Dell’s new Venue 8 Pro 3000 is another affordable Windows tablet

by Michael Rougeau on November 1, 2014

Dell's new Venue 8 Pro 3000 is another affordable Windows tablet

There always seems to be more room for high-end Windows tablets like the Surface Pro 3, and the same may be true for the other end of the spectrum.

Enter Dell’s new Venue 8 Pro 3000, an affordable Windows 8.1 tablet with zero bells and whistles.

The Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 starts at $200 (about £125, AU$230), which is more expensive than some of its contemporaries, but it also has slightly better specs.

These include an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display and 32GB of storage.

The high road

Unfortunately the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 has little in common with the svelte Dell Venue 8 7000, an Android tablet with an impressive screen and camera.

The rest of the Venue 8 Pro 3000′s specs are exactly what you’d expect: an Intel Atom processor, just 1GB of memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB, Bluetooth, microUSB, and 5- and 1.2-megapixel cameras.

You can certainly do worse at that price, but better is always an option as well when you’re shooting this low.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera tips and tricks

by Andrew Martonik on October 31, 2014

Samsung has made strides in improving the quality of its cameras with the Galaxy Note 4, and we want to help you get the most out of it. As the camera quality has been beefed up the software has scaled back some, and while you don’t get extreme granular control over your shots you do have a few different buttons to push to make the most of what the Note 4 has. Read through our full list of Note 4 camera tips and tricks — they may just help you take that next great picture or video.

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