The Advent Vega his a new Android tablet with a 10 inch display available from Dixons in the UK. It sells for about £250, or $396 US, which is a pretty good price, especially by UK standards. We first heard about the tablet last week, and now the folks at Android Community have gotten a chance to spend some time with the Advent Vega.

The tablet should be available for purchase in a few weeks and the demo model appears to be pretty much the finished product. It has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multitouch display, a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra T20 processor, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of RAM, and a 4GB microSD card as well as 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, and an optional 3G modem. The device runs Google Android 2.2 Froyo.

While most Android phones have Home, Back, Search, and Menu buttons, the tablet appears to only have a Back button. There’s a persistent Home icon in the status bar at the top of the screen, but that will disappear if you’re using a full screen app.

It sounds like the hardware and software are promising, but not entirely bug free. You can find more photos and details at Android Community.

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9 replies on “Closer look at the Advent Vega £250 tablet”

  1. Does this one is really so bad? or filthy? I’m not quite sure about this one, but there is another one which looks much better.
    As for Android 2.2 tablet, whether Flash can run on it or not is am important checking standard.

  2. Anyone know what kind of Adobe Flash performance the Tegra 2 chipset has? Right now, it looks like no single core Cortex-A8 CPU plays Flash decently. Does Android and mobile Flash make use of multiple CPU cores?

    1. Flash runs very well on my HTC desire using FroYo, so I see no reason why it would not run well on this device which is a significantly better spec.

  3. I know this is yet another black slab Android tablet, but for some reason I really like the looks of the skin that they put on it, and the fact that it ships with Froyo instead of 2.1 is a good sign. But if it sells for $396 in the U.S. it will have to compete directly against the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and I don’t think that most consumers will pick the Advent.

    1. Prices are usually a little less for US release but if you don’t get the 3G option then it’ll compete more with the even lower priced Archos tablets that are better designed and more well known…

  4. why would anybody want to touch this filthy thing. it seems to me that reviewers that know they are going to photpgraph something and post those pictures on the internet would want it to make a good appearance by not having grungy, greasy, filthy fingerprints all over it.

    1. Frankly I’ve yet to see a clean iPad in real life. Everyone that owns one that I know has covered their iPad in greasy fingerprints. Despite that they’re still oddly popular.

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