Dell Venue 8 Pro - is it good?

I have an opportunity to order a new Venue 8 Pro for $200. That seems like a pretty good deal, but I wanted to hear from some owners to see how they've been liking it after a few weeks. Is the battery life acceptable? Pretty good build quality? Is the pen worth ordering? What are the use cases you've found for it in your daily routine?

Some of the photos I'm finding of it make it look a little thick, and the rubberized back doesn't look too flattering. Are these aspects better in person? Are the materials, thickness, and weight up to par with something like the Nexus 7 or iPad Mini?

Thanks for the input!