Advent Vega back in stock, costs more, still no Flash Player

The PC World and Dixons retail DREAM TEAM has once again taken a delivery of a new batch of the Advent Vega, with the 10″ Tegra 2 Android tablet now available for online order via both PC World and Dixons. They’re the same company and use the same “back end” so there’s no point comparing prices.

The cost of the Vega has risen, though, with both retailers passing on the UK VAT increase to the customer, bringing the price of the tablet up to £255.31.

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Plus the makers are still waiting for their implementation of Flash Player to be certified for this hardware, so it’s still the non-Flash version that was on sale last year. Apart from that…

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  1. David

     /  January 20, 2011

    No Thanks.

    Buy a galaxy tab. If it doesn’t run flash out of the box – avoid!

    • diazamet

       /  January 22, 2011

      Firstly, this will run flash if it is enabled manually.
      Secondly, it will run flash officially when it has been certified for Tegra 2 chipset
      Thirdly, this tablet has the hardware spec to run Honeycomb, Galaxy Tab will be left out in the cold!!

  2. Neil

     /  January 20, 2011

    When this is upgraded to Honeycomb will it be as good as the other Honeycomb tablets recently announced at CES, e.g. the Motorola? They’re Tegra 2 too…

  3. Robert

     /  January 20, 2011

    @David. It’s easy to reinstate the Flash support on the Advent Vega; to shun it merely for that reason is stupid IMO. There is a healthy and vibrant development community, so it’s growing in capability all the time. It has its flaws for sure, but that doesn’t take away from what it offers especially once you take its price into account.

    • David

       /  January 22, 2011

      Yes, it is easy to sideload flash – I did this on mine. And I did it on the Archos 101 I had when I took the Vega back.

      Both of these devices had appalling flash performance – so bad that you might as well NOT have flash. And guess what I took the Archos back too.

      If I am not gonna have performance that is as good as my HTC Desire, guess what – I won’t bother. The ONLY decent android tablet, at the moment, that runs flash is the Galaxy.

      And as far as the Vega ever running Honeycomb, I’ll bet it never happens. (not officially anyway!)

      • David

         /  January 22, 2011

        I worry that it might appear I am trolling – I promise I’m not – Don’t get me wrong, I love my android phone – I wouldn’t follow this blog if I didn’t love android – I just want a decent android tablet.

        • Do you work for Samsung by any chance, David?

          • errr david has a point. and its DSG, so never believe a word they say. unless shuttle, the markers of the device, make a honeycomb port for this i doubt it very much being available officially

      • Anonymous

         /  May 13, 2011

        Can you tell us what else won’t run on the Vega, now that Honeycomb is running on it.

  4. fred

     /  February 24, 2011

    hmm.. my vega runs flash absolutely flawlessly..

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