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Dell Venue 8 Pro


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For full specifications see the Dell Venue 8 Pro specifications page.

NameDell Venue 8 Pro
ProcessorIntel Atom processor Z3740D with 32GB storage (2MB Cache, up to 1.8GHz Quad-Core)
Screen8.0 inch IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800)
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
Dell Wireless 1538 Dual-Band 2×2 802.11n WiFi

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
TV OutNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Andy, 2014/05/19 23:30

Booting linux on this tablet is round-about. You have to convert a 64-bit live CD image to USB, then manually fix the EFI boot files on it. The best way I've found is via GRUB2 following the instructions in this guide ( Note that it appears either booting back to windows or swapping USB hub ports causes a need to reset the EFI boot information in the “bios”.

Ubuntu works best, as the touchscreen is supported out-of-box. Opensuse will boot via this method as well. Both at 64-bit. But the 32-bit EFI loader must be used, and in the case of opensuse is quite the bear as opensuse must be installed to USB on a separate computer, then manually updated to replace the bootx64.efi with bootia32.

CPU: works
Screen: works
HDD: (well, internal flash memory) works
Graphics Chip: works
Display Port: N/A
Sound: unknown
Microphone: unknown
Headphone port: unknown
microphone port: unknown
Ethernet: N/A
Wireless: no
Bluetooth: no
USB: Yes
Firewire: N/A
Card Reader: No
Webcam: unknown
TV out: N/A
Keyboard: USB wireless tested
suspend/resume: no

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