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Questions & Answers for Venue 8 Pro Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1

Question

Will be able to have google play, and other apps available on most phones?

I want to have the capabilities of a smart phone with apps, to get apps that are commonly available on any phone. Is this tablet capable or is it just Microsoft based? Ex Google Play, Skype, Netflix, Angry Birds, etc.
asked 8 months ago
By
Kissian9
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
5 answers
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answer 1
Ther is a 3rd part app to access Google Music. Skype is intergrated. There is apps for Netflix and Angry Birds.

If you want a tablet for apps, go with a Nexus 7 or iPad mini. This is a PC.
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 2
Being that this is a Windows tablet, you will have access to everything in the Windows ecosystem (apps, programs, etch). With that said, Google Play is part of the Google ecosystem. I haven't done it yet, but others have posted in reviews that they have installed iTunes. As for your more standards apps like Skype, Netflix, etc...they are available as either apps or web sites.
answered 8 months ago
By
DesertThirst
answer 3
Google play is for Android devices only. This version of Windows 8 is not the RT version. You should be able to install Skype, Netflix, and possible apps like Angry birds, but also run full programs.
answered 8 months ago
By
TechMatt
answer 4
Yes. The apps you cited (Skype, Netflix, Angry Birds) are all available from the Windows store, as are popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, Kindle, etc. Of course Microsoft also provides its own optional apps for everyday tasks like mail, calendar, notes, camera, photos, maps, web browsing, music, etc.

In addition to these tablet/phone apps, you can also use traditional Windows desktop software (i.e. anything you have on your current laptop or desktop will work, including Office, Photoshop, iTunes, and whatever web browser you like).

Google Play apps and services are only available on Android devices (just as Apple's iOS apps are only compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod devices).
answered 8 months ago
By
CKez
answer 5
It runs full Windows 8.1, the same as your desktop runs. Which means if you can put it on your desktop, you can put it on this tablet.
answered 8 months ago
By
Razzellu
Question

Does the Office on this tablet contain Power Point?

asked 8 months ago
By
Sonny
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, in the box there's a Microsoft Office Produce Key code. When you first open Office just click Activate, enter the code and it will install. Office comes with PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and OneNote
answered 8 months ago
By
Ricardio
answer 2
Yes you get Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note. Free!! Better then any poser office suite like iWorks.
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 3
Yes, PowerPoint is included in the Office bundle.
answered 8 months ago
By
DesertThirst
answer 4
Yes, the version of office on this tablet includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
answered 8 months ago
By
Hallnutrition
Question

Can you utilize a Wireless USB Card to access the internet on this tablet?

asked 7 months ago
By
Rob
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
4 answers
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answer 1
Rob,

You do not need a wireless card as the Venue has built in WIFI (a,g,n). However, It does NOT have 3G or 4G capabilities so you cannot access the internet unless you have access to a WIFI signal. Dell has said they will release a 4G model in the future but the current model cannot be upgraded to 4G. I doubt you would be able to get a USB WLAN card (3G or 4G) to work with the current Venue but you can always do what I do -- use my current smartphone as a WIFI hotspot.
answered 7 months ago
By
RichInNJ
answer 2
WiFi is built into the Venue. MiniUSB port's power output too low for powering anything but a thumb drive.
answered 7 months ago
By
Sheabo1111
answer 3
You shouldn't need to, it has built in WIFI. If you're talking about using an adapter for a cellphone network, it will work if there are drivers for you're unit but you'll need a Micro to full size USB cable to hook it up. I use mine on my home network and with a hotspot on my phone all the time, no wireless card needed...
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
This has built-in WIFI so a separate USB Wifi card is not needed. I'm not sure if it can take a cellular air card though.
answered 7 months ago
By
MrNoDoubt
Question

Cellular

Does it have a cellular capability so that we can insert a sim and make a call?
and does it have a dual voltage like 120-240v?
asked 8 months ago
By
yousuf
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
4 answers
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answer 1
No cellular
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 2
No
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 3
Can can tether your phone to enable Wi-fi if you have a shared data plan.
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 4
No cellular capability.
answered 8 months ago
By
dreamghost
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Can I connect an external usb drive for added storage?

