Dual Core Tablet Under £250?

March 6, 2011, By Christian Cawley

With the expected explosion in Android and BlackBerry tablets set to occur over the next few months, many of you might have been looking online, seeing the price of some of the expected top models – such as the Motorola Xoom – and thinking about buying an iPad instead.

Dual core tablet under £250

After all, what’s the point of waiting for an open source alternative like Android when the device itself costs more than the Apple device that kickstarted the market?

The benefits of the Motorola Xoom are obvious – a dual core Nvidia Tegra processor, high definition video and the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS designed for use specifically on tablets.

However, don’t be fooled by the price; while this is a powerful and impressive tablet that is likely to do particularly well, there are cheaper alternatives that will provide an almost comparative experience – and much more enjoyment to those of you keen on tweaking.

A case in point is the Advent Vega tablet available in the UK from PC World for under £250 (unsubsidized, around $400); this device comes with the dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 4 finger multitouch and 3G and Wi-Fi with a bonus 4 GB microSD card that can be replaced and expanded up to 32 GB.

The downside is that this device runs a Market-free version Android 2.2 Froyo, and while it possess an impressive HD widescreen LCD display it also has a narrow angle of view.

Where the Advent Vega tablet – currently on sale for under £250 – wins, however, is with the likelihood that a version of Honeycomb will be made available for the device over the next few months. In the meantime there is a massive community at Modaco.com offering fully working Android ROMs with access to the Market and Flas 10.1 support.

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