1. Djal Tropoje's Avatar
    When will #wpcentral staff make a comparison between dell venue pro 8 and lenono miix 2 . Looking forward to seeing it :D
    Last edited by palandri; 11-14-2013 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Title change
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    11-14-2013 03:38 PM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    Very confused by the title of this post.

    Anyways, Daniel said a few days.

    Edit: glad you fixed it
    Last edited by Jas00555; 11-14-2013 at 04:10 PM.
    11-14-2013 03:39 PM
  3. mister2d's Avatar
    Well let's see. I bought both.

    Miix2
    Liked its thinness and location of the Windows button.
    Didn't like the power on issues after being in standby for a long period.

    Venue 8
    I like the rubber backing, the speaker is better than the Lenovo, the screen is noticeably better.
    I don't like the Windows button placement, nor am I happy with the screen brightness adjustment. When you move the slider all the way up for max brightness, it hardly gets brighter. But it seems to get brighter depending on the room lighting. Just seems to be an odd functionality. I don't have this problem on my Surface Pro.

    The tablet I kept is the Dell. Windows button and screen brightness setting aside, I don't have to deal with those weird power issues I had with the Lenovo and it feels better in my hand using it.
    Last edited by mister2d; 11-15-2013 at 08:37 AM.
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    11-15-2013 02:27 AM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Shouldn't this be moved to the Tablet discussions forum?
    11-15-2013 09:28 AM
  5. Djal Tropoje's Avatar
    I wanted to buy a lenovo but i doubt now , is this standy issue that annoying :/ is there no fix for it ? maybe an update should fix it
    11-15-2013 10:02 AM
  6. hcrick's Avatar
    Well let's see. I bought both.

    Miix2
    Liked its thinness and location of the Windows button.
    Didn't like the power on issues after being in standby for a long period.

    Venue 8
    I like the rubber backing, the speaker is better than the Lenovo, the screen is noticeably better.
    I don't like the Windows button placement, nor am I happy with the screen brightness adjustment. When you move the slider all the way up for max brightness, it hardly gets brighter. But it seems to get brighter depending on the room lighting. Just seems to be an odd functionality. I don't have this problem on my Surface Pro.

    The tablet I kept is the Dell. Windows button and screen brightness setting aside, I don't have to deal with those weird power issues I had with the Lenovo and it feels better in my hand using it.
    Sounds like adaptive brightness is kicking in on your Dell. Disable the setting and it should behave as you expect.
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    11-15-2013 01:02 PM
  7. hcrick's Avatar
    Shouldn't this be moved to the Tablet discussions forum?
    Yes, maybe they can't decide if it goes in the Venue 8 Pro forum or the Miix 2 forum
    11-15-2013 01:03 PM
  8. muddtt's Avatar
    I'm stuck in the middle of these 2 as well. One thing that's pushing me toward the lenovo is that one person has said that you can charge and use USB peripherals at the same time (adapter necessary of course). The dell people are coming up with strange work arounds to do that. The second thing I like is the smart cover with integrated stylus. I think I'd rarely use the stylus, but if it's in the cover I'm happy to oblige.

    People keep saying the volume on the dell is better. How does it compare to the original ipad mini or nokia 920 so I have some kind of reference?
    11-15-2013 01:11 PM
  9. Djal Tropoje's Avatar
    Im going for the lenovo , but everybody keep sayin that standby issues are very annoying , waiting for a fix , and a full comparison from daniel :D
    11-15-2013 02:07 PM
  10. muddtt's Avatar
    Yea, I guess that's a bigger bug than some of the Dell bugs: pen not working correctly. Both have bugs...wish we had a time line on when each company was going to update and fix things. The only thing that could sway my mind at this point would be a huge price savings on the dell. Dell has been known to have great sales.
    11-15-2013 02:12 PM
  11. mister2d's Avatar
    I'm stuck in the middle of these 2 as well. One thing that's pushing me toward the lenovo is that one person has said that you can charge and use USB peripherals at the same time (adapter necessary of course). The dell people are coming up with strange work arounds to do that. The second thing I like is the smart cover with integrated stylus. I think I'd rarely use the stylus, but if it's in the cover I'm happy to oblige.

    People keep saying the volume on the dell is better. How does it compare to the original ipad mini or nokia 920 so I have some kind of reference?
    The volume is noticeably better on the Dell (it can get loud), and the speaker placement is very good when holding it in landscape orientation. Meaning the speaker is on the edge instead of on the back of the tablet. It just projects more and there's a little dare-I-say bass coming out of there. The speaker produces sound fuller than my 920.

    On both tablets, I was able to connect my FiiO E17 headphone amp and have it charge while in use. Using my USB OTG cable, of course.
    11-15-2013 04:05 PM
  12. muddtt's Avatar
    Got my hands on a lenovo to mess around with. Here's a video comparison at a ipad mini and miix2 at full volume for comparison. The video doesn't quite give you the full effect, but the ipad is noticeably louder. Definitely not a deal breaker. The miix2 is still plenty loud.

    11-15-2013 05:38 PM
  13. Djal Tropoje's Avatar
    I hate the upper Dell Button , its so uncomfortable , but i dont have any information about the battery life and who has a better overall performance
    11-15-2013 06:02 PM
  14. mister2d's Avatar
    Sounds like adaptive brightness is kicking in on your Dell. Disable the setting and it should behave as you expect.
    Thanks! I disabled adaptive brightness and that issue went away.
    11-16-2013 12:34 AM
  15. RAdamHadAMeal's Avatar
    I'm having no issues with that whatsoever.
    01-14-2014 03:25 PM
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