I’ve got some good news and some more good news. Not only have the Dell Venue 11 Pro been released ahead of time, starting right now, but it has also seen a price cut from $549 to $499.
It is taking orders on Microsoft Store today:
Tabletmonkeys had already mentioned the pre-order availability of Dell Venue 11 Pro on Amazon two weeks ago, but this is the first time that it has been available on Microsoft Store.
But whereas Amazon is taking pre-orders at $549.99 with a December 13 release date, Microsoft Store are taking orders at a discounted $499.00 with immediate and free shipping. And this is for the same Windows 8.1, Intel Atom Z3770 powered, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 64GB memory, 1920 x 1080 model that is listed on Amazon.
Dell Venue 11 Pro is the largest of the four tablets of the Dell Venue line that was unveiled in early October. The other Windows 8.1 tablet of the Dell Venue line, the 8-inch Dell Venue 8 Pro was released November 1 for $299, and proved to be an instant hit.
– Jim Miller