ADVENT Vega Android Internet Tablet Specs & Price

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If you are not keen on spending £429 on an iPad we may have come across a great alternative, this is the Advent Vega Internet Tablet.

This is an Android-based tablet which runs Google Android 2.2, it costs just £249.00 (here), therefore it is much more affordable than the Apple iPad, HP Slate and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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The tablet features an NVIDIA T20 Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1-inch touchscreen LCD display which supports a resolution of 1024 x 600, 512MB of NAND Flash Storage and it also comes with a 4GB microSD memory card.

Other specs worth mentioning include 1 x USB port, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, HDMI-out, a built-in webcam, a built-in microphone and a 2-cell battery, this battery allows for 16 hours of audio playback (with the LCD off) and 6.5 hours of video playback (1080p).

In terms of size and weight it is comparable to the iPad, it measures in at 275 x 178 x 13.6 mm and weighs approximately 700-750 grams.

I must admit that an Android tablet with such a low retail price is pretty tempting, obviously there is no 3G connectivity so it isn’t as versatile as the iPad and Galaxy Tab, however it would be great around the home/office.

Hopefully we will come across a hands-on video sometimes soon, if and when we do we will be sure to post it on Product-Reviews.

Will you buy the ADVENT Vega Internet Tablet?

Source: SlashGear

  • http://twitter.com/nemo20000 @nemo20000

    No 3G means no Market (until it's hacked)

    • proimpact7

      Don’t worry about 3G, as with any 3G phone (iphone, htc, nokia etc) you can do tethering, ie connect it via USB cable and be hooked online in no time, or by using Bluetooth you can achieve the same. Plus it will save you money on another unnecessary contract.
      I tried this with my laptop the other day via USB and it worked great.
      Plus be honest with you. How often will you use 3G connection? At home or in the office you will very likely use wi-fi, so the only time 3G is going to be used is when you travel (to work, on holiday or when seeing a client). Apart from that you will find 3G not suitable for daily browsing as slow. This is why we all moved to broadband, if you remember.

  • jimmyfakename

    doesnt the ipad only have wifi? when did it get 3G?

  • kevin

    this seems to have been pulled from the Dixons website. any news on why?

  • chriswild

    It has also been pulled from PCWorld's site. I called them and they said it has been removed as they haven't recieved stock yet and advent can't give them a date for them to receive it. They will still be selling it acording to customer services.

  • AppleFanboy_not

    Who cares about it not having 3G – if you have decent phone (eg HTC Desire HD, Any Nokia that runs Joikuspot) you can turn it into a wifi hotspot and access the internet that way when you have no wifi. And lots of iPad purchasers have not bothered with 3G (vague recollection of reading some stats somewhere!)

    I wish SOMEBODY would finally deliver a decently priced competitor to the iPad ripoff!

  • hayatoikebukuro

    3g modem included need use 2100mhz tokyo,market put in after bought.

  • kitty

    I have the advent and trust me its the best tablet out there. It does everything and is pritty fast… apple are playing catch up to advent as it only just putting a USB on the new ipad when advent already has it. Also you can get lots of free apps. ITS ALL ABOUT ADVENT!!!

    • kaneo

      How did u get the apps?