ADVENT Vega Internet Tablet £239 @ Curries
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ADVENT Vega Internet Tablet £239 @ Curries

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Found 19th Nov 2010
been a long time waiting for this, now its available. Doesnt appear to be available instore as yet, i called my local PCworld and Dixons who sai they didnt have it yet. i personally dont think stock will last till xmas given the amount of people waiting for this all over the interweb!

it looks like the best value tablet around, and will be able to take the new android "gingerbread" verion for full access to the appstore when its released in the new year.


UPDATE - order through the CURRIES website (same group) and use code 10POUND to get £10 off, free delivery as well. I cant change the URL i originally entered from Dixons to curries, i dont know if a mod can.

so cut-n-past this URL here
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml


Product details

The stylish Advent Vega Internet Tablet is a portable media tablet which measures a mere 14mm in thickness and weighs no more than 750 grams.

Energy efficient with its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and LED backlighting, you'll benefit from many hours of battery life with the Advent Vega Internet Tablet: 6.5 hours for demanding 1080p HD video playback or up to 16 hours for audio playback only (LCD off). You'll enjoy a full day's use of the tablet from a single charge!

As well as its wonderfully vivid 10.1" capacitive touchscreen display, the Advent Vega Internet Tablet is furnished with a built-in webcam and microphone. You'll be able to effortlessly keep in touch with friends and family, regardless of where they are in the world!

The Advent Vega Internet Tablet boasts integrated 802.11b/g WLAN technology, Bluetooth support, a USB port, and an an HDMI port that lets you connect the Advent Vega Internet Tablet to a High Definition TV - outputting video up to a detail-packed 1080p Full HD resolution!

The 512MB internal flash memory of the Vega is expandable by a microSD card slot, and to that end you'll find a 4GB card conveniently supplied.

Versatile, eminently portable and competitively priced, you'll be delighted by the Advent Vega Internet Tablet's long-lasting power to entertain!

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YEY at last ...... anyone know of any discount codes that can be used on this ?

Are these available instore too ?
Edited by: "debs626" 19th Nov 2010

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Finally!!!! thats all i can say. Looks good IMO torn between this & another well known tablet. Decisions decisions!!

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Looks like its also on the PC World website available to purchase

nodbod

Finally!!!! thats all i can say. Looks good IMO torn between this & … Finally!!!! thats all i can say. Looks good IMO torn between this & another well known tablet. Decisions decisions!!



I think this is going to fly - but I'm torn between this and the Archos 101 (the larger model of this is out of stock until the second half of next month). oO

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DevilMan

I think this is going to fly - but I'm torn between this and the Archos … I think this is going to fly - but I'm torn between this and the Archos 101 (the larger model of this is out of stock until the second half of next month). oO



When you say (LARGER) what exactly is the difference between them?? excuse my nOObness

nodbod

When you say (LARGER) what exactly is the difference between them?? … When you say (LARGER) what exactly is the difference between them?? excuse my nOObness



The 101 comes in two different models, "8GB" and "16GB".
Edited by: "DevilMan" 19th Nov 2010

ordered! will think about whether it was a good idea later lol

SkilledNutter

ordered! will think about whether it was a good idea later lol



same ere LOL

Your home delivery order will be delivered on 19 November 2010 - 22 … Your home delivery order will be delivered on 19 November 2010 - 22 November 2010



I would faint with excitement if it got here today lol

It's showing as instock on all 3 sites now - PC World, Currys and Dixons ....... for home delivery only tho.
Edited by: "debs626" 19th Nov 2010

Original Poster

you guys are fast!!!

when i posted this i then hunted around for codes, and noticed if ordered through curries you can use a £10 off code 10POUND

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

same free delivery service as its the same group as we know.
i have ordered through curries and it went through no problems - total £239.00
i have edited the OP
Edited by: "rockrat" 19th Nov 2010

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Anyone know if this will be in store as of today??? I'd like to have a play with one of these before i buy. Just for comparison

Couldn't chance it, ordered. Cheers OP.

Does anyone know if it can run Skype? , a VPN on it? and the latest Flash player

Don't forget your Quidco (or alternative)

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Jaffo

Don't forget your Quidco (or alternative);)


****....forgot about that!! however, curries dont have quidco it appears. Dixons quidco is 3.5%, making the cost £240. so the same overall, but via curries its instant.
Edited by: "rockrat" 19th Nov 2010

rockrat

you guys are fast!!!when i posted this i then hunted around for codes, … you guys are fast!!!when i posted this i then hunted around for codes, and noticed if ordered through curries you can use a £10 off code 10POUND[url=http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/advent-vega-internet-tablet-08258762-pdt.html]http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/advent-vega-internet-tablet-08258762-pdt.html[/url]same free delivery service as its the same group as we know.i have ordered through curries and it went through no problems - total £239.00



Cancelled and re-ordered

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Ordered mine - but does any one " KNOW what the memory is expandable too" would appreciate the help.

