Advent Vega Tablet PC-10.1"LED Capacitive Screen, Froyo 2.2, Flash 10.1 - £189.99 (with code easter5) @ Currys (Today Only) - HotUKDeals
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Currently the cheapest available I can find that is readily available to everyone - includes Free Home Delivery and possible Quidco.

Please use code 'easter5' to get this price - ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TODAY.

Advent Vega Tablet PC

Processor NVIDIA T20 Tegra 2
Operating system Android 2.2
Screen type LCD
Screen resolution - WSVGA
- 1024 x 600 pixels
Screen size 10.1"
Touchscreen Capacitive
Screen features LED backlighting
Connectivity
Memory capacity 512MB NAND Flash Drive (4GB microSD card supplied for expansion)
Memory card slot MicroSD
Device interface USB
Wireless 802.11b/g WLAN
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Video interface 1 x HDMI
Features
Camera 0.3MP front-facing camera
Adobe Flash Player Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 available for download
Additional information
Accessories included 4GB microSD memory card
Battery type Li-Polymer 2-cell battery
Battery life Battery life:
- Play Audio (LCD off): 16 hr
- Play 1080p Video: 6.5 hr
- Stand by: 4 days
Dimensions 275 x 178 x 13.6 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 750 g
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#1
#2
A cheaper alternative to this us the archos 7 home tablet, only £79.99 instore in hmv...
1 Like #3
no 3G and GPS? thanks, no

Edited By: andnrk on Apr 24, 2011 10:09
3 Likes #4
justingalore
A cheaper alternative to this us the archos 7 home tablet, only £79.99 instore in hmv...


I had a quick play with one of these and walked away. It's horrid. Resistive touchscreen and scruffy looking almost out of the box.
#5
I played on one too. Its no iPad but thought it was quite good for £80
3 Likes #6
I prefer my Dell Steak is the right size for me and I can use it as a phone. It reminds when when I first brought my first 3G phone back in 2003
#7
I would recommend going into a store and playing with this tablet first before buying and wasting £180 it completely sucks.
#8
Sounds like you need to add the Android marketplace somehow
#9
Any word on this getting Honeycomb?
#10
andnrk
no 3G and GPS? thanks, no


I have GPS on mine, using a 7 quid GPS bluetooth module from eBay. All the navigation etc is in it, or available from the market. Using the MoDoCo ROM of course.
#11
I bought this a few weeks after it come out for £239 then and took it back within 2 days!!! The viewing angle is terrible,you have to add flash yourself and there was no Google Marketplace!! You can get these with the Modoco rom though.

Edited By: jpieter on Apr 24, 2011 11:22
#12
RT1981
Sounds like you need to add the Android marketplace somehow


Easily done, just upgrade the ROM at:

http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-vega-vega-modaco-com/331467/09-feb-r8-modaco-custom-rom-for-the-advent-vega-with-online-kitchen/

Adds market and a lot more.

I don't understand all the "viewing angle" complaints. Seems fine to me.

Edited By: LongPockets on Apr 24, 2011 11:23
#13
Its no iPad certainly but for this price its great. If you just want something for web browsing and a few games (after adding the Modaco rom), then its great. Bought mine last week from PC world (£199) and so far, I'm more than happy with it.

I second Longpockets' statement about the viewing angle. It seems fine to me too - absolutely no complaints. This is a tablet that you're going to be directly in front of so it shouldn't be a problem.
#16
is this multi touch, i was going to buy the hubby one on eBay but im looking more at the Windows 7 tablets from China that look a bit better?
#17
anyone know what the score is for reserve and pick up in store at this price? i am waiting for some credit card loyalty points coming through the letterbox and will be rather dischuffed if the price goes back up to £199 or if i can't reserve and pick up in a couple of days time at this price?
#18
awesome find.. :D

for the price..these devices are excellent...very good and responsive screen.

kittyem83
is this multi touch, i was going to buy the hubby one on eBay but im looking more at the Windows 7 tablets from China that look a bit better?


And pls dont buy those tablets from china..they suck!!
..


Edited By: munshimq on Apr 24, 2011 12:05
#19
These cheap tablet PCs are a false economy, as I have found to my cost.
#20
munshimq
awesome find.. :D

for the price..these devices are excellent...very good and responsive screen.

kittyem83
is this multi touch, i was going to buy the hubby one on eBay but im looking more at the Windows 7 tablets from China that look a bit better?


And pls dont buy those tablets from china..they suck!!
..


The windows ones are better than the android ones.
2 Likes #21
Just to chip in my 2p on this never ending debate - we have an ipad in the house already and I knew this tablet was never going to match it in some regards: screen, viewing angles, app store, build quality but I picked one up at £199 and after a rom flash it really is a genuinely good device.

Ok so my other half takes great delight in comparing the image quality and saying its mince compared to the pad and it frankly just isn't as good BUT it really can hold its own in other respects. The touch screen works really well if a little over sensitive at times, its quick, dolphin hd browser is brilliant and supports gestures which the 'pad doesn't yet have.

It's not one thats going to woo many out of the box even with flash included but do some reading and get a custom ROM on it and have a fiddle (assuming you are remotely techno minded) and you will end up with a really really decent gadget. I'm more than happy with mine for the cash outlay..
#22
kittyem83
is this multi touch, i was going to buy the hubby one on eBay but im looking more at the Windows 7 tablets from China that look a bit better?


It is a capacitive touch screen, widely regarded as superior to the resistive kind fond on cheaper devices. And multi-touch is implemented in the system on the Vega (pinching and opening things).
#23
How can you add the code if you reserve and collect? I can't see any box before you hit the Reserve Item button!!

