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Pros: Works with everything I've tried it with thus far. This was orginial bought for a Dell Venue 8 Pro.
Cons: - Make sure the usb type supports your device.
- Cable my seem flexible however the more 'play' it has the more likely the cable will crease functioning.
- After a brief amount of time from use the OTG cable will stop working, figure this has to deal with how cheap it is. I've bought this two pack twice now. The first time the one cable become unresponsive after a week medium use. The second cable had light use and was put into a 'u-shape', which it easily molds to in a technicians toolbox for storage. After a while the connect would be spotty when connection, dropping the devices. The cable was opened for inspection and top of the u-shape the wire had almost completely split.
Other Thoughts: Bit snug when pushed into the port. This is an edited review. Owned these for longer than review states.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845 3000 Series 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet (Certified Refurbished)
Pros: // Cost
The cost is decent for this tablet. If you are looking for an actual 'internet tablet' look for something else, there are much better options than this for a similar price.
// Storage Space ( + )
+ 19.4gb of 22.0gb free when I started it up.
+ Windows itself is using 7.79, but was compressed to 4.54GB (Compressed "Old System Files"" OFB is only thought)
= Needed 120+ Windows Updates out of the box (500mb+ worth of downloads).
= Windows 10 32bit possible, Windows 10 64bit not possible (2g RAM requirement)
// Bluetooth ( + )
Easily makes use of and connects to Bluetooth devices.
// Recovery Pratition
There is a recovery partition...
// Windows 10
Will work with Windows 10, the most updated edition of Windows 10 will run most things fine. Needs a great deal of tweaking due to it not being battery friendly. Windows 10 fixes the Windows 8.1 wireless drives issue.
Cons: // RAM
1g of RAM is not really efficient for this device, it makes using desktop applications a hassle at times.
I didn't even notice this when I ordered it since most of the Dell Venue 8 Pro(s) editions came with 2gigs of ram. This means it is incapable of using 64x of Windows 10. Which means it is not utilizing the 64bit capable processor.
[!] IMPORTANT: The device storage is not bitlocked by default.
Once a live account is linked to the tablet it will finish encrypting the main drive using the onboard TPM.
The recovery key is normally saved to the live account and stored online.
- The operating system is 32bit, however the processor is x64-based processor.
-- The limitations of 1 gig ram is why the operatining system is 32bit and not 64bit.
// Touch Screen ( - )
- This tablet version has horrible recognition and sensitivity of the edges of the screen.
- Including does not support PEN, has 10 point touch but no PEN support while the other factory editions support it.
- Screen brightness is still "Dim" on auto, make sure to shut auto adjust off. Comparison to an factory sold 8 pro screen it is brighter and clearer to read.
// Will need other accessories
- Needs an OTG cable to property connect to USB devices. Without this the tablet is a nightmare to diagnose.
- May want a powered USB hub to go with the OTG cable so you can use multiable devices with it.
- Needs the Proprietary Charger, to charge. This has to deal with the fact that it uses different resistances on the connection to figure out if it should send out charge or take the charge.
- Needs an Micro SD card to expand the space.
[!] OneDrive and other microsoft products do not 'play' nice with SD cards or 'removable media'.
-- Possible to use mklink with the /j modifier relocate folders from the eMMC (C drive) the SD card.
// Office 365
Office 365 (tablet + 1 computer), other editions of this tablet ( the factory editions ) had Office 2013 home and student edition included in the package. While Office 365 is nice it is one year free, not the same as Office 2013.
// Factory Restore Disk
Dell Software wants to create a factory restore disk. What a great idea: option to factory restore to a USB flash drive, however you would need a Female to Female convertor. What isn't a great idea: you need an OTG cable to connect a USB Flash Drive or Writible Media drive. There is a recovery partition however.
// Battery ( - )
There is a really large problem with how the tablet itself measures battery life in either windows edition 8 or 10. Most of the time it will indicate it has more battery than it actually does and it will force hibernate mode when low. If the Dell logo screen is showing up and you are unable to get beyond the Dell logo screen you may need to charge the tablet (which may not be indicated by an amber led) then try again.
Other Thoughts: Recommendation: Do not use this tablet for anything of importance. Use remote features or cloud services to back up information. It is hard to recommend this to someone that would like something low profile with low technical knowledge. In order to really utilize this, you need to pick up other accessories since the tablet interface can be overly cumbersome for any beyond browsing the internet (which is how this is described, an "internet tablet").READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PB10400: 10400 mAh Dual-USB Ultra External Portable Charger / Power Bank, 2A Fast Charging, Compatible with iPhone, iPad and all iOS and Android Devices, Practical Flashlight
Pros: + Battery Life.
+ Two different discharge settings.
+ Can charge two devices at once.
+ LED Indicator Lights
+ LED Flash Light, interesting feature, does provide light for quick searching.
+ Check other thoughts.
Cons: - Bulky.
Other Thoughts: This unit was bought with the concept of not having access to easily charge my phone while traveling. It works very well for that under the situation that the phone is either; turned completely off for a quick charge or left on to charge with both STAMINA mode and Low battery mode left on and the screen mostly off. With the features limited to receiving either SMS or calls only the phone will last a very long time from the Charger.
When I'm not traveling I find that if I want a device to remain mobile say a tablet I will utilize this.