 week and thoroughly enjoyed it a lot. I went from the Surface RT (release day) to Thinkpad Tablet 2 to Surface2 (release day) to finally the Venue 8 Pro.

    The Surface 2 was pretty fast but I felt it wasn't fast enough. After obtaining the Venue 8 Pro, this was the speed and snappiness I was looking for. The only problem with going from the Surface 2 to Venue 8 Pro was not having full HD. The Venue8P is such an awesome tablet and I like it way better than the Surface2. I really don't need full windows, I just needed more power. Although I enjoyed the Venue8P I really really missed full HD. I then decided to take the plunge and order the Thinkpad8.

    I didn't understand the reviews comparing the Thinkpad8 to the Venue8P on how you can't tell the screen difference between the two unless they are side by side. The reason being is because the Venue 8P while not full HD still has an excellent screen. But........... When you have them side by side, the difference is pretty stark. Not only is the Thinkpad8 .3 bigger since its 8.3, the full HD makes a world of difference. I tried to take a full pics using my 1520 to see if you could tell the difference, but I'm not sure. Here are a few photos.
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    04-11-2014 05:53 PM
  2. bulls96's Avatar
    Just curious what made u gave up on the surface 2?

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    04-11-2014 05:54 PM
  3. nuprotocol's Avatar
    Just curious what made u gave up on the surface 2?

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    Surface2 just wasn't snappy enough. It is a lot faster than the Surface RT, but in my use could be a lot faster. I didn't run in strenuous programs, just mainly metro apps and maybe desktop IE.

    Whatever the Surface2 could do, the Venue8P could do a lot faster and smoother.
    04-11-2014 06:07 PM
  4. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    I've not been able to find a local store that carries the ThinkPad 8. I prefer to see and feel handheld devices before I purchase. I do like the look and feel of the Dell Venue 8 Pro.
    04-20-2014 09:25 AM
  5. nuprotocol's Avatar
    I've not been able to find a local store that carries the ThinkPad 8. I prefer to see and feel handheld devices before I purchase. I do like the look and feel of the Dell Venue 8 Pro.
    Microsoft store online has it in stock. Maybe their local stores too.
    04-20-2014 09:34 AM
  6. phantom404's Avatar
    I've come to enjoy my dell venue 8 pro alot. I just like the size of the smaller 8nch tablets compared to the bigger ones, which is why I went from a surface 2 to the dvp8
    04-25-2014 12:31 PM
  7. nuprotocol's Avatar
    I've come to enjoy my dell venue 8 pro alot. I just like the size of the smaller 8nch tablets compared to the bigger ones, which is why I went from a surface 2 to the dvp8
    I agree. I doubt I could use it to take serious notes like I did with my Surface2. However I primarily used my Surface 2 as a consumption device and not creation. The DVP8 really is a better device in my use case and it seems yours as well when consumption is primary. Plus just the speed difference alone from the Surface 2 to the DVP8 or Thinkpad8 is enough to justify the switch.

    I thought I would regret selling my Surface2 for the DVP8, but I don't at all. Especially since after using the DVP8 leaned me towards going for the Thinkpad8 since I had 1080p on the Surface2.
    04-25-2014 01:02 PM

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