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Venue 8 Pro Tablet
User's Manual

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  • Page 1 Venue 8 Pro Tablet User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 ® ® ® trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell ® under license. October 2013 Rev. A00...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Windows 8 Start Screen ............19 Synchronizing Your Tablet ............22 Troubleshooting ............23 Cleaning Your Tablet ..............26 Refreshing your tablet .............. 27 Resetting your tablet ..............27 Contacting Dell ............28 Locating Your Service Tag and Express Service Code ..........29 Contents...
  • Page 4 Specifications ............... 30 Glossary ................ 32 Index ................35 Contents...
  • Page 5: Tablet Overview

    Features 3 4 5 Feature Functionality 1 Audio port (3.5 mm) Connect a headset, headphones, microphones, or other audio equipment to listen to stereo sound, record audio, or make calls. 2 Windows button • Press to open the Windows Start screen.
  • Page 6 Feature Functionality 3 Status light • Lights up to indicate when either the front-facing or rear camera is activated. • Flashes when the tablet is powering on or shutting down. 4 Front-facing camera • Capture a front view picture or record videos.
  • Page 7 Feature Functionality 13 Service Tag label Provides the Service Tag/Express Service code needed for contacting Dell for customer service or technical support. 14 Rear camera Captures pictures or videos. NOTE: The front camera does not support zoom, face tracking or touch to focus.
  • Page 8: Accessories

    Accessories Your Venue 8 Pro Tablet Package includes the following accessories: 10 W AC power adapter and Micro-USB cable Provides power to your tablet and charges the battery. Stylus (optional) Allows you to draw shapes, select items and text, turn pages, write or sign documents, as well as use touch gestures on the touchscreen.
  • Page 9: Setting Up Your Tablet

    WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, read the safety information that shipped with your tablet. For additional best practices information, see dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Charging the tablet CAUTION: Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of 0 °C to 35 °C.
  • Page 10: Battery Icon Displayed On Screen

    3 Connect the power adapter to an electrical outlet and charge the tablet until the battery is fully charged. NOTE: A fully discharged battery takes about 4 hours to fully charge. You can check the tablet battery charge status from: Battery-charge light located on the right side of the tablet: LED behavior Description...
  • Page 11: Turning On Your Tablet

    Turning On Your Tablet When you turn on the tablet for the first time, you must finish Windows setup to start using your tablet. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide . 1 Press and hold the Power button for 2 seconds to turn on your tablet.
  • Page 12: Turning Off Your Tablet

    Turning Off Your Tablet Using the Power button: 1 Press and hold the Power button for at least 4 seconds. 2 Swipe-down the shutdown confirmation screen to the bottom edge of the display to turn off the tablet. Using Charms: 1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access Charms. →...
  • Page 13: Inserting A Microsd Card

    Inserting a microSD card 1 Open the slot cover. 2 Align the microSD card so that the pins are pointed toward the card slot. 3 Push the microSD card into the card slot. 4 Close the slot cover. Setting Up Your Tablet...
  • Page 14: Removing The Microsd Card

    Removing the microSD card CAUTION: Removing the microSD card while it is in use may cause data loss or result in application errors. Make sure all save operations to the microSD card are complete before removing the microSD card. 1 Touch the Desktop tile to enter Desktop mode. 2 Touch Safely Remove Hardware in the notification area at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Page 15: Using Headphones

    Using Headphones You can connect a headset or headphones to the audio port of your tablet. WARNING: Listening to loud music for an extended period of time can lead to hearing loss. 1 Connect headphones to the audio port (3.5 mm) on the tablet. 2 Insert the earphones in your ears and adjust the volume level to a comfortable level.
  • Page 16: Using Your Tablet

    Using Your Tablet Wi-Fi Setting Turning On/Off Wi-Fi: 1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access Charms. → Network icon 2 Touch Settings 3 Swipe Wi-Fi icon left or right to turn Wi-Fi on or off. Connecting to a network: 1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access Charms.
  • Page 17 Finger gestures Allows you to: Touch and Hold • Display detailed information about an Touch and hold your finger on item. the display. • Open the context menu of an item to perform further actions.   Drag Move items such as images and icons on 1 Touch and hold your finger on the screen.
  • Page 18 Finger gestures Allows you to: Zoom in Enlarge the view of an image or web page. Touch the display with two fingers and then move the fingers apart.   Zoom out Reduce the view of an image or web page. Touch the display with two fingers and then move the fingers closer.
  • Page 19: Screen Orientation

    Screen Orientation For optimal viewing experience, the screen orientation changes automatically to portrait or landscape format depending on how you hold the tablet. You can disable automatic screen rotation and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode. NOTE: Some apps may not support automatic screen rotation and are designed to work only in one orientation.
  • Page 20: Swipe Left

