Announced in late September, the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 with Atom x5 and Wacom AES digitizer is now available in the US, with a starting price of $399.
The new Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 is finally available – in the US. The new ultra-portable, 8-inch Windows 10 Tablet PC is the first Dell device with an Intel Atom x5 processor – and it is a deep upgrade of the old model.
Launched at the end of 2013, the Dell Venue 8 Pro was the first Tablet PC with Synaptics digitizer – and one of the best eight-inch devices with Windows 8. The new Venue 8 Pro 5855, announced few months ago and now available via Dell.com for $399, is similar in shape – but it very different and more advanced.
Based on a 8-inch, Full HD (1920×1200, but a cheaper 1280×800 version should be available too) display with Wacom Active Electro-Static (AES) digitizer, the new Venue 8 Pro 5855 uses the newest Intel Atom x5 processors with 4 GB of DDR3L RAM and a 64 GB eMMC disk. The 19.5 Wh internal battery can be charged via a USB-C port; the wireless connectivity supports 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 standards while mobile broadband and NFC will be available in future configurations.
The full datasheet of the actual devices, that is available for $399 (or $449 with Windows 10 Pro) shows:
- Intel Atom x5-Z8500 CPU (quad-core, 2.24 GHz)
- Intel HD Graphics
- 4 GB DDR3L-RS RAM
- 64 GB eMMC disk
- 8.0-inch (1920×1200) display
- Wacom AES digitizer
- WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- USB Type-C, microSD, microSIM
- 2.0 and 5.0 MP cameras
- 19.5 Wh internal battery
- Dimensions: 216 x 130 x 9.45 mm
- Weight: 377 grams
- Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 is now available via Dell.com Business for $399/449 (stylus not included), with a 12-16 business days shipping time. The new tablet will be available worldwide in the netx few weeks.