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Need to get a tablet for the mrs, and thought Id get her a advent vega and slap a custom ROM on it.....was more then a little surprised that its still £199 after being on the market over a year!


How dose it stack up Vs new tablets in the same price range like the ARCHOS 80 G9 and BLACKBERRY PlayBook

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was more then a little surprised that its still £199 after being on the market over a year!

Er it isn't as you can't buy it any where other than fleabay and prices there are all over the place but generally nowhere near £199.
Either buy a blackberry playbook or wait until prices drop on the more established manufacturers products.

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Er it isn't as you can't buy it any where other than fleabay and prices there are all over the place but generally nowhere near £199.
Either buy a blackberry playbook or wait until prices drop on the more established manufacturers products.


Sorry saw this add from dixons saying its £199, but they dont have it in stock.
http://www.dixons.co...commercial.html

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Could the tablet above be a low end bargain to rival the Vega? At only £80, with Google Play, Iplayer and various other apps pre-loaded, it doesn't look a bad deal to me. I would welcome opinions on it, especially as I already own a Vega. What do you guys think?

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VERSUS Touchpad 7 Tablet PC - 8 GB | Dixons |

Could the tablet above be a low end bargain to rival the Vega? At only £80, with Google Play, Iplayer and various other apps pre-loaded, it doesn't look a bad deal to me. I would welcome opinions on it, especially as I already own a Vega. What do you guys think?



Looks OK for 80 quid... though the 4 hours battery life is a bit on the short side...

Still might be worth looking into though, as a more portable alternative to the Vega - a simple browser based tab I can slip into my rucksack.

Nice find, ursulavasey...

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I have a Vega, a Playbook and an HP Touchpad. Touchpad was best value (£89) and is now running a pretty stable ICS but as a second choice there isn't much wrong with the Playbook now it can run a selection of Android apps. The stock in the BB App Store is limited, but there is a better selection here - http://goodereader.c...egory/playbook/

Also Playbook has got proper multitasking (I can listen to radio on iPlayer while web browsing or playing a game) but only one Android app at a time.

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Looks OK for 80 quid... though the 4 hours battery life is a bit on the short side...

Still might be worth looking into though, as a more portable alternative to the Vega - a simple browser based tab I can slip into my rucksack.

Nice find, ursulavasey...

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I was thinking along the same lines, Ged, a "mini vega". Single core processor, but still, not bad for the price. My partner and I have ordered one each today. It will probably take a week or so to arrive, with the double bank holiday, but we shall see what happens. Running ICS out of the box, Google Play and various other apps pre-installed. Not a modding project like the Vega, more of an "as is" device. Add a few favourite apps and you are good to go.

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What About the kindle fire?

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you can't buy the kindle fire.
cheap tablets seem to have dubious implementations of android on them so buying two may have been a tad impetuous.

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any one intrested in buying my hardly use advent vega let.me know want 100 for it comes with screen protecto which i pur on soon as i got it.

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in my opinion yes they worth £199 and they on ebay NEW with 12 months warranty, bought one for a friend who loves it :)

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