UPDATE: Full tech specification of the Dixons Advent Vega Android 2.2 tablet

We thought we’d do the legwork and get in touch with Dixons and its people to find out a bit more about that promising-looking Advent Vega Android tablet it’ll start selling in the UK in November.

And here’s the full tech spec sheet of the Tegra-powered 10″ tablet. Obvious highlights being 512MB of internal RAM, “four finger” multitouch support and a 1024×600 screen resolution, which, if we’re not plain wrong, should ensure the Android Market is able to work on the device.

advent vega tech specs

All for £249. There does not appear to be a catch. Here’s the full Advent Vega spec. Apologies for the rough formatting, it was pasted out of an Excel document.

Product Brand Advent Vega
Product Name P10AN01
Processor Nvidia T20 Tergra 2
Processor model number T20
Processor speed 1GHz
Front side bus NA
Cache Size NA
Memory size 512MB
Memory type SLC
NAND Flash Capacity (MB) 512MB
Hard Drive Type NA
SD Card 4GB
Screen size 10.1″
Maximum Screen resolution 1024 x 600
Widescreen yes


LED Screen yes
Graphics type T20
Integrated Graphics memory NA
Graphics Card Model T20
Dedicated graphics memory NA
Wireless Enabled yes
Wireless type 802.11bg
Modem/Ethernet type NA
TV Tuner NA
TV Out NA
Audio interface I2S
No of USB Connections 1
No of Firewire Connections NA
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Memory card Reader (type) Micro SD card
Extension Card Slot NA
Micro SD card slot yes
Webcam yes
Webcam resolution 1.3M
High definition webcam NA
Touch screen technology Projective Capacitive
One-touch internet function Multi-touch : 4 fingers
Built-in 3G broadband SIM card slot Yes
Laminar Walljet cooling NA
Xsync NA
Battery Type Li-Polymer
Number of battery cells 2 cells
Battery life in hours ” Battery life :
– Play Audio (LCD off) : 16hr
– Play 1080p Video : 6.5hr
– Stand by : 4 days”
Operating System Android
Software Titles NA
Face recognition software NA
Dolby Surround Sound NA
Dolby Sound Room NA
Sound format NA
Sound card / chipset Audio codec : Realtek
microphone yes
Height 13.6mm
Width 275mm
Depth 178mm
Weight (kg) 700~750g
Colour Black

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  1. MrChaz

     /  October 8, 2010

    Thanks for that, seems like a heck of spec. No 2.2 which is a big shame though and doesn’t that mean no flash?

    Reply
  2. Gary C

     /  October 8, 2010

    This one comes with 2.2. It’s the 7″ one (Amico) that’s only 2.1.

    Reply
  3. Pete H

     /  October 8, 2010

    Yeah the Vega is 2.2

    I was waiting for a cheap tablet alternative to ipad and the upcoming galaxy tab so looks like i may have found my product in the advent Vega!!

    Reply
  4. sebbo90

     /  October 8, 2010

    Will it come with a hdmi port or alternatively the a converter for the propitiatory port? Apart from this one small thing, which I hope it has one of the two above this is one hell of a device for the money and I will be defo buying

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  5. Baz

     /  October 8, 2010

    2:16 into the vid he opens a panel and it looks like HDMI, USB and SD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypj6JxXcxu0

    Reply
  6. The specs on this almost guarantee that it _won’t_ get marketplace support. The only tablets with 2.2 that have marketplace support are ones that are basically big phones (eg Samsung Galaxy Tab). Tablets without the appropriate phone hardware (ie no 3G) won’t get marketplace until Gingerbread at the earliest.

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  7. mark

     /  October 9, 2010

    Did you not read the specs, there is a sim card slot for 3g sims. If this does hace hdmi then I’m absolutely buying. This will be amazing for comics, hopefully the Bluetooth will allow me to use android phones as Bluetooth controllers for emulators (yes, like the Ipad)

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  8. Just from looking at the specs, I agree that this is quite the alternative (albeit cheaper) to the iPad and the Galaxy Tab. However, when it comes down to it, devices like this get eventually get judged on functionality and efficiency. Let’s hope this tablet lives up to any expectations we might have ;)

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  9. Anonymous

     /  October 10, 2010

    Wasn’t one of the determing factors for google allowing Market Place” to be added based on the screen size (7″?) limitation?
    I get the built in 3G slot – will it be tied to a certain carrier or unlocked?

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  10. Anonymous

     /  October 10, 2010

    Wasn’t one of the determing factors for google allowing Market Place” to be added based on the screen size (7″?) limitation?
    I get the built in 3G slot – will it be ties to a certain carrier or unlocked?

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  11. ….in the YouTube video (above) it shows a “Market” icon at :05 and another (much larger) one at 2:35 which reads “Market” (in Japanese).

    But, as we know, just because it’s on the YouTube video doens’t mean that it will be in the final product.

    Reply
  12. Robert Zion

     /  October 11, 2010

    With Amazon market coming up, the Android market may not be necessary after all…

    Reply
  13. Shame it’s glossy screen like the rest. Pretty impressive spec for the price, would be super impressive if it indeed does come with 3G (I doubt it even if it says so on the spec sheet). But probably still go with the Archos as it’s much lighter, want to use mine for comic/book reading. Bad news for the NotionInk Adam, it will have to be priced very competitively if compared to this.

    Reply
  14. I hadn’t even heard about this tablet until I stumbled accross a post to this article in a comment on an article about the Tab, but having seen the spec, I’ve gotta say it looks impressive. Is there a confirmed release date for this yet?

    Reply
  15. Jussi

     /  November 20, 2010

    “- Play 1080p Video : 6.5hr”

    A) The screen resolution of the device is less than 30% of 1080p resolution
    B) The hardware is certainly not capable of 1080p playback

    Reply
  16. TipChi

     /  November 26, 2010

    Re:Jussi the Tegra2 is certainly capable if 1080p playback… Surely not on the screen, but via HDMI.

    Reply
  17. bez625

     /  December 11, 2010

    The current version sold does not have a 3g slot, i’m told it will be available early next year

    Reply
  18. how the hell can u use the web cam on the advent vega if ant one can help please help its driveing me mad danharling@hotmail.co.uk if any one can help

    Reply
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