|Operating System||Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|Dimension (in)||7 x 0.54 x 10.8|
Camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI, MicroSD, USB
|Battery Life||6.5 hrs|
The Advent Vega is one of the less expensive tablet PCs on the market. While it does have quite a few pluses in terms of performance and processing speed, a few minuses may detract from this product’s usefulness for some users – particularly in terms of wireless connectivity. Said low price means that the Advent Vega is constructed of plastic, like many tablets for the budgeting user. The Vega tablet is solid enough and about as light as the Apple iPad, but the 10.1” 1024x600 pixel screen is nowhere near the highest quality available.
Beyond the price, the hardware gets high marks for the Advent Vega tablet. The NIVDIA Tegra 2 microprocessor is super quick (again, particularly at this price) and the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system comes welcome in a low-cost tablet. However, certain key apps – Gmail, Google Maps, Google Voice, a PDF reader and a Word document reader – are missing from the Vega.
In terms of specs, the Advent Vega includes a MicroSD port with 4 GB card included, a USB port, a HDMI port and a 1.3 megapixel camera. And while WiFi and Bluetooth connections are included, the Vega tablet provides no 3G connection, something of a serious disadvantage for those often using the device on the go.
All in all, call the Advent Vega tablet a mixed bag. This one could be recommended for home users on a budget, but many might find a more pleasing device at a similar price with a little research.