Notebookcheck

Advent Vega Series

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250), NVIDIA Tegra 4
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4, NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 7.0 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.32kg, 0.7kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 88%, features: 55%, display: 70%
mobility: - %, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Advent Vega

Specifications

Advent VegaNotebook: Advent Vega
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.7kg
Price: 300 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Advent homepage

Average Score: 71.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

65% Dixons Advent Vega 10in Android tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
With better performance that your average netbook yet a lower price - and lower weight - the Advent Vega is an appealing tablet. Personally, I don't like the widescreen aspect ratio, but if you're happy to live in landscape orientation that won't worry you. The lack of storage capacity can easily be addressed with a cheap Micro SD card upgrade. Get one and the Vega becomes a decent big-screen PMP, but without access to fresh apps, it won't become a mobile companion.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%
50% Advent Vega review
Source: PC Advisor English
It would be kind to explain away the Advent Vega as an over-enthusiastic attempt to get a knock-down price iPad into the hands of the masses in time for Christmas. But this poor copy of Apple’s tablet appears more as another embarrassment to the Dixons Stores Group and its house-brand Advent. Like the Toshiba Folio 100 tablet that DSG is alleged to have removed from sale after so many customer complaints, the Advent Vega is not especially fit for purpose. The key issues are that it cannot download new apps from the Android Market, its screen is nearly unviewable at most off-axis angles, and the promised Adobe Flash support is so flakey it had to be removed from future stocks of the device. There may one day appear tablet PCs cheaper than the Apple iPad that deserve attention. Until then, the Advent Vega joins the pile of cheap cash-in products that we’d recommend avoiding.
sales region UK
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 50%
100% Advent Vega review
Source: Stuff TV English

Exceptionally fast and great for movies, the rough edges are forgiveable given the low price.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Advent Vega Review
Source: Slashgear English

There are times – web browsing, for instance – when we had to remind ourselves how cheap the Vega is, given its performance lived up to other far more expensive tablets. At other times, the cost-cutting required to hit that price reared its head, with the lacklustre viewing angles of the display being a particular frustration. Reading text or looking at photos or video is simply a more enjoyable experience with the iPad or Galaxy Tab’s displays.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/07/2010
70% Advent Vega review
Source: Techradar English

This is a fairly accomplished touchscreen internet device with additional features including checking your emails and, er, telling the time. As such, it's a decent effort at a very attractive price. But anyone looking for a fully fledged Android tablet should look elsewhere or risk disappointment.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7

Although PC World has not been releasing many Advent phones as of late, that does not mean they are out of the picture just yet. The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is somewhat a comeback phone for Advent and it is not too shabby.

The Vega Tegra Note 7 has one of the most attractive price tags in the market. However, that does not mean it does not mean that it comes with poor specifications. It comes equipped with a 1.8 GHz quad core NvidiaTegra 4 processor making it stand out from its other low cost competitors in terms of performance. The display, on the other hand, is rather average with a pixel resolution of only 1280 by 800 and a pixel density of only 215 ppi. It is not great, but it is sufficient to get things going.

The Vega Tegra Note 7 also comes with a 5 MP rear facing camera and a 0.3 MP front facing camera. That is not too bad for a device for its price. In addition, the device supports Bluetooth 4.0 but only supports Wi-Fi 802.11n.

All in all, the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 may not be the most appealing device out in the market, but what it lacks in displays it makes up with performance. Users who value functionality over appearance should look into this phone.

Specifications

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7Notebook: Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.32kg
Price: 300 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Advent homepage
 Vega Tegra Note 7 (Model)

Average Score: 81.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review
Source: Stuff TV English
While its outward appearance may put some off, the Nvidia Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is everything a bargain 7in tablet should be. Its screen and build quality could be taken up a notch, but we’d opt for the extra speed - and low cost - every time. In general use, plus for movie watching and gaming, it excels. Overall this little tablet is spectacularly good value, serving up the kind of performance that just shouldn’t be possible at this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 70% workmanship: 60%
80% Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review
Source: Stuff TV English
While its outward appearance may put some off, the Nvidia Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is everything a bargain 7in tablet should be. Its screen and build quality could be taken up a notch, but we’d opt for the extra speed - and low cost - every time. In general use, plus for movie watching and gaming, it excels. Overall this little tablet is spectacularly good value, serving up the kind of performance that just shouldn’t be possible at this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 70% workmanship: 60%
100% Advent Vega Tegra Note review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Unsheathing the stylus also opens a pop-up launcher that can store all the apps designed for stylus input. The Tegra Note includes Tegra Draw, a rudimentary painting app with a limited set of brushes and features, and Write, which is designed for basic note taking. Both work well considering pressure detection is managed purely in software; there's a very slight delay when drawing long lines, but we could still sketch and illustrate with greater accuracy than by touch alone. The Advent Tegra Note is a real bargain, especially when you consider its fast processor, great battery life and its stylus support. You can't get a better tablet than the Tegra Note without spending significantly more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
67% Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review
Source: PC Pro English
In the end, the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is a mixed proposition. It's clear that costs have been cut in the choice of screen and the tablet's overall build quality, but with a price this reasonable, top-notch performance and proper, pressure-sensitive stylus support, it's possible to overlook such tribulations. It certainly offers something different to its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 50% workmanship: 70%

 

Comment

Advent: This is the laptop brand of the hardware magazine PC World. The marketing focusses UK. Reviews of Advent-Laptops are relatively frequent and not only by PC World.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4: Integrated graphics card in the Tegra 4 SoC with 48 pixel and 24 vertex shaders (no unified shader architecture).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


NVIDIA Tegra:

2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).

4: 4-PLUS-1 Cortex-A15 processor part paired with a Geforce graphics cards with 72 cores.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.32 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.

0.7 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


76.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Gigabyte Tegra Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4
NVIDIA Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4

Devices with the same GPU

Gigaset QV1030
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4, 10.1", 0.61 kg
HP Slate 8 Pro
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4, 8.0", 0.4 kg
NVIDIA Shield
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4, 5", 0.59 kg
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4, 10.1", 0.584 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Advent Tacto 11.6 inch
HD Graphics 2500, Celeron 1017U, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Current Prices
Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
Advent Vega
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Advent > Advent Vega Series
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-26 (Update: 2014-02-26)