Dixons Retail has announced it will stock the Advent tablet range, aimed at delivering budget and premium devices as the race to launch tablets in time for Christmas gathers momentum.
The premium Vega comes with a 10.1in multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, and an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor powers the Android 2.2 operating system.
Other key features of the Vega include a 1.3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and a 4GB SD memory card.
The Vega has a claimed battery life of up to 10 hours and will cost £249.99, which is less than the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it could struggle to attract business users as it lacks 3G.
Advent aims to entice entry-level users with the budget Amico model. It is confirmed to feature a 7in touchscreen, Wi-Fi and runs the slightly older Android 2.1 OS.
Unsurprisingly, Jeremy Fennell, category director at Dixons Retail, expects tablets to be one of the most popular gifts this Christmas.
“While top-of-the-range tablets may be all-singing and dancing, the Advent Amico is a great, no frills, starter product,” he said.
“The Advent Vega, meanwhile, offers those who want more from their tablets a quality, performance product at a very affordable price.”
Currys and PC World will have a full range of tablets in stores from 1 November, the same day as the Samsung Galaxy Tab is due to launch.
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