Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review

The 7-inch tablet powered by plenty of Nvidia oomph and with a stylus to boot

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Battery life

Battery life is still a big concern for many when they're considering buying any form of mobile device, and even with budget devices users still expect a reasonable amount of usage before reaching for the charger.

The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 includes a sealed 4100mAh battery that is around the maximum size you'd expect to be crammed in to a 7-inch frame.

It's slightly larger than the latest Nexus 7, which appeared to be a very frugal device in our recent review, but considerably less than the larger iPad Mini 2 which comes with a whopping 6471mAh dual-cell battery.

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Of course it's tricky to compare different devices, with different chipsets and even different operating systems, but in real-world use the Tegra Note 7 performed well, but not excellently when in maximum performance mode.

The Tegra 4 consists of 5 ARM Cortex A15 cores, four for full performance and an 'energy saver' core that kicks in when in low power or idling mode. The main four cores run at 1.8GHz, while the shadow core runs at just 696mHz so as to enable it to sip frugally at the Note 7's battery.

Fortunately, as I mentioned earlier, there's a very useful tool Nvidia has built in to Android's settings to adjust the tablet's performance which will no doubt help you get every drop out of the tablet, or run it at full-throttle speed to fly through the latest graphically intense games.

Using it as my main device for the day, I spent time checking social media, sending and receiving emails from two separate accounts, used Google Maps and enabled the inbuilt GPS on my commute to and from work, browsed the web for around half an hour and let all the background services synchronise freely.

By 6pm the battery had dropped to 58%, from where I then put the tablet through our 90 minute HD video test – played with the screen at full brightness. Once the video had finished, the Note was down to 35%, a loss of 23% comparing well to the LG G Pad 8.3 which lost 30%, and not far off the Tesco Hudl which dropped 21% during the same test.

I never felt that the Tegra Note 7 was ready to die on me at any point, even after running some intensive benchmarks there was still plenty of life to be had, leading me to believe the claimed 10-hour figure.


To best understand how this particular tablet stacks up I ran a series of benchmarks to get an idea of just how fast this Tegra 4 chip really is.

Advent Vega Tegra Note

Antutu tests a range of tests designed to stress the processor, graphics, memory and other factors to tally up a score of 35250 that for the Tegra Note, puts it just ahead of the Galaxy Note 3, which is driven by a fast Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm.

It also easily beat the Nexus 7, but don't let that fool you in to thinking the Google tablet isn't anything other incredibly responsive.

Next up, Geekbench came in with a score of 932 in the single-core CPU test and 2455 in the multi-core test, to peg it alongside similar scores achieved by the 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

In the first of the browser-based tests, I ran the SunSpider Java test. This benchmark helps give an indication of the speed at which Javascript can be run – something that makes up a lot of app and web content. The Note mustered a time of 548.2ms, just beating the Nexus 7 that comes in around 600.

Overall the Tegra Note 7 performed remarkably well across all benchmarks for such an inexpensive tablet, easily matching scores of competitors that are up to three times pricier.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time10 Hour
Product FamilyVega Tegra Note
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean
Brand NameAdvent
Form FactorSlate
Processor TypeTegra 4
Screen Size17.8 cm (7")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)320 g
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyIn-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Height120 mm
Width190 mm
Depth904 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
ManufacturerAdvent Computer
Product Model074792
Product NameVega Tegra Note 074792 Tablet
Product LineVega Tegra Note
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part Number074792
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Vega Tegra Note 7" Tablet

Combines speed and power with full mobile capability and an affordable price-tag

Whether you want to play games on the move, watch videos at home or get on with some work while commuting, the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7" Tablet will help you make the most of your time.

Package Contents
  • Vega Tegra Note 074792 Tablet
  • AC Adapter
  • DirectStylus Pen
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • USB Charging Cable
Limited Warranty1 Year