The Currys listing now shows:

Sorry, this product is currently unavailable



Woooo that was fast!

All out of stock now

All out of stock now

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Still showing to buy on PC WORLD

pcworld.co.uk/gbu…_0/

Edit= ignore me out of stock LOL

Don't know about Quidco/discounts etc but it's available at expansys £229.99

expansys.com/arc…ase

Just thought I'd let you guys know.

Hope it helps.

EDIT: You may well already be aware but here's more info for you guys:
youtube.com/wat…nel
youtube.com/wat…ded

Edited by: "Blasphemous" 19th Nov 2010

Blasphemous, different product, but it's a pretty good alternative.

salmon81

All out of stock now



This has been one of the most hotly tipped gadgets for a fair few months now, and with a relatively small first batch (15,000 I read on here) this was always going to be a case of "blink, and you miss it".

DevilMan

Blasphemous, different product, but it's a pretty good alternative.

Oh! Sorry. Can you tell me what the difference is between the two DM?

Blasphemous

Oh! Sorry. Can you tell me what the difference is between the two DM?



The main difference is the processor, the Vega has the new Tegra 2 chip. Also the Arcos is a 7" screen where the Vega is 10.1".

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Pureego

Ordered mine - but does any one " KNOW what the memory is expandable too" … Ordered mine - but does any one " KNOW what the memory is expandable too" would appreciate the help.



it means you can add larger memory cards in the sd slot

DevilMan

The main difference is the processor, the Vega has the new Tegra 2 chip. … The main difference is the processor, the Vega has the new Tegra 2 chip. Also the Arcos is a 7" screen where the Vega is 10.1".

WOW! I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oO

Off topic: How come the user "nodbod" has been banned? oO

DevilMan

The main difference is the processor, the Vega has the new Tegra 2 chip. … The main difference is the processor, the Vega has the new Tegra 2 chip. Also the Arcos is a 7" screen where the Vega is 10.1".

I've just done some research DevilMan. I see there is a new model coming out next year that will include 3G connectivity. My question is, will I be able to stick my O2 sim card into this and use it? Thanks in advance.

Next years model mentioned here: electricpig.co.uk/201…ga/
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 19th Nov 2010

Blasphemous

My question is, will I be able to stick my O2 sim card into this and use … My question is, will I be able to stick my O2 sim card into this and use it? Thanks in advance.



There's a sim slot, but there is no 3G modem - well there's no mention of one at least. Guess that was maybe pushing the boundaries of bang for buck a little too much
Edited by: "DevilMan" 19th Nov 2010

DevilMan

There's a sim slot, but there is no 3G modem - well there's no mention of … There's a sim slot, but there is no 3G modem - well there's no mention of one at least. Guess that was maybe pushing the boundaries of bang for buck a little too much

Are you referring to this current model? I meant for the 'next' model ie the one coming next year.

Blasphemous

Are you referring to this current model?



Sorry yes, I was referring to the current model

3G option would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker for me as I'll be using this at home and WiFi enabled areas anyway.

DevilMan

Sorry yes, I was referring to the current model :)3G option would be … Sorry yes, I was referring to the current model :)3G option would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker for me as I'll be using this at home and WiFi enabled areas anyway.

Thanks. If you 'tethered' this to a phone would the data download be that much greater? What I mean is, would it highlight that the phone is being tethered due to a massive amount of data being used? I would only be checking news, facebook etc so not streaming massive amounts of data anyway. If I wanted to use it for streaming movies/tv then I'd be looking at Wifi anyway.

Get an unlocked 3 mifi and a giffgaff sim card with unlimited data - you dont need 3G then!

big_sausage

Get an unlocked 3 mifi and a giffgaff sim card with unlimited data - you … Get an unlocked 3 mifi and a giffgaff sim card with unlimited data - you dont need 3G then!

Thanks sausage. Can you just place the GiffGaff sim card into the the Mifi?

A Heads Up for next week guys. Just noticed this on the site:

Due to unprecedented demand we have sold out and will be back in stock … Due to unprecedented demand we have sold out and will be back in stock next week

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rockrat

it means you can add larger memory cards in the sd slot



Thanks I understood that part - but was just wondering microsd what's the max it will take.

Blasphemous

Thanks sausage. Can you just place the GiffGaff sim card into the the … Thanks sausage. Can you just place the GiffGaff sim card into the the Mifi?



Yes, but the 3 mifi needs to be unlocked - there are lots of unlocked mifi's on eBay.

I've just received a call from Dixons to confirm my order because it was my first order with them (security thing they now do) He said to keep an eye out for an email but he doesn't think they are going to be despatched tonight ..... so looks like Monday now

Bet it arrives on Tuesday when I'm not home grrrrrr

Just a bit more info guys. Over on Modaco there is a thread running regarding this device.

android.modaco.com/con…ly/
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