iPad mini vs. Windows

The world of compact tablets isn't what it used to be.

You want the newest, fastest, most stylish tablet. One you can slip into your bag and hit the road with. A sleek little device that you will count on for keeping in touch, getting things done, and playing a bit of Words with Friends.

Both Windows and the iPad mini give you apps, games, and touchscreen entertainment of all kinds. But Windows gives you the full power to be productive and get stuff done with your favorite desktop programs.


iPad mini vs. Dell Venue 8 Pro

iPad mini

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Thinness

iPad mini

0.28"

Dell Venue 8 Pro

0.35"

Battery life

iPad mini

10 hrs

Dell Venue 8 Pro

10 hrs

Weight

iPad mini

0.68 lbs

Dell Venue 8 Pro

0.87 lbs

Display size

iPad mini

7.9"

Dell Venue 8 Pro

8"

USB port

To plug a USB device into an iPad mini, you need an adapter. The Dell Venue 8 Pro includes a Micro-USB 2.0 port.

iPad mini

iPad mini: Requires a separately sold adapter

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Windows device: Ports included

Hard drive size

iPad mini

16 GB

Dell Venue 8 Pro

32 GB

Popular apps

Like the iPad, Windows devices have a huge selection of the most popular apps.

iPad mini

iPad: Popular apps available

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Windows device: Popular apps available

Full desktop programs

Want to use the full version of iTunes? Or the full versions of PhotoShop, Excel, or any of thousands of other essential programs? You can't on an iPad.

iPad mini

iPad: Does not run full desktop programs

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Windows device: Runs the full desktop versions of programs

Comes with Microsoft Office

The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013.

iPad mini

Office 365 subscription sold separately

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Windows device: Comes with Microsoft Office

Seeing two apps at once

The iPad mini can only display one app at a time. The Dell Venue 8 Pro lets you snap two apps side‑by‑side.

iPad mini

iPad mini: Displays a single app at a time

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Windows device: Can display two apps side-by-side

Printing

The iPad mini only works with AirPrint-enabled printers. The Dell Venue 8 Pro works with most printers.

iPad mini

iPad mini: Works only with AirPrint-enabled printers

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Windows device: Works with most printers

Free cloud storage

iCloud on the iPad mini gives you less free cloud storage than OneDrive on the Dell Venue 8 Pro.

iPad mini

5 GB

Dell Venue 8 Pro

15 GB

Multiple accounts

The iPad mini allows for only a single account. On the Dell Venue 8 Pro, you and every member of your family can have your own accounts, and keep your stuff separate.

iPad mini

iPad mini: Allows only a single account

Dell Venue 8 Pro

Windows device: Allows multiple accounts

Storage capacity varies based on device configuration. Battery life may vary depending on usage. Technical specs, including variations in color, vary by retailer and by country or region. Images may not be to scale.

Pricing is based on MSRP on 4/2014. Retail prices may vary.

The perfect Venue

With Microsoft Office included, the compact, ultra-lightweight Dell Venue 8 Pro lets you stay productive wherever you take it. Use the Dell Venue 8 Pro as a tablet to play games or watch a movie. Then click it into the optional full keyboard dock to power through an important project. Other cool accessories for the Venue 8 Pro include a protective folio, a stylus for converting hand-written notes to text, and a compact lightweight USB charger (explore accessories at Dell.com).

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