Advent Vega

Last updated: Dec 29th, 2010.

Don't let the Advent Vega's low price tag fool you, this 10.1-inch still packs quite a punch. Launched through UK retailer PC World back in November of 2010, the Vega was ahead of the curve with its 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The zippy chipset is partnered with 512MB of RAM and a battery that can provide 6.5 hours of 1080p video playback via the tablet's HDMI output. 

The Vega has an 0.3MP front-facing camera and microphone, but you won't get the benefit of built-in video-calling found in Android Honeycomb. This slate was released well before the launch of Google's tablet-specific version of Android. Still, third party apps should get you your fix of video chat, and thanks toa  built-in 3G SIM-card slot you don't have to worry about being tied down to a WiFi signal. The Advent Vega packs a big value.

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As Advent Vega Stock is Replenished, Manufacturer Commits to Android 2.3

Worried that the Advent Vega you just bought might soon be outdated? Don’t be! After being asked by many if it’ll get updated, they reassured everyone that Android 2.3 is certainly one of their priorities, but they’d like everyone who wants  one to actually get one first. So if you were one of the lucky …

Advent Vega Won’t Launch With Android Market

The folks over at Engadget have divulged, via Electricpig, that the Advent Vega shan’t launch with the Android Market. Instead its app fix will have to come from from the Archos AppsLib store, and its 5,000 apps, for the time being. Advent product manager was quoted as saying “The plan is that when you get …

Advent Vega & Amico Tablets Hit UK For Holidays

The Parent Company of PC World is launching a pair of Android Tablets called the Advent Vega and Advent Amico exclusively in the UK. The company – Dixon Retail – sees tablets as a hot holiday gift and obviously they want in on the affordable end, offering the Vega for £249.99 and the Amico for …