Advent Vega Tablet Availlabe in Currys.co.uk £249.99 or less
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Advent Vega Tablet Availlabe in Currys.co.uk £249.99 or less

£249.99
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Found 18th Dec 2010
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Please note that his model does not ship with a flash player. But keep an eye on myadventvega.co.uk for updates in the new year as we'll be releasing a flash 10.1 update for your Vega free of charge and advice on how to make the most of your fantastic Advent Vega tablet.

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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Been this price since release. Nice bit of kit, but I'll wait for the next version with 3G hardware.

Sorry ashok just realized I have posted this too only minutes after you. New to this. Will add heat to your as you were first.

Original Poster

Ordered One myself...Quidco tracked about £7

Original Poster

Trying to order a couple...But the website not allowing me to....

Ordered from PC World

Why no flash then? Trying to compete with the ipads lack of flash?

they did initially ship with flash, but it was a non adobe certified version and it was removed from all future shipments. they are currently going through accreditation just now, and expect the update to be available early 2011

Is there a 3rd party flash product to download in the interim??

Had one for two weeks nearly and flashed with the Custom Rom at MoDaCo and have USB Host and Slave working thanks to the community on that forum..

If I was to get an Android Tablet, this would be it. Would have been nice to have 3G, but not a deal breaker for me. Thanks for posting this.

can you use a usb broadband dongle in this?

Opethian

If I was to get an Android Tablet, this would be it. Would have been nice … If I was to get an Android Tablet, this would be it. Would have been nice to have 3G, but not a deal breaker for me. Thanks for posting this.



I know I ask this time and time again but.... Why on earth do you want yet another 3G contract or cost, just tether your existing 3G phone???!!!

So many free applications to enable your phone handset as a wifi hotspot and it works very well.

do you have to open a web page on it every day in december up to xmas??

remlap

Had one for two weeks nearly and flashed with the Custom Rom at MoDaCo … Had one for two weeks nearly and flashed with the Custom Rom at MoDaCo and have USB Host and Slave working thanks to the community on that forum..



How is the video playback on this especially for MKV files and Xvid as am thinking about this as. Also does it have GPS

Thanks

No GPS but there are £5 bluetooth GPS devices on ebay all accounts that worth with it.

XVID is fine MKV support not so great, but it will playback 1080p if converted in Handbreak.
Edited by: "remlap" 18th Dec 2010

Ordered one today rang them and they said wont be dispatched until Monday at the earliest cant gurantee delivery for Christmas. People that ordered these before had loads of hassle waiting for delivery.

bristolbaz

I know I ask this time and time again but.... Why on earth do you want … I know I ask this time and time again but.... Why on earth do you want yet another 3G contract or cost, just tether your existing 3G phone???!!!So many free applications to enable your phone handset as a wifi hotspot and it works very well.



Please could you explain how you "tether" your phone to one of these tablets? (well I dont have this oine but I have an Android 2.1 tablet which is 3G enabled)...
I am with O2 if that is important.
Thanks.

alera

Ordered one today rang them and they said wont be dispatched until Monday … Ordered one today rang them and they said wont be dispatched until Monday at the earliest cant gurantee delivery for Christmas. People that ordered these before had loads of hassle waiting for delivery.



I was able to order one last Saturday. It arrived 4 days later.

williegofar

I was able to order one last Saturday. It arrived 4 days later.



Any good?

I was going to get one but after reading loads of reviews went with the ipad, its not the Vega thats the issue its android, android was designed to run on a mobile phone and the apps are not compatible with such a size screen. You can flash a custom rom to the Vega that puts on the proper market place but that's a bit useless when the apps wont work. Every review ive read have said that the would avoid an android tablet till Goggle release the OS that supports the apps properly, its just to early for the market and very soon after Christmas there will be loads more tablets so i would wait.

The price is good at £239 with quidco but its not going to be all you had hoped.

nVidia processor on a machine called Vega?? if it dies then you can say it did a psycho crusher on you. lol!

*fingers Xed they deliver*

A video of my Vega running MoDaCo R4 rom

I had no knowledge of Android before purchasing but it's turned into a great device and those saying the aps don't work for large screens not found one not to work yet!

Original Poster

How did they deliver...? Royal Mail Or DHL...? Dhl is not operating in my area.....lol...it's snowing again today...

williegofar

I was able to order one last Saturday. It arrived 4 days later.

