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  1. beomagi's Avatar

    I feared as much. Based on what I've read, if it was written for the Dalvik VM it owuld be fine, but there's a lot that isn't and Dalvik is being replaced by "ART", which may compromise future Intel support unless it was designed to run there too.

    I know it isn't 1080p, but I just rather copy files straight off my NAS or play from it instead of transcode. I've use devices with tegra3 (my dead N7) and snapdragon S4 (phone) so I know hardware acceleration there works with almost any video format (except Hi 10).
    02-07-2014 10:30 AM
  2. johna2u's Avatar
    I've got a Venue 8 android and love it. I'm not a game player so I can't speak to that, but a friend of mine has one too and he says it works great for games. Check out his review at lepanforum.com.

    What I do know is it is very quick and responsive, very powerful WiFi, great on board speaker. Mine (and many others) won't update to 4.3. It is an issue dell is working on. It. Thinks it is up to date at 4.2.2. It is a bit long for most generic cases. A galaxy note 8 case with elastic corners fits nicely. Camera hole even lines up correctly. It is a little thicker than the windows pro model but still thin enough and pretty light. Ports and controls are oddly placed. When held in landscape with volume rocker at top right power button is right side near bottom corner and USB port is bottom far left. Too close to the corner in my opinion. But all in all its a great tablet. I do believe a 64 gig card will work with it.

    Sent from my Venue 8 3830 using Tapatalk
    02-07-2014 10:45 AM
  3. Tonko Horvath's Avatar
    Hello. I just want to ask, if I would buy this android tablet Dell Venue 8, can I install there Windows OS instead of android?
    Thank you...
    07-17-2014 01:40 PM
  4. StuartV's Avatar
    Hello. I just want to ask, if I would buy this android tablet Dell Venue 8, can I install there Windows OS instead of android?
    Thank you...
    Windows? No. Windows RT? Maybe, but probably not. The simplest way to tell would be to look at Dell's website in the Support section to see if they have Windows RT drivers for it that you can download. If they don't, they I'd say it's a pretty safe bet you can't run Windows RT on it.
    07-17-2014 01:47 PM
  5. macroguy07's Avatar
    Sideloaded the Google Experience Launcher [GEL] on my Dell Venue 8 running KitKat 4.4.2. Looks great and is fluid running. I don't play games, so no comment on an Intel chip on this tablet running games.
    07-23-2014 12:51 AM
  6. GraveDigger27's Avatar
    Thought I'd throw my two cents into the discussion about the Dell Venue 8 (model 3830) tablet - bought one from Dell earlier this year and I've been pretty happy with it. I've had no major issues with the tablet so far, have found plenty of cases that are suitable for the tablet (mostly at Amazon.com) and it was upgraded from JellyBean 4.2.2 to KitKat 4.4.2 shortly after it arrived in May.

    Regarding the microSD storage, I've used both 32GB and 64GB microSDXC cards in the device and the only issue I found was the 64GB cards had to be formatted when initially inserted. Once done the 64GB cards showed 59.61GB available (I've done this with both a generic Micro Center brand and a Samsung 64GB EVO card). Google appears to have limited the functionality of moving apps to the microSD card, but I generally use the card for storing media (I have music and over 50 movies stored on the microSD card) as the 32GB of internal storage is more than adequate for lots of apps and games.

    Regarding the speed of the tablet, running AnTuTu benchmark 5.3, my tablet scores an overall benchmark of 26568 and a GeekBench 3 of 545/1296 (single-core score/multi-core score) - which is slower than the Google (ASUS) Nexus 7 (2013 model - 585/1781) but faster than the older Nexus 7 (2012 model - 337/1085).
    12-20-2014 04:14 PM
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