Cheapest iPad 2 Alternative Yet : The £207 Advent Vega

However good the iPad 2 is going to be at launch, it will be very difficult for it to beat the Advent Vega tablet pound for pound, especially if you are planning to fly out anytime soon to any destination.

Call any Dixons Travel airport store in the UK (list is here), check whether the item is in stock and reserve it (product number is 050609) and you might bag it for as little as £207, down from its original price of £250.

Launched back in November 2010, the Advent Vega represents an elegant alternative to the iPad 2 which is likely to cost twice as much as the Vega.

The tablet features some of the features that are expected to land on the Apple iPad 2; it comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra Cortex-A9 based system on chip clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM (that's twice the current iPad), 512MB ROM, a 4GB microSD card, a webcam, Wi-Fi and most importantly, runs Android 2.2 with full Flash compatibility since the 15th of February.

It also sports a big 10.1-inch, 1024x600 pixels LED backlit screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a HDMI output, a two cell battery with a 1080p playtime of up to 6.5 hours and weighs only 750g.