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Currys Cuts Price Advent Vega "iPad Killer" Tablet PC To £238

The Advent Vega, which many have qualified as one of the very few iPad competitors, was one of the better tablet devices launched last year and was a stunning bargain based on its very low price.

Currys (opens in new tab) has made it an even more compelling purchase by cutting its price to just £237.50 using the code 5OFF at checkout.

The Advent Vega is only 14mm thick and weighs 750g; yet despite its relatively small size, it packs a 10-inch 1024x600 pixels screen resolution, an Nvidia Tegra 2 Cortex A9-based processor clocked at 1GHz, a proper GPU, 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM.

There's already a 4GB microSD card reader although you can swap it for something beefier like a 16GB model which can be had from Amazon or 7Dayshop for £16.

The rest of the feature list include a USB port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI out, a 2-cell battery that can power the tablet for up to 6.5 hours (when watching 1080p content) or 16 hours when the LCD is switched off.

The only downside of the tablet is that it doesn't fully support Flash 10.1 as you'd expect from a device with Android 2.2. However, Advent says that there will be an update coming up soon.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.