EDIT: Just read the small print on the site that "Online codes are not valid in store"

Edited By: stefor on Apr 24, 2011 12:45
#24
i'm just going to bite the bullet and order online for home delivery

i'll use my vouchers for something else
#25
I bought one of these a few months ago. Easy to upgrade ROM to full Android from MoDaCo. Full Market etc. It's a great machine apart from the screen, which has a crap viewing angle. I sold it on eBay and bought another iPad at 329 notes. Dearer but what a screen. If yu don't want to give the Evil Empire any dish then look at the Xoom or the Ac Iconia. Much dearer tho!!!
#26
Some_Bloke


I had a quick play with one of these and walked away. It's horrid. Resistive touchscreen and scruffy looking almost out of the box.


I'm pretty confident you may have been looking at the smaller advent tablet that has a resistive touch screen, these are definately capacitive and actually quite impressive.

This device does not have the android market place on as standard though but a quick google search will show you how to sort that with a custom firmware (you can get an alternative marketplace app from http://www.applanet.net)
#27
some people have said that the viewing angle is poor on these tablets.

i haven't seen it in the flesh so i may well change my view, however other people rightly point out that the tablet is meant to be viewed by the person holding it and/or they don't want people to easily eavesdrop on them using it.

in any event, i've seen youtube videos where users demonstrate the viewing angles and it doesn't seem that bad to me.
1 Like #28
bummer ....only got this the other day for 199.00 for my sons birthday today! LOL well at least its only a tenner i suppose would of been gutted if it was more....

All ready with custom ROM for him to open up today....nice!
#29
sorry but im not that much of a techy, Ive been on the forums & i dont really know where to start to install the mocado rom.

Is there a reall step by step dummies guide anywhere please?

thanks
2 Likes #30
username123
sorry but im not that much of a techy, Ive been on the forums & i dont really know where to start to install the mocado rom.

Is there a reall step by step dummies guide anywhere please?

thanks


guide below

http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-vega-vega-modaco-com/327046/step-by-step-update-guide/

instructions should be reasonably easy to follow. however if you aren't very tech minded it may still seem daunting.

don't you know anyone with a bit of tech nouse that you can call on? May be an idea.

Alternatively join the modaco forum and ask if there is anyone local to you - these folks are usually very helpful though it may incur a small charge
#31
guide below

http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-vega-vega-modaco-com/327046/step-by-step-update-guide/

instructions should be reasonably easy to follow. however if you aren't very tech minded it may still seem daunting.

don't you know anyone with a bit of tech nouse that you can call on? May be an idea.

Alternatively join the modaco forum and ask if there is anyone local to you - these folks are usually very helpful though it may incur a small charge

Thanks very much.
#32
msharif911
These cheap tablet PCs are a false economy, as I have found to my cost.

This one is about the only cheap one to recommend. Its the most hacked tablet out there with plenty of upgrades and most of the specs of 400 quid ones (Tegra dual core etc.) Only downside is the screen as other people have already noted..

Everybody has there own price/feature point and at 189 ukp if you can put up with the slight negatives is a hot price
#33
Tablet prices are bound to come down.

You take a netbook without the hard disk and without the keyboard, replace the already underpowered Atom with an even slower CPU, add a touch screen, and that's your tablet.

Now if only they could create a software that actually works well on a tablet. Apple managed to do that, and they charge for it. Everybody else is still playing chat up.
#34
Good price, we looked at these when they were £250 at pc world, if they had been this price, would have bought, wifes now got ipad instead and joined the evil empire!!! :)
#35
I'm waiting for the ZTE light 2 with that lovely Pixel QI screen, good price though.
#36
does the TV out via HDMI mirror the tablet for all apps and video ?
#37
Some_Bloke
I had a quick play with one of these and walked away. It's horrid. Resistive touchscreen and scruffy looking almost out of the box.

The question is do you really have a use for a tablet PC? For people on a budget the Vega does everything most people need it to do.

My son got one for Christmas mostly for iplayer, youtube and android games (free Angry Birds!) Not very techie but flashed it with the Modaco upgrade and felt very relieved and satisfied when it worked. Still uses it regularly five months later. My bro-in-law has a IPad and they are different markets (one for the more money then sense brigade?)

btw Some Bloke Why do you want to put a product down by lying about the specifications???
#38
Had mine since Xmas, it is smart plus you have the advantage of sticking in a USB device. I just stick my films on when I am travelling. Dropped it last week and it bounces well to without breaking. If you get one test it out :-)
#39
Gondo
Some_Bloke
I had a quick play with one of these and walked away. It's horrid. Resistive touchscreen and scruffy looking almost out of the box.

The question is do you really have a use for a tablet PC? For people on a budget the Vega does everything most people need it to do.

My son got one for Christmas mostly for iplayer, youtube and android games (free Angry Birds!) Not very techie but flashed it with the Modaco upgrade and felt very relieved and satisfied when it worked. Still uses it regularly five months later. My bro-in-law has a IPad and they are different markets (one for the more money then sense brigade?)

btw Some Bloke Why do you want to put a product down by lying about the specifications???

If you read back, hes on about the £80 one from HMV, which has a resistive screen :). This one (the advent £180 one) is alot better.
#40
to be fair, I was looking to buy a android tablet but decided against it. If I did get one sub £200, it would be this one. the pros being: its modded, v2.2, Flash, can install the market etc, capacitive screen (good size/res as well), HDMI output, dual core and 512mb ram. The draw back for me is not having 3G but that might not be an issue for others.

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