Advent Vega

Specifications

Advent VegaNotebook: Advent Vega (Vega Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.7kg
Price: 300 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 71.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: - %, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Advent Vega

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%

Comment

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

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

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


2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.7 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.


71.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Iconia Tab A200
Tegra 2 (250), 0.71 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9514
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Archos 101 G9
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A501
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Toshiba AT100-100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v
Tegra 2 (250), 0.574 kg
» Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS
Tegra 2 (250), 0.73 kg
» Hannspree Hannspad
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
Tegra 2 (250), 0.68 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Slider
Tegra 2 (250), 0.976 kg
» Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Motorola Xoom 3G
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Viewsonic gTablet
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A500
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Toshiba Tablet
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10"
Tegra 2 (250), 0.6 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10W
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10V
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10U
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10K
Tegra 2 (250), 0.86 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10Z
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba Folio 100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.76 kg
» Toshiba AC100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Tegra 2 (250), 9.7", 0.6 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G
Tegra 2 (250), 10", 0.767 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)