I just finished posting a photo gallery and the unboxing video for the Dell Venue 8 Pro and I ran across a post by Dr. Pizza (Peter Bright) on the Surface Pro 2. In his post he did a performance test of the Surface Pro and the Pro 2 with Sunspider and Kraken. I thought this would be a good way to measure the performance of the Venue 8 Pro since his numbers are nice and fresh. Here is his post over on ars technica. Read it please, it's good. The first two numbers are from the article.
Kraken (lower = better)
Surface Pro - 3142
Surface Pro 2 - 2676
My 2 year old Core i7 - 1822.1
Lets not forget that the Venue 8 Pro is an Atom Processor. The Z3740D at up to 1.8Ghz is not going to turn in the numbers of the Pro hardware. It does give you a number that you can compare to some of your own systems though. Are you ready for the number?
Dell Venue 8 Pro - 8451.6
I don't have much laying around to compare this to. How about a cheap Chromebook? Celeron 847 at 1.1Ghz. - 4365.5
Surface RT - 24,635.5 (not a fair test at all but I know someone would ask)
What do you get on an Atom processor? Check here: http://krakenbenchmark.mozilla.org/
I'll continue to play and test with this 8" tablet but wanted to show you a little fun I had with it. Halo 1? Stay tuned for more real world tests of the Dell Venue 8 Pro.