On the heels of our Dell Venue 7, Venue 8 and Venue 8 Pro tablets, the Venue 11 Pro is now available for purchase on Dell.com in the United States and in select countries around the world.
The eagerly anticipated Venue 11 Pro is the ultimate choice for flexible computing: it packs the power of an Ultrabook, with the portability of a tablet and convenience of various keyboard options. Based on Windows 8.1, the Venue 11 Pro stands out from the competition with a removable/replaceable battery, and a knock-out high-resolution, 10.8-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080) with wide viewing angles. Customers can nimbly switch between reading and creating content, while IT managers can rest assured that data is protected with a FIPS compliant TPM, an optional smartcard and fingerprint reader, and the ability to factory install Dell Data Protection solutions for encryption and authentication. The Venue 11 Pro is also easily managed with Dell’s unique Intel vPro extensions and SCCM integration.
To maximize productivity and so that you can work the way you want, Dell offers a variety of accessories, keyboard options and a dock solution to make working with your tablet easy.
The Venue 11 Pro starts at $499.99 with an Intel Atom processor, $799.99 with a Core i3 processor, and $849.99 with a Core i5 processor. Order yours today, and enjoy unmatched versatility while on-the-go.
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From what I can tell from the pictures from here
It does not look like the keyboard acts like a dock and does not add more USB ports or display ports. The only port I see is on the part that connects to the Venue 11. It looks like a micro-USB port, so we should be able to charge the keyboard while it is not connected to the Venue 11. In the text it mentions, "It charges with your tablet's micro-USB cable."
I would appreciate more information about the display screen glass: what type of scratch-resistant glass is used? For example, is it Corning Gorilla Glass, another type? Please specify.
I see an 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage Dell Venue Pro 11 is showing up on the website. It comes up when one chooses tablets for business (or work) depending on where one is on the website. The estimated ship date is December 9, 2013. It certainly is impressive.
I am only seeing the 8 GB 256 GB options available on the Premier site. I want to buy this for my personal use, not for work. I don't understand why the higher-end options are not available on the consumer site, or on my EPP site. ?? Does anyone from Dell monitor these comments and respond? So far I have seen no response from Dell to people's questions.
Hello - so happy to see so much interest for the Venue 11 Pro! I love it too. I'm tracking down answers to your questions and I think I have all of them now.
@BettyBB, @ColleenRJ, @gregpolen - the 8GB option of the Venue 11 Pro is available through the "for work" section of Dell.com. So if you're on the home page, select "for work" at the top, then tablets, then Venue 11 Pro. You do not need to order in volume to purchase it, you can be a business of one. :-) As this product is suitable for both home users and businesses, we have some configurations on one page or the other based on customer demand.
@gregpolen - configurations with a core i5-4300Y processor are also available in the "for work" section.
@ColleenRJ - the dock is available here: accessories.us.dell.com/.../productdetail.aspx
@spedinfargo - the tablet mobile keyboard has a battery so that it extends the use of the tablet when connected. It does not however work as a dock - so it does not have additional ports, except for the micro USB port for charging. Details are available here:
@saratogacoach - the Venue 11 Pro and Venue 8 Pro have Corning Concore strengthened glass.
OK, I finally found where one can get some of the higher-end features. It depends on how you get to the page. If you approach the page from some shortcuts, you end up with very few options, whereas if you approach it from other shortcuts you get eight options, including the higher end ones. Still not seeing a mobile broadband option, though, which I thought was going to be available. ??
@ColleenRJ and others. Mobile broadband options are coming later this year. We will let people know once they're available.
For those who have had difficulty finding the higher spec configurations for the Venue 11 Pro. You can find them via the following path:
For Work -> Tablets -> Venue 11 Pro -> above where you see the five tablets across the page, it says "viewing 1-5 of 8" with an option to go to a second page. They're on the second page. Or click here:
Yes you can find a Venue Pro 11 with 8Gb on business site, but we cant use our EPP coupon there! So frustrating...
Yes, I agree with Ozwulf... And I think Dell is missing some opportunities here, only putting the more well-equipped models on the business site. Of course, I'm no marketing genius, so maybe I'm wrong, but I would think there would be a lot of people who would like more RAM who will not think to go to the business site, and will be disappointed that the options on the home site are so limited. They will probably decide to buy something else, instead of calling and asking about it, or searching the blogs.
Hi, is the Venue 11 pro slim keyboard practical for use on one's lap? i.e. in a bus or something...its hard to tell from the photos. Many thanks
I will sit tight & wait for the Mobile Broadband versions. Then I plan to purchase 3-4 for my mobile workforce to replace our current Samsung Ativ 500T SmartPC 2-in-1 tablets which also have Mobile Broadband. The more powerful CPUs in the Venue 11 Pro will be a fantastic upgrade for us.
Although I think we would have been even more interested in an XPS 11 with mobile broadband, I haven't heard any indication that there are plans for that. So we will probably settle for the Venue 11 Pro.
@dkmortensen There are no plans to offer mobile broadband with the XPS 11.
@tabletisher the mobile keyboard is probably better for using on your lap or on public transit. The slim keyboard performs better on a firm surface. That's just my opinion though!
The 8GB 256GB version is available as is the keyboard. You have to look in the business section for the powerhouse version of the 11 pro. I had to call into customer service to order as I used my Dell CC and you can not use the Dell Preferred account to order from Business section. Also when you order before you submit order it gives you the option to order the keyboard as well the one with built in battery. I found it inititally in the accessories page.
You said that the mobile broadband options will be available later this year. Any idea when?
@colleenrj We're targeting rolling mobile broadband options out in mid-late December.
Do you know what wireless broadband providers we will be able to choose from?
Will there be a mobile keyboard with backlit keys available anytime soon?
@DAJUK right now we don't have plans to offer a backlit mobile keyboard, but we take all feedback into consideration during future planning cycles.
I agree, a backlit keyboard would be great.
Ellen, did you see my question about which broadband providers we will be able to choose from? By the way, thanks for monitoring this blog and answering all of our many questions. :-)
I had posted a couple of questions a few days ago.
1. Is the MS Office on the Venue 11 a full working version or just a trial version?
2. If I purchase the Venue 11 now, is the broadband option retrofittable?
I bought a Venue 11 Pro. Didn't get the keyboard. Must be backlit.... Hopefully with the extra battery in the keyboard Dell engineers will figure out how to add it to the offerings of this platform.(whats another keyboard config?) They did it for the old Latitude series and it worked GREAT!