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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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With a 1080p display and comparable performance, the Venue 11 Pro stands out among other Atom-powered Windows tablets. While CNET says the display is "excellent," its 10.8" size also results in a heavier tablet, with Laptop Magazine calling it "a bit on the bulky side." With an Atom processor inside you won't be running any high-resource tasks, but IT Pro Portal says "there’s enough power here to cope with Office, some light photo editing and other mainstream tasks." That lower processing power does have one signficiant benefit, though -- Expert Reviews says the battery life is "impressive." In the 10-inch Windows tablet space the Dell Venue 11 Pro has enough going for it to be a viable option, but the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is still the better slate.
81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

50
nauthead
This is by far and away the worse computer purchase I have ever made. The first...read more
60
jbartkovsky
hate it... cant believe i wasted my money on this... dell... you fucked up once...read more
80
teknoswAG
I was able to pick up one of these bad boys recently and after three weeks,...read more
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50
nauthead
06.24.15
This is by far and away the worse computer purchase I have ever made. The first tablet lasted less than a month before it died completely and had to be shipped back to Dell. The mother board was fried and had to be replaced, along with several other items. After I received the repaired tablet back from Dell I discovered that the tablet had only 4 gigs of the 8 gigs of memory I purchased. The tablet was replaced by Dell but the new tablet has crashed repeatedly, and the operating system has been reinstalled numerous times. I finally gave up and donated the tablet to a local school.
 
60
jbartkovsky
09.04.14
hate it... cant believe i wasted my money on this... dell... you fucked up once again...
 
80
teknoswAG
05.21.14
I was able to pick up one of these bad boys recently and after three weeks, I was surprised how good this Windows tablet performed. It just might be the tablet that pushes Windows 8 into acceptance. And it might be the Windows tablet that Microsoft needs to sell to the masses. Read on to find out if it is.You can tell the Dell Venue 11 Pro is a decent Windows tablet by just looking at the spec sheet. It has the Full HD display. A CPU that you won’t get frustrated with. Battery life that you can’t complain about with additional accessories to extend it. Ports you need like USB 3.0 and Mini HDMI. And an SSD drive for fast boot up times and read/write performance. Dell hit all the important items that people look for when shopping for a new laptop or tablet and that’s a big plus.The only real things I found negative about the Venue 11 Pro are it looks and the mediocre Dell software that comes pre installed. Looks are subjective and probably not a deal breaker for some. But people do like their tech to have some style, that’s why Apple’s products do so well and why everybody tries to copy their products. The bloatware that Dell provides with their products are very amateur and I wonder why and who would even approve this software. Dell should look to Sony and copy what they do if they want to continue to provide software to help users maintain their PC.The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a great all around device for the price. The $429 (32GB) basic Intel Atom model provides you with enough processing power to do most computer tasks and battery life that’s superb. It’s a perfect fit for students and business professionals. And if you combine the Venue 11 Pro with one of the keyboard accessories, it’s a real nice alternative to Apple’s 11″ MacBook Air if you want to go with Windows. It just won’t look as fancy. If your a media professional that works with photos in Photoshop or some need to do some heavy video editing then you should probably go with the Intel i5 configuration so you can get the processing power you need. Most people really don’t need that much processing power, but at least Dell gives you some options. I wasn’t too sure where I would stand after purchasing the Venue 11 Pro, but I really do believe it’s the best Windows Tablet for the masses!
 
80
teknoswAG
05.20.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
sweetasanutnz
03.04.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
40
gotheike
02.14.14
To me this really was the tablet of choice... and based on spec it still is. Full HD screen, nice CPU/mem/hdd combo and a lot of 'i want them' features like NFC, GPS, 3G wireless builtin and replaceable battery. Also the stylus and keyboard with additional battery are a plus. Unfortunately the happy feeling quickly got replaces with something else after receiving the tablet and getting a notice the keyboard and stylus would be delivered in march... most likely... More than 3 months for attributes specified with '1-2 weeks shipping time'. Than I started playing with the tablet, finding it most of the time non-responding as the battery was dead and weird other issues (ghost touch, crashes, non-responding, ...). Don't believe me, but check the Dell forum. There are quite some threads on the issues, like the one with 600+ messages. As the reviews were quite positive I decided to add this review to inform... i mean... warn possible customers. Luckily the tablet's and other stuff are not orderable at the moment, so it is hard to fall in the Dell-trap of accidental blue-eyed advertisement.
 
80
RonnyJ
01.28.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
zeealpal
01.16.14
Windows 8.1 works beautifully, and the excellent hardware (i5/8GB/256GB SSD) leads to a very fast and powerful device, thats also portable and great for note taking or programming.
 
90
busybody
01.12.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
Daynos
01.06.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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