If the world wasn’t already filled with enough 7-inch Android tablets, here’s another one to try and gain your attention ahead of Christmas, the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7. No, it’s not the best name is it, but we’ll forgive it this once, as the processor it hints at really is found inside.
That’s right, the Advent Vega has Nvidia’s Tegra 4 quad-core processor powering it. Not only that, but the chip comes with a fifth companion core, which takes care of the more basic tasks to minimize energy consumption. It’s a clever system, and Nvidia says the Tegra 4 is the most powerful processor available.
As for the rest of the Advent Vega, it’s not quite as exciting. The 7-inch display panel has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which is fine, but not quite up there with the 1920 x 1200 Nexus 7. It’s Google’s tablet the Advent Vega is going to be competing with too, rather than the basic Amazon Kindle Fire HD or the Tesco Hudl, as it’s priced at £180.
Other features include a stylus, a 5-megapixel camera and a 10-hour battery life. There’s good news on the operating system front, as it runs Android without any skin over the top, providing a Nexus-like experience.
As with other Advent hardware, this is an exclusive product to Currys and PC World, and it’s all set to go on sale November 7, both in-store and online. The question is, do we really need another 7-inch Android slate?