I like this but planning on getting the advent amico for my son which has great reviews but around £100 cheaper. Anyone got an amico?

clarkeyi

Any good?



Christmas present for daughter. I've resisted the temptation to open the box and have a play.

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I tried amico...That is ok...amico is useless...resistive screen....yuk...waste of money....

wookiemummy

I like this but planning on getting the advent amico for my son which has … I like this but planning on getting the advent amico for my son which has great reviews but around £100 cheaper. Anyone got an amico?

Custom rom these do doubt they are great for the money. I forgot quidco and the coucher its still a bargain for £250.

bristolbaz

I know I ask this time and time again but.... Why on earth do you want … I know I ask this time and time again but.... Why on earth do you want yet another 3G contract or cost, just tether your existing 3G phone???!!!So many free applications to enable your phone handset as a wifi hotspot and it works very well.



Well, I have a dongle, I oculd instead use the 3G off of that sim instead, and the reason for asking for 3G is simply "why not?". They could have easily integrated a SIM slot but they didn't. I don't thinkkeeping the costs down was the reason, and more of a "if you put 3G on that we won't support it at all" from all the carriers.

Samsung got away with it on the Tab, since it's probably being passed as a big phone anyway, but still look at the carriers dissing it by not giving it a proper price plan.

bristolbaz

I know I ask this time and time again but.... Why on earth do you want … I know I ask this time and time again but.... Why on earth do you want yet another 3G contract or cost, just tether your existing 3G phone???!!!So many free applications to enable your phone handset as a wifi hotspot and it works very well.



Not everyone has got a mobile phone that can tether.

Looks like a waste of £250 to me when you could have got an iPad for a slighty more during the various offers posted on here. What is the OS? What can it do apart from the stuff it ships with? What software can be installed on it?

Sorry missed that it runs Android so has some half decent apps.
Edited by: "vishal3110" 19th Dec 2010

polly69

I was going to get one but after reading loads of reviews went with the … I was going to get one but after reading loads of reviews went with the ipad, its not the Vega thats the issue its android, android was designed to run on a mobile phone and the apps are not compatible with such a size screen. You can flash a custom rom to the Vega that puts on the proper market place but that's a bit useless when the apps wont work. Every review ive read have said that the would avoid an android tablet till Goggle release the OS that supports the apps properly, its just to early for the market and very soon after Christmas there will be loads more tablets so i would wait.The price is good at £239 with quidco but its not going to be all you had hoped.



My son got a Vega for his twelfth birthday last week. Flash is simple to 'reinstall' and Modaco upgrade is ace - I'm not particularly techy and took a while to get my computer up to spped but fairly painless to install. He is 'made up' with it and has downloaded a shed load of apps with no probs yet.

Only two things I am not sure of is the longevity compared with say his DS (six years still in use) regarding interest and build quality and wouldn't have bought myself for £250ish (it was a present from his nan!).

But, it it does seem to be an Ipad plus with all the common apps (bloody Angry Birds!) plus iplayer /youtube etc...

i got one just now, i hope i went through quidco.......im new to the quidco scene!

i looked at my account and it didnt popup.... is this normal, is there a delay to the "tracker" thanks

Cant wait to get it !

Great to see a higher quality tablet getting this cheap already. 800x is a deal breaker for me but apart from that it looks like a fab tab.

remlap

A video of my Vega running MoDaCo R4 rom I had no knowledge of Android … A video of my Vega running MoDaCo R4 rom I had no knowledge of Android before purchasing but it's turned into a great device and those saying the aps don't work for large screens not found one not to work yet!



I didn't realise until this video that it comes with a stylus. Doesn't it work using just a finger?.

Original Poster

You don't need a Stylus to use this...And it doesn't comes with a stylus either....

gavjbrown

I didn't realise until this video that it comes with a stylus. Doesn't it … I didn't realise until this video that it comes with a stylus. Doesn't it work using just a finger?.

Thats right I just bought to keep the screen a little cleaner of finger prints End up using my fingers anyway.

My vega came today you should see the state of the box both sides ripped corner crushed. I have had a look it dosnt seem to have been used the accesories are all unwrapped and the screen cover is still on (All be it with bubbles)

THing is the ipad I ordered for £328 showed up from viking as well. I guess the mrs gets the vega at least I can comapre them.

TBH I just had a look at the vega and its much more solid and more expensive looking than I was expecting !
Edited by: "alera" 22nd Dec 2010
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