Advent Vega and Amico PC World Android tablets: High specs on the cheap

PC World and Currys have announced they will be stocking their very own tablet in time for the Christmas "I've got to have" rush.

Called the Advent Vega and Advent Amico, the two tablets will cost £249.99 and £129.99 respectively.

The Advent Amico, at only £129.99, uses Android 2.1 with a 7-inch touch screen and Wi-Fi. It will be 15mm thick come with a camera and supposedly "offers customers fantastic value for money as an entry level tablet".

The Advent Vega at £249.99 is, claims Dixons (the parent company of PC World and Currys) "a quality and affordable tablet computer, brimming with features".

It has a capacitive multi-touch 10.1-inch screen and an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core 1GHz processor powered by Android 2.2.

Other specs include a 4Gb SD memory card as standard, up to 10 hours continued use, only 14mm thick, a 1.3-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi.

"We expect tablets to take the computing market by storm and become one of the most popular gifts this Christmas", says Jeremy Fennell, category director at Dixons Retail. “While top of the range tablets may be all singing and dancing, the Advent Amico is a great, no frills, starter product. The Advent Vega meanwhile offers those who want more from their tablets a quality, performance product at a very affordable price”.

They go on sale on 1 November.



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