Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 8 Do Windows and Android

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Performance: CPU & Web Browsing

Thanks to cross-platform benchmarks, we can compare Android, iOS, and Windows tablets in several performance categories. Based on hardware alone, we expect the Venue 8 Pro to be particularly competitive.

General Compute, Javascript & Web Browsing Performance
General Purpose Workloads

The Android-based Dell Venue 8 handled itself just fine in the Linpack test. Apple’s tablets are hard to beat here, but the Venue 8 easily outmatched the Google Nexus 7 (2013 version). 

We kicked off the SunSpider tests by running SunSpider 0.9.1 on both Venue 8 tablets. We have plenty of data to compare the tablets to, and you can see that the Venue 8 Pro handled the JavaScript benchmark particularly well. (Keep in mind that lower scores are better in this test.)

Version 1.0.2 of SunSpider is available now, so we put both tablets through the new test, as well. These are the first tablets we’ve tested with the new SunSpider and we weren’t surprised to find that the scores were noticeably different from the older version. The Dell Venue 8 scored 744.1, while the Venue 8 Pro scored 426.5 milliseconds.

Next, we put our Venue tablets through the Rightware BrowserMark test, and the Venues landed about where we expected them to, providing reasonable scores for their hardware, but landing behind the iOS-based tablets. Let’s take a look at how the tablets handled our graphics benchmarks.

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