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

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.

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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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  • No thanks, it doesnt do anything except browse the web.

    It's as useless as an ipad :-(
    Johnny Vegas
    • Correction, it does not do Win32 crap, which is dying. It WILL do

      web applications and Android applications. Win32 applications are not appropriate for a tablet anyway.
      DonnieBoy
  • The battery specs are still not as good as the iPad. The iPad can do 10

    hours of video playback on a charge. Also, they do not say if it has USB or not. Without that, you can not attach keyboard and mouse.
    DonnieBoy
    • seriously, 16hr of audio... iPad likely gets over a day.. LMAO...

      @DonnieBoy - as you say 10hr of video..

      USB?? why not just use bluetooth and cut the wires? print via WiFi etc.. lot of these arguments for all these ports just don't make a lot of sense these days. with HDMI, in iOS 4.2 (november) iPads will be able to beam video & audio from any app running on iPad wirelessly to appleTV, AV Receivers and Dock manufactures are already adopting AirPlay.. why do we need HDMI? these other tablets seem t be incorporating a lot of old outdated wired tech in an age when wireless has become a viable alternative..

      c'mon guys, join us in 2010 and cut the wires..
      doctorSpoc
      • Not against Blue Tooth, but, you need to be able to load files from a USB

        flash drive, use USB-SD adapters, USB memorystick adapters, and I would like to be able to connect a plain old keyboard at times.

        Sure, eventually we will move completely to wireless USB and Blue Tooth, but, we are not there yet.

        Great to see a variety of Android tablets coming out though . . .
        DonnieBoy
      • RE: Tegra-powered Advent Vega tablet sports HDMI, up to 16 hours of battery life

        @doctorSpoc
        @doctorSpoc
        Lol the basic arguement you just made adds what your total to use the ipad as a very basaic netbook to around a thousand dollars as you have to buy all the other equiptment just to make it do what a simple usb port would allow you to do. the ipads are for those who have money to burn are not concerned about the most for your dollar and do not want it to really do much more then a basic ipod
        Fletchguy
    • USB

      @DonnieBoy Looks like there's a USB and HDMI under a cover on the right side
      archangel9999
  • RE: Tegra-powered Advent Vega tablet sports HDMI, up to 16 hours of battery

    It still aught to support a keyboard via bluetooth just like the iPad. I use my iPad every day for email and web browsing - I love it. Instant on/off and totaly silent means that most times there is no need to start the computer :-)
    dspguy2
  • Deliberately misleading?

    To claim a 16 hour battery life for a tablet, when used as an mp3 player, is ignorant at best and dishonest at worst. Who the heck buys a tablet to listen to music?

    Give me a break!
    Economister
    • Agreed! I would like them to list the time doing video playback as a

      benchmark.
      DonnieBoy
    • RE: Tegra-powered Advent Vega tablet sports HDMI, up to 16 hours of battery life

      @Economister
      Apple fan boys as thats what the ipad is for listening to music and being an overpriced ereader lol
      Fletchguy
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