1. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    I've got it into my head to buy this tablet on the 7th on it's UK release.

    So far this has been the only decent video I've seen on keyboards for the pro 11.

    I can't decide between the travel keyboard or the normal keyboard.

    The normal keyboard will boost it's battery life and make this a hero device but adding bulk taking away from the fun of it being a tablet.

    I'm mainly worried that the travel keyboard will be unusable on your lap.

    Anybody got any opinions on the matter?
    11-05-2013 10:54 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Are there any shops in your area where you would be able to try out the various keyboards and see which one you like best?
    11-05-2013 01:18 PM
  3. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    I want to order it ASAP so I don't want to wait.... I know it's the worst attitude to have with tech.

    I think I've decided on the keyboard with the battery, mainly because the other keyboard looks flimsy.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    11-05-2013 01:27 PM
  4. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    I have had the Surface RT with a Touch Cover and a Samsung Ativ 500t with a similar clamshell keyboard attachment. I can say that I definitely like the clamshell keyboard more. And with added battery life makes it even better. It adds bulk for traveling but I don't think it would add too much. It shouldn't take any fun away from it being a tablet, the keyboard and tablet are not screwed together or anything and it easily detaches to make it a tablet. Also I feel with the clamshell keyboard it would be safer to use it on your lap. If you plan on using it a lot on your lap I would definitely consider the clamshell keyboard.
    11-05-2013 03:06 PM
  5. onysi's Avatar
    Touch cover 2 is actually more sensitive now and you can type better on it. I've tried it on lap and works great.
    11-05-2013 03:12 PM
  6. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Touch cover 2 is actually more sensitive now and you can type better on it. I've tried it on lap and works great.
    I hear you and I've tried them. They are great. But he is getting a Dell venue pro 11 not a Surface.
    11-05-2013 03:30 PM
  7. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    I would love a surface but I think the baytrail tablets at the same price are just too good to turn down.
    11-05-2013 05:31 PM
  8. rory753's Avatar
    I know it might not be integral, but the microsoft wedge keyboard is pretty cool.
    11-05-2013 05:47 PM
  9. Kadcidxa's Avatar
    I am going for the mobile keyboard because of the builtin rechargeable battery and its sturdy.

    I found a bunch of hidden accessories for the pro 11.

    Dell Tablet Keyboard - Mobile - $159.99
    Dell Tablet Keyboard - Slim - $129.99
    Dell Tablet Dock - $139.99
    Dell 36 WHr 2-Cell Primary Battery for Dell Venue Pro 11i Tablets - $89.99
    Targus SafePort Rugged Max Pro Case for the Dell Venue 11 Pro Models 7130 & 7139 - black - $59.99
    Targus SafePort Rugged Max Pro Case for the Dell Venue 11 Pro Model 5130 - black $59.99
    Dell Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (Windows) - $34.99
    Dell Tablet Case - Venue 11 Pro Model 5130 - $19.99
    3M Anti-Glare Screen Protector for the Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet - $17.99
    11-05-2013 11:27 PM
  10. onysi's Avatar
    I hear you and I've tried them. They are great. But he is getting a Dell venue pro 11 not a Surface.
    oops i thought this was surface 2 forum. LOL
    11-06-2013 04:25 PM
  11. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Cool, let us know what you think of the Venue 11 and the mobile keyboard when it arrives. You can give us a mini review if you like! I'm highly interested in this tablet and the keyboard you have selected. Not sure if you are going to get the Dell active stylus. I'm curious to see how well that works also.

    Overall I think this will be a great device functionality wise. It covers all the bases with it's accessories: Clamshell Keyboard(my name for it ha) to make it like a Laptop, cover keyboard to make it a tablet with keyboard, and the docking station for desktop, and the pen/stylus for writing like a notebook. I don't see how people don't want a device like this! It does it all in one! I think it has better options for accessories than the Surface and Surface Pro does just because of their clamshell keyboard. But I don't think this tablet is as good looking as the Surfaces. But this should be a great alternative.
    11-07-2013 11:41 AM
  12. mmacleodbrown's Avatar


    Unit Price



    Dell Venue 11 Pro

    Dell Venue 11 Pro (7130), Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English







    Dell Venue 11 Pro (7130)

    Operating System

    Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English


    4GB DDR3 Memory

    Video Card

    Intel GT2 Graphics


    Dell Wireless 1537 802.11n card Driver

    Hard Drive

    128GB Mobility Solid State Drive


    Dell Wireless 1537 Dual-Band 2x2 802.11n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0


    English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish Shipping Docs



    Standard Service

    1Yr Collect and Return

    Extended Service

    2 Years NBD with Premium Phone Support

    Systems Management

    Intel Management Engine 9.5

    Order Information

    Latitude Order - United Kingdom

    Primary Battery

    Primary 2-cell 36W/HR swappable Battery

    Mobile Broadband

    Dell NetReady mobile broadband solution (HSPA+) with O2 sim card


    Intel Core i3-4020Y Processor (3MB Cache, 1.5 GHz, Dual Core)

    Base Options

    Intel Core i3-4020Y Processor (3MB Cache, 1.5 GHz, Dual Core), 4GB memory


    Near Field Communications

    TPM Info

    Security : TPM 1.2 hardware security


    8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera


    System Shipment Worldwide

    Theft Protection Solution

    No DDPE

    FGA Module


    Additional Software

    Venue 11 Pro Mainstream


    Worldwide Regulatory Label

    Hard Drive Software

    No Intel Technology enabled

    Retail Information

    No Retail Registration

    Processor Branding

    Intel Core i3 Processor Label


    10.8 inch IPS Display with FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution with 10-pt capacitive touch

    Microsoft Application Software

    Microsoft Office 2013 Trial

    Non-Microsoft Application Software

    Additional Software Consumer


    Declined Accidental Damage offer

    Protect your new PC

    McAfee Live Safe 30day trial

    Power Supply

    UK 24 Watt AC Adapter

    Operating System Recovery Options

    No OS Media included

    Dell Backup & Recovery

    Dell Backup and Recovery Basic 1.6

    Amazon Kindle Metro Applications

    Amazon Kindle Metro App

    Amazon Shopping Metro Applications

    Amazon Shopping Metro App

    E-Bay Shopping Metro Applications

    E-Bay Shopping Metro App

    Total excl. VAT VAT Rate VAT Total incl. VAT
    Sub-total(s): 644.83 20.00% 128.97 773.80
    Delivery Charge: 20.00 20.00% 4.00 24.00
    Total Price: 664.83 132.97 797.80

    Ive ordered one, but without any accessories so far, it will be my first tablet so Id thought Id try it raw and work out what I need before buying anything.
    Im cursing Nokia, if the 2520 had come with x86 support Id have pre-ordered the day it was announced, but RT, although fine is a step too far for me right now.
    11-16-2013 01:30 PM
  13. mdram's Avatar
    I just waited till they went on sale and grabbed both. Normally, I have the slim cover on mine when I'm out and about. If I know for example, I'm in the office all day, I'll throw the mobile keyboard in my bag as well so I can switch if needed.
    10-07-2015 10:13 AM

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