    Accessing the Start screen When you computer boots into Windows, the Start screen appears by default. To access the start screen from any other window or app, use any of the following methods. • Press the Windows button. • Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access Charms, and then touch the Start icon If you are at the Start screen, pressing the Start icon takes you to...
  • Page 21: Swipe Right

    . Touch Customize to organize the tiles on your Start screen. • Swipe-in from the top to the bottom of an app to dock or close the app. For more information on using Windows 8 Start screen, see dell.com/windows8. Using Your Tablet...
  • Page 22: Synchronizing Your Tablet

    Synchronizing Your Tablet Using a Microsoft account If your computer has Microsoft Windows 8 installed, you can synchronize user settings of your tablet with your computer using a Microsoft account. When you sign in with your Microsoft account on your tablet, your settings, including internet browser history, app settings, and personal files etc., are synchronized with other Windows 8 PCs and tablets computers.
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    0 °C or higher ambient temperature than 35 °C. between 0 °C to 35 °C. The battery or power Contact a Dell authorized adapter is damaged. reseller to replace the battery or power adapter. If the tablet is not in • Temporarily turn off...
  • Page 24: System Problem

    Turning Off Your Tablet Turning On Your Tablet. 2 Refresh the tablet. See Reset your tablet. 3 Contact Dell’s support service. See dell.com/support. Tablet cannot boot into Contact Dell’s support Windows service. See dell.com/support. Software or feature is not...
  • Page 25: Touchscreen Problem

    Touchscreen problem Problems Possible causes Possible solutions Touchscreen responds • The screen is dirty. • Moisten a soft, slowly or improperly lint-free cloth with • Protective cover either water or a prevents the tablet display cleaner, and from recognizing wipe the surface of your inputs.
  • Page 26: Cleaning Your Tablet

    Cleaning Your Tablet CAUTION: Before you clean your tablet, disconnect all the cables and turn off the tablet. Clean your tablet with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, which may contain flammable substances. 1 Turn off your tablet.
  • Page 27: Refreshing Your Tablet

    Refreshing your tablet Refreshing your tablet will restore Windows to original factory settings without deleting any of your personal files, installed apps from Windows Store, or personalization settings. To restore your tablet: 1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access Charms. →...
  • Page 28: Contacting Dell

    3 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your requirement. 4 Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area.
  • Page 29: Locating Your Service Tag And Express Service Code

    Express Service Code You must provide the Service Tag/Express Service Code of your tablet when contacting Dell for customer service or technical support. NOTE: The telephone systems prompts you to enter the Express Service Code that helps in routing your call efficiently.
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions and Weight Height 216.2 mm (8.51 inches) Width 130 mm (5.11 inches) Thickness 9 mm (0.35 inches) Weight 400g +/-5g (0.88lb +/-0.01lb) Environmental requirements Temperature range: Operating 0°C to 35 °C (32°F to 95 °F) Non-operating -40°C to 65 °C (-40°F to 149 °F) Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  • Page 31 Brightness (maximum) 400 nits Viewing angle Symmetrical 80 degrees Contrast ratio 700:1 Color depth 24 bit/pixel AC Adapter Input voltage 100-240 VAC Input current (maximum) 0.5 A Input frequency 50-60 Hz Output power 10 W Output current Rated output voltage 5 VDC Temperature range: Operating...
  • Page 32 Glossary This section provides information about the terms used in this document that is for informational purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your tablet. A - ampere - A measure of the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit.
  • Page 33 The higher the resolution, the sharper the image. Service Tag - A bar code label on your tablet that identifies your tablet when you call Dell for customer service or technical support. Glossary...
  • Page 34 shortcut - An icon that provides quick access to frequently used programs, files, folders, and drives. When you place a shortcut on your Windows Start screen, the home screen of Windows 8 is made up of ‘Live Tiles’, and touch the tile, you can open its corresponding folder or file without having to find it first.
  • Page 35 Index Accessory Lock screen, 11 Micro-USB cable, 8 Login screen, 11 Power adapter, 8 microSD card Battery Insert, 13 Tablet battery status, 10 Remove, 14 Tablet charge, 9 Button Power, 6 Volume up/down, 6 Screen Lock screen, 11 Login screen, 11 Swipe left , 20 Charging Swipe right, 21...
  • Page 36 Reset, 27 Setting, 9 Turn off, 12 Turn on, 11 Touchscreen Display Orientation, 19 Turn off/on, 12 Troubleshooting Battery, 23 Network, 25 System, 24 Touchscreen, 25 Wi-Fi setting, 16 Windows button Location, 5 Windows Start screen, 19 Index...