Dimensions And Controls
The Surface Pro 2's charcoal-colored metal case is 10.8 inches long by 6.8 inches wide and slightly more than a half-inch thick. Dell's Venue 11 Pro is shrouded in a black polycarbonate (plastic) case with removable back (and battery). It measures 11.7 inches long by 7 inches wide. Depending on configuration, Venue's thickness ranges from 0.4 to 0.6 inches. Surface Pro 2 tips the scales at a full 2 pounds. Venue 11 Pro's (pictured) weight is a relatively svelte 1.6 to 1.8 pounds, depending on the model. External device controls are about the same. Both have power and volume buttons, a headset jack, dual mics and speakers, and a dedicated "home" button.