Advent Venga back in stock at Currys / PC World £249
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Advent Venga back in stock at Currys / PC World £249

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Found 12th Dec 2010
This product has proven very popular and has been out of stock beenn unable to add to basket until I tried this morning (Ordered two with £25 discount and 3% cashback via Quidco result !! Okay its not a Samsung Galaxy Tab or an iPad but is far cheaper and if you are prepared to modify the ROM it will give much greater functionality for such things such as Android marketplace.

Weighing a meagre 750 grams and measuring 14mm, the Advent Vega Internet Tablet is a stunning portable media tablet for work and play on the go. 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.The Advent Vega Internet Tablet is a highly versatile, ultra-portable and affordable internet tablet for keeping in touch and online everywhere you go!

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Was the £25 off voucher just a personal one or can anyone use it? If anyone can use it you could post the code and change the deal price to "£225 (possibly £219 with quidco)" and it may get hotter.
Edited by: "davestavros" 12th Dec 2010

Original Poster

The codes are all on the Quidco website search for currys it depends how much your spending and on what as to which code you use.

Go ahead and order if you want, but you will be disappointed with the screen viewing angles.

Best to wait and go for the NotionInk Adam tablet far superior spec..
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Original Poster

Yeah I know this but you pays yer money and makes yer choice..

Feel free to debate the pros and cons of this tablet with other more expensive tabs but this post is purely just a reminder to people who have been waiting for this item to come back in stock
Edited by: "Henrymeoles" 12th Dec 2010

ADVENT Vega Internet Tablet- Due to unprecedented demand we have sold out and will be back in stock this week

All gone

Madbitster

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IF this ever gets released AND will more than likely be more like iPad money and not Vega

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Go ahead and order if you want, but you will be disappointed with the … Go ahead and order if you want, but you will be disappointed with the screen viewing angles.



I don't want to view it from an obscure angle whilst standing on my head. How is it when holding it straight in front of you and sitting down position ie on a sofa?

Seriously thinking of getting this, but reckon the wife will think she is just being fobbed off with a cheap ipad clone, as opposed to the real thing. She'd have a point....

Will the custom rom do 2.2 android and market place?

Madbitster

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I'm for the Notion Ink as well..have some heat though..

Custom ROM and performance pack from Modaco make a massive difference and will get you marketplace. I'm new to Android and getting my head around the whole thing, but from what I understand Gingerbread (Teapot/Barbecue/Biscuit/whatever) update in the new year will bring it up to speed.

As for viewing angle - it can be a pain, but then so can my netbook. The difference is that the netbook has a flat base which keeps the screen at a certain angle. The advent relies on my arms and wrists so it can go all over the place.

Luckily the user management interface of my own arms is easily controlled and I can quickly bring them back into line.

Cheap iPad clone? Its certainly cheaper. A lot cheaper - but it arguably it can do so much more and you definitely get more bang for your buck. The only thing I can think of that it can't do and the iPad can is wireless N, so major dramas there. Weigh that up against the fact that it handles Flash and the iPad can't. Try fobbing the wife of with an iPad when she can't get on the websites she wants because they are flash enabled (of course you could modify it, but then you're back in the world of the vega so why not go with that in the first place)?

The Tegra 2 benchmarks on Anadtech make it look like a much better machine than the tab, assuming you read much into benchmarks!

anandtech.com/sho…w/2
Edited by: "DsK" 12th Dec 2010

Madbitster

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Ooh, that is nice. Me want.

Looking at the specs though (and the design), I can't see that being anywhere near the price of the Vega.

Madbitster

Best to wait and go for the NotionInk Adam tablet far superior … Best to wait and go for the NotionInk Adam tablet far superior spec..http://www.notionink.com/about.php



I'll hold my opinion on the Notion Ink until someone gets a thorough look at a working unit and it has been confirmed android marketplace is either on the product or can easily be put on there.

It does look really nice on paper though.

hurdy

Ooh, that is nice. Me want.Looking at the specs though (and the design), … Ooh, that is nice. Me want.Looking at the specs though (and the design), I can't see that being anywhere near the price of the Vega.



Going through their blog, looks like I may have to revise my opinion. Look slike the cheapest model is $375 plus $50 shipping which comes in around £270. Think I'll keep my eye on this one...

Madbitster

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WOW! I hadn't seen that before. Knocks iPad and Vega out of the game! Will keep a very close watch on that. Thanks for the heads up mate.

Don't be expecting an iPad with this device. It's very raw and will require more polishing before it can approach that level of ease-of-use.
The underlying hardware is better than that in the iPad. The software (Android 2.2) is still, at best, unfinished and possibly even unfit. Google themselves have said that they don't consider it to be an operating system. for this size of display. There's also no in-built app store so you'll have to find them for yourself (there's a few sites around) if you need anything beyond the basic web browsing, email and ebook software that come with the device (although these seem to work as well as any other I've experienced).

Having said all that, I finally managed to buy one about a week ago and it arrived last wednesday and, for me, it's worth the £250. The form factor (10.1" with 1,024 horizontal resolution in landscape) feels right to me. Whereas any lower resolution makes web browsing awkward and a smaller screen makes it difficult to read.
If they get the software right (possibly Android 3.0, if it can run on this) then it'll be worth more down the road.

Out of stock now

Notion Ink Adam all the way...expect the QI screen versions will be back on for pre-order soon. Looks one of the best designs to come out for a long time, and at a price that isn't insulting for what it is.

Actually bought one of the first Vegas but it was faulty on arrival, which was probably a blessing. Sadly DSG have probably lost any momentum with the Vega by not having them in stock. Wouldn't rule one out for the money though...very good value compared with others out there currently.

Madbitster

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Its take time to reach in uk, caz the company plan to launch first us next india then only rest of the country

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Edited by: "kgirisankar" 12th Dec 2010

the notion ink's best screen (ips) will be 500 smackers i read somewhere
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