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I am looking for a tablet for school. So I can use Ebooks because they are cheaper. I personally think that Ipad, Ipod, ICRAP ect... is expensive trendy crap. I dont want to pay 500 dollars for a small slow piece of silicon and cheap thin stainless steal. $150 is my top dollar price range. I know the prices on kindle's I was just wonder what my other options are. It would be cool if I could find one for under 150, that would all so play video.
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Kindle Fire would be an excellent choice, but it is $200. I'm sure after a few weeks people will find a way to port ICS over to it.
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You could take a look at some Chinese slates like the ZT280 C91 or some Newsmy 8" ones. Newsmy is a trusted brand in China and I was recommended to get one but I don't like their tablets being 8".

I'm looking at getting a ZT280 C91 myself. It's got an A9 with a standard Mali 400 GPU. It doesn't sound like a bad thing but you get what you pay for.

Alternatively you could go for a Nook Colour, root it and install one of the many custom Androids for it. That does have an older, slower, A8 and is 7".

I would advise against a Kindle Fire, as it has no SD slot and I'm willing to bet Kindle will release one with an SD slot once a lot of these Fire tablets have been sold.
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I would definitely recommend the Nook Color. Very easy to root and you could probably find a used one pretty cheap. I love mine and use it mainly as a manga reader or if I need something smaller than my laptop for some minor school work. Grabbed mine back around the beginning of the year and got a good deal on it used.
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I would second the Nook color for that price range. Pretty sure you can find them for that price on ebay either used or refurbished.

EDIT: Just checked ebay, you can by them from barnes and noble off ebay refurbished for 149$ with free shipping. Pretty nice.
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What is the tablet actually for?

If you want to do productivity work, get a laptop.

If you want to read e-books, then get a $80 Kindle (or $100-$130 minus ads or with touch).

If you want a multi-use tablet, expect to spend more like $200 and up.

Your best bet is likely to just keep your sig rig, and get a 12" laptop from a couple generations back. It will be roughly in your price range, offer many times more performance, storage, and wifi range then a tablet, and it is great for typing notes. Something from the IBM Thinkpad or Dell Latitude line will last for quite a long time, and while they aren't as hip as tablets, they are actually useful.
    
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