Dixons Retail, the parent company of PC World and Currys, has jumped on the Android tablet bandwagon and unveiled the Advent Amico and the Advent Vega.

The £129.99 Advent Amico is a 7in touchscreen device while the 10.1in Advent Vega costs £249.99.

The Vega, which offers support for multi-touch, is powered by an nVidia Tegra 2 dual core 1GHz processor and runs Froyo, version 2.2 of the Google Android operating system.

Users will benefit from a 4GB memory card courtesy of a SD card that comes bundled with the devices, as well a Wi-Fi connectivity and a 1.3Mp web cam. The Advent Vega is just 14mm thick and according to Dixons Retails has a bettery life of 10 hours.

The Advent Amico runs Google Android 2.1, is 15mm thick and sports Wi-Fi connectivity and a webcam.

"While top of the range tablets may be all singing and dancing, the Advent Amico is a great, no frills, starter product. The Advent Vega meanwhile offers those who want more from their tablets a quality, performance product at a very affordable price," said Jeremy Fennell from Dixons Retail.

The Advent Amico costs £129.99 while the Advent Vega is priced at £249.99. Both tablets will be available from PC World  and Currys stores from November 1.

The 10.1in Advent Vega

 

The Advent Amico

See also: Advent Verona ultraportable laptop