asked 8 months ago
By
pizxer
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes but get a powered usb hub. The tablet usb port can handle only one device at a time because of week power from the tablet micro port. Be sure to get a micro usb to usb cable.
answered 7 months ago
By
Cookys
answer 2
yes but it's a micro-USB. It also has the micro scan disk that supports storage up to 64 GB. Put all your pictures and documents up in Sky Drive and your music and movies on the micro scan disk.
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 3
It does have a micro-USB slot but dell didn't include the adapter. You should be able to but you will need to get the adapter. Also, there is a micro SD card slot that will allow you to add up tp 64gb of additional storage.
answered 8 months ago
By
DesertThirst
answer 4
Yes, but you will need a "micro USB" to USB adapter.
answered 8 months ago
By
Alienman24
Question

does it come with mcafee

asked 8 months ago
By
k
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes but this is trial version and different sights suggest that you uninstall it and get another free version. I have been using the free version of avg for years now on over 50 computers and have had no problems with virus make sure to do a scan and data update often. You can download a free 30 day trial buy version first but you can immediately uninstall it from the control panel then it will offer you the free version.
answered 7 months ago
By
Cookys
answer 2
You don't need it. Windows 8.1 offers the same level of secruity that any 3rd party vendor would and it's free. The metro apps are also all certified by Microsoft. Just turn on Windows Defender, the fire wall and all updates on.
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 3
No it comes with Windows defender which so far has worked well for me. I did inquire to installing McAfee but was advised by my internet provider not to because McAfee is still working out the kinks with compatibility issues with Windows 8.1. Bit like I said, defender is working well for me.
answered 8 months ago
By
DesertThirst
answer 4
The tablet will not include McAfee. This is a 3rd party software and would need to be downloaded and purchased.
answered 8 months ago
By
TechMatt
Question

Does this come with the active pen shown in the Video?

asked 8 months ago
By
Steve
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
4 answers
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answer 1
The two i got didn't.
answered 7 months ago
By
Cookys
answer 2
No, the active pen is sold separately. If you're running desktop programs I recommend you get one. But if you just use the apps that come with the tablet (or downloaded from the Store) you might not need one.
answered 8 months ago
By
Ricardio
answer 3
Dell sells the pen. $70
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 4
No, I didn't have a pen on mine. You can add one though via http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-venue-8-pro/pd. This is a great device that I've been shocked how well it performs. Enjoy if you get it!
answered 8 months ago
By
ca4ukinwa
Question

About printing coupons from Target,smart source etc

Can you explain about a usb. If my printer is wireless will it work without a usb?
asked 8 months ago
By
Oli
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
4 answers
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answer 1
If you use the micro usb port on tablet you should get a powered usb hub. Make sure its a powered usb hub for the tablet port power is week and can handle only one device at a time. Of course the tablet will work with a wifi printer. Setting up a wireless printer on any machine is a hassle unless you have the printer install cd. Download dropbox from dropbox.com and install on a computer with a cd reader. Copy cd and put in drop box then pull up and run on tablet after you have also install dropbox on tablet. If you dont have the cd go to youtube and watch a video on installing a wireless printer. You usually have to install manually on the add printer wizard control panel. Also make sure on your wireless printer you manually set a ip address otherwise each time the router decides to assign the wireless printer a new ip address you wil have to reinstall the printer on your computer.
answered 7 months ago
By
Cookys
answer 2
Should work if Windows 8.1 supports the driver.
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 3
It works fine with wireless printers. Using it on my home HP 1325 with no problem.

It has no USB connectivity though. It does have SD capability which allows additional drive storage.

Hope this helps!
answered 8 months ago
By
ca4ukinwa
answer 4
I'm not sure what you mean by USB and printing, but if you have a wireless printer on your network it should print to it. I have an HP wireless printer and when I added the tablet to my network it automatically picked up the printer and installed the drivers.
answered 8 months ago
By
DesertThirst
Question

Can you do a Powerpoint presentation with this tablet?

asked 8 months ago
By
Sonny
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, better yet, Microsoft now offers Office Remote app where you can beam Office to a blue tooth enabled laptop or desk top. You Office Remote to go thru slides and even a laser pointer.
answered 8 months ago
By
jccoyle
answer 2
There are no external connectivity that I'm aware of. Thus, I believe the answer is no. You can absolutely work on PowerPoint though as I'm doing as I write this.
answered 8 months ago
By
ca4ukinwa
answer 3
Yes, this is a full blown PC which includes office.
answered 8 months ago
By
DesertThirst
Question

Case

Is the lid of the case also the keyboard?
asked 8 months ago
By
Blake
on Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Tablet with 32GB Memory and Windows 8.1
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, although Dell says a keyboard/cover will be available in the future, none is available yet. I am using a Motorola bluetooth keyboard for now.
answered 7 months ago
By
RichInNJ
answer 2
If you're talking about the folio case from Dell, the answer is no. The folio case is great protection for the tablet, and you can stand it up on a desk, for example, and place a keyboard in front of it. I bought the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Win8/RT (bluetooth) from Dell for $66 and it works great with the Venue Pro 8.
answered 7 months ago
By
Hammerman4289
answer 3
No lid is included, and I haven't seen one with a keyboard (yet).
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
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