Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 could be the sub 10-inch Windows 10 device consumers want

Kareem Anderson

Unfortunately, for some, Microsoft saw fit to axe its highly rumored Surface Mini tablet, but the updated Dell Venue 8 Pro may be the sub 10-inch Windows 10 device users want. The updated Venue 8 Pro 5000 series tablet is packing more ‘pro’ features to users who are looking for a compact Windows 10 experience without compromising performance.


Up front, the Venue 8 Pro 5000 comes in with the hefty price tag of $641.00 (US). Fortunately, the device is on sale for $449 (US), and the price can bottom out as low as $399 (US) depending on which version of Windows 10 is selected. While the price is much steeper than sub $200 (US) the previous iterations of Venue 8 devices enjoyed, the Venue 8 Pro 5000 does pack a feature set worthy of the increase.

On top of adding NFC, a Micros SIM slot, 64GB of internal storage and bumping up the screen resolution from 1280×800 to 1920×1200, the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 also packs twice as much memory as its predecessors at 4GB. Other additions to the Venue 8 Pro 5000 include a transition from micro USB to a Thunderbolt Type-C connector that is more in line with Dell’s new crop of PCs and tablets.

The full spec list and configurations of the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 include:

  • 8.0-inch Display with FHD (WUXGA 1920 x 1200) with touch
  • 4GB DDR3L-RS
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 64GB eMMC Hard Drive
  • Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11 AC with Miracast, BT 4.0
  • 2MP front/5MP rear cameras
  • 19.5WHr Lithium Ion battery
  • 1 Micro SD card slot (up to 128GB)
  • 1 Micro SIM card slot
  • 1 USB Type C
  • 1 headset/microphone combo jack

TheDell Venue 8 Pro 5000 can be ordered from and we assume it will eventually make its way to the Microsoft Store in the coming months. Interested customers should also note, the Venue 8 Pro 5000 can be used as a notepad or drawing canvas with the Dell Active Pen, but Dell sells the pen for $40 separately.

Even though Microsoft canceled the Surface Mini, the Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 appears to be its spiritual successor in almost every way.

Let us know if you plan to pick up an updated Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000, and what how you plan to use it.