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  1. johnnewhouse

    johnnewhouse Well-Known Member

    Just thought i would start a thread dedicated to the new Advent Tablet that's getting released mid October.

    i know its been mentioned in other posts, but as this should be able to be picked up by regular joes (well, UK folk anyway) in 1 week, i thought it deserved its own place.

    as soon as its available in Dixons (poor mans best buy) i will get down there and if they have it on display i will have a play around with the interface, in particular smoothness and report back.

    unless this feels like a dog, then i think this may well be the tablet that i am looking for.

    Specs released for Advent Vega, the

  2. johnnewhouse

    johnnewhouse Well-Known Member

    1GHz NVIDIA Tegra chipset
    1024 x 600 resolution
    capacitive touchscreen
    HDMI output (1080P)
    1.3 megapixel webcam,
    802.11bg WiFi
    3G SIM slot
    512MB each of ROM and RAM
    microSD expandability
    4GB card included
    Android 2.2
    (Market support unknown)
    battery life = 6.5 hours of 1080p video
    Release October 18
  3. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    did mean to post about this, as promised did go into pcworld and had a chat with a couple of the sales team, they had no idea it was coming out, anyway ended with 6-7 of them looking at the link that was posted on this forum last week

    one of them has my number so going to ring me when they come in for a test session

    specs looked good for the money, think it really comes down to interface/ screen

    for us uk guys it could be a archos beater
  4. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    just noticed on the specs, says 3g sim slot

    wonder if vodafone would give me a second sim, save tethering to the desire,

    2 sims on one account, has anyone been down that route
  5. irishpride

    irishpride Well-Known Member

    I'm really excited for this to come out, the specs look great and on one of the preview videos it looked responsive and quick.

    It says the price is 249 euro, and I did a quick currency conversion on google and it says there that it would be $350 US, so why does everywhere say $400 US?
  6. zillah

    zillah Well-Known Member

  7. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

  8. JamesDax

    JamesDax Member

    Is this tablet coming to the states or is it a UK exclusive?
  9. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    just checked the link i posted further up the thread

    jamesdax, did read somewhere it will be branded shuttle in the states, same spec but different outercase but dont think that is comfirmed

    went into pcworld yesterday no more info from them
  10. johnnewhouse

    johnnewhouse Well-Known Member

    looks like its been delayed until mid November.

  11. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

  12. mindwave

    mindwave Well-Known Member

    probably on the same boat as flatpads
  13. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    dont know if this will help out you guys outside of the UK

    seems the same as the vega specwise, just a different back case

    global company with a USA office

    :: Point of View ::
  14. timthumb

    timthumb Member

    will it be upgradeable to gingerbread please


  15. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    dont see why not, specs are good for it.

    it is in pcworlds latest promo mag you get from in store, with a retail price of
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  16. dalehitchy

    dalehitchy Member

    Anyone knw the relase date abd weather they will do firmware updates
  17. timthumb

    timthumb Member

    mid november i have read maybe 18th and on the you tube video he does say firmware update past jan .....

    neither of these things are confirmed
  18. T4ylor

    T4ylor Member

    It would appear that PCWorld have removed the advert on their website which i must say is a bit concerning although Dixons are still advertising it as "Coming Soon" which is the only bit of hope that iam holding on to because i need two of these for my girls for Christmas other wise its back tot he drawing board.
  19. dalehitchy

    dalehitchy Member

    I noticed this.. I checked the site last week and saw it advertised checked two days ago and now its not there.... Not a good sign
  20. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

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  21. T4ylor

    T4ylor Member

    Iam impressed with your findings so fingers crossed. You mentioned that it was only
  22. KUDOS 555

    KUDOS 555 Well-Known Member

    i cant take any credit just watching the uk based android forums and being a pain in the arse to all the staff at derbys pcworld....the one next to morros :)

    will take a picture tomorrow of the promo leaflet, picked mine up from derby store, they were next to the samsung tab stand

    the folio seems to be rushed and badly flawed, archos seems lacking in simple power, vega just might be the b@stard child of the 2
  23. T4ylor

    T4ylor Member

    From the few reviews I have found on the Folio i tend to agree with you. Iam only hoping its not the same with the Vega.

    The Archos (now advertised on Dixons website) was my original thought before i came across the Vega and becuase of the Vega specs does not seem to appeal to me in the same way as it did before.

    I will nip it to Pc World Derby this week becuase iam not far away to see if they know anymore.
  24. wintermute000

    wintermute000 Well-Known Member

    I don't understand how these tegra2 tablets are so laggy (according to all reviews) when my Nexus One's browser is perfectly fine
  25. T4ylor

    T4ylor Member

    Just for anyone that is interested it seems both Currys and PCWorld have started advertising the Vega again. Maybe we could be looking at a release date of the 18th. Fingers crossed.

    advent_vega | PC World

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