Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 Review : Powerful and super secure

By | August 26, 2014

Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 is the 11-inch tablet but delivers the laptop like performance, enterprise level security and multiple docking options. It is the top of the line version of the current editor’s choice for the entry level business tablets. It features an upgraded ultrabook class processor and the similar upgraded price as well. The Pro suffix indicates that the tablet runs on Windows, where as most of the dell tablets runs on Android. The “7139” security tag indicates that it adds the whole list of features which are not found in the more consumer oriented Venue Pro device. It features Intel vPro and Trusted Platform Module support for the hardwired security and remote management. It also features fingerprint scanner and smart card reader to keep away from thefts.


Design and Display

Physical look of Dell Venue 11 Pro is almost similar to the Budget model Venue 11 Pro. It weighs around 1.8 pounds and measures 0.61 x 11 x 7 inches and you can use it comfortably with Active Stylus which has to be purchased separately and it has the palm rejection feature and supports mouse hover so that it is easy to work with graphics arts programs. The only drawback with the stylus is there is no storage for it in the table body. This is only drawback when compared with Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

It features 10.8 inch, 10 point touch screen with the bright and clear IPS display. The default settings of the tablet dim the screen so much that you can barely see it in a moderately light room. You can even view the multiple page spreadsheets on the 1920 x 1080 resolution display and enjoy the 1080p HD streaming of videos.


Venue 11 Pro features the fingerprint reader and the NFC reader on the back panel of the tablet, which might be one of the reasons why it is 0.2 inches thicker than its previous budget version of Venue Pro 11. TPM 1.2 is standard on this 7139 version of the tablet for which you may need to fulfill IT or contract requirements. This is more convenient than the security jacket which you need to buy separately for HP ElitePad 900.

There is a protected micro SD card reader and full sized USB 3.0 port on the sides of tablet and also a mini HDMI port, but this is an odd duck because it is bit difficult to find cables for it. It includes the connectivity options such as 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. When the tablet is initially setup, 82 GB will be available on the 128 GB SSD and since it is an enterprise edition, it comes without any added software aside from the trail version of MS Office and some standard Windows apps.


It is the supremely powerful tablet with the Intel Core i5-4300 Y processor along with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD . This configuration meets the PC performance in a work conventional test, which measured the performance on the group of day-t0-day tasks including the video conferencing, office tasks and web browsing.

It charges through the micro USB port, which means that you can also power your mobile with the same charger. It packs the 36-watt removable battery and extra batteries are also available 36Wh for $80.99, 32 Wh for $1.99. Battery life is very good.


Author: Peter Jacksonn

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