Tegra-powered Advent Vega tablet sports HDMI, up to 16 hours of battery life

Summary:Today's tablet announcement of the day is the Advent Vega, which is already garnering some applause thanks to its lengthy and stacked spec sheet.

Today's tablet announcement of the day is the Advent Vega, which is already garnering some applause thanks to its lengthy and stacked spec sheet.

Powered by a Nvidia T20 Tegra 2 1GHz processor, the Advent Vega sports a 10-inch capacitive touch screen with a 1,024 x 600 resolution.

The real treat with this one is the longevity as a user can squeeze a maximum of approximately 16 hours of battery life out of a single charge when playing audio only. That means the screen has to be dimmed. But normal wear with 1080p video playback will bring that number down to 6.5 hours.

Here's a glance of what else is making everyone talk about the Android 2.2-based Vega tablet:

  • 512MB of RAM
  • 512MB of ROM
  • 802.11bg Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • 3G SIM card slot
  • 4GB microSD card included
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • Microphone
  • Dual Li-Polymer batteries
  • Dimensions: 10.8-x 7- x 0.5-inches
  • Weight: Approximately 1.5 pounds

The Advent Vega will launch in the United Kingdom on October 18 for £249 ($394). Until then, you can see the Vega tablet in action in the demo video below:

[Image via Android Community]

Topics: Tablets, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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