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Nvidia wants to compete in the tablet market with the Tegra Note 7. Its price means that it has to face the very good Google Nexus 7, but it cannot take the top position. The much more expensive Apple iPad Mini Retina is also on a completely different level. However, the review unit can surpass the rest of the competition.
Well, the first reason is the IPS display with wide viewing angles. Besides a subjectively good picture with a decent contrast and high luminance, you can also use it outdoors. Web browsing, movie playback and gaming are really enjoyable. The experience is also... Full review
The general usability of the Tegra Note 7 can be enhanced by plugging it into a TV via its mini- HDMI port. This will be of particular interest to gamers who wish to take full advantage of its fast processor and who don’t want to be limited to its relatively small screen.
You can also pair up a compatible gamepad via Bluetooth and play a bunch of great titles. Nvidia curates optimised games that take advantage of the processor’s power in its TegraZone portal app – a mini app store. As a result, the Tegra Note 7 is a decent console alternative that can be fun for... Full review
It would be kind to explain away the Advent Vega as an over-enthusiastic attempt to get a knock-down price iPad into the hands of the masses in time for Christmas. But this poor copy of Apple’s tablet appears more as another embarrassment to the Dixons Stores Group and its house-brand Advent. Like the Toshiba Folio 100 tablet that DSG is alleged to have removed from sale after so many customer complaints, the Advent Vega is not especially fit for purpose. The key issues are that it cannot download new apps from the Android Market, its screen is nearly unviewable at most off-axis angle... Full review
There are times – web browsing, for instance – when we had to remind ourselves how cheap the Vega is, given its performance lived up to other far more expensive tablets. At other times, the cost-cutting required to hit that price reared its head, with the lacklustre viewing angles of the display being a particular frustration. Reading text or looking at photos or video is simply a more enjoyable experience with the iPad or Galaxy Tab’s displays.
Out of the box, there’s definitely a sense that you get what you pay for. Advent could have done themselves major favo... Full review
The Advent Vega is an interested piece of kit. It will probably appeal to those who either know a lot about Android, or nothing at all. The former group will take it and change it, the latter group will accept it as a simple browser and media player. The middle group, however, will probably never be happy with the limited range of functions available on the Vega as it is.
We’re impressed with the screen – it is vibrant and responsive to the touch - even if the viewing angles are a little tight. We found it to be great for watching (compatible) movies, with just enough sound... Full review