Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Advent Vega
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: Stuff TV Archive.org version
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%
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
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
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
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.
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.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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 poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.