First major tech site review of Venue 8 pro

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    It took it's time, thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    I agree with most of the points, I suspect the compromises (hdmi, higher ppi screen etc, no wacom) is simply a matter of pricing it at $299. It's hard enough to convince 'joe consumer' to switch from iOS, Android, at $399 or $350.. forget it.
     
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    Tech sites are overrated. Much better info here from real life experiences.



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    Agree, but a combination of both is never a bad thing. Then everyone has to make up their own mind of course.
     
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    nearly 12 hours of web browsing? How did they manage that!? The review says brightness was set at 65% but auto-dim was also on. Is that effectively around 33%? I can't get more than 8.5 hours at 33%.
     
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    Really? A 6 on the screen? I find the screen to be QUITE a beautiful display, and the 1280x800 resolution is perfect.

    Obviously, it's an opinion, but I do feel the tablet deserves more than the score it got there. Yes, no HDMI sucks, but if you really want to connect to an external monitor, you can. Who the heck hooks up their ipad to a monitor to do work anyways?

    I dont know, I'm just way more impressed by the device than it seems that they are, but I also am not a fan of blown up phone operating systems. Having a full OS on an 8 inch tablet for 300$ with the processing power of this thing... the benefits destroy the drawbacks. But, again, I'm also a techy nerd as opposed to a casual user :)
     
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    Re: the screen - I think they simply got too wrapped up in the raw resolution numbers, which mirrors a lot of comments I've seen re: this device around the interwebz. Everybody compares 1280 x 800 to retina or Nexus figures, which is silly. The proof is in the pudding; the display looks great, this res works fine, and ultra high res might actually render the device almost unusable in desktop more (since scaling in Windows is still not so great).
     
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    I agree to all of the comments. It is a usable tablet in its current screen resolution.
     
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    1280x800 is a great resolution for a 8" tablet and why is that ?

    because most media is still in 720p (1280x720)

    720p in 1920x1200 or retina is just upscaled and not as sharp
     
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