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Every books I have to get for my classes are 100+$, I was able to buy some of them used at around 50$ while I don't have any option than to buy new books when I can't find used one.

I've found several books for free online so I thought instead of buying them, I could instead invest my hard earned money into something that would be a bit more useful and last longer than a single session.
I had zero appeal to get a tablet before that moment, now the idea to have a small and light tablet is much more interesting. Only inconvenient is that I need something big enough to easily read really small characters. I should have the dimension of a regular book. I tried reading the sony reader 6'' but it is way too small. I also doubt the ipad 7.47'' is enough...

Gaming would be only to pass time like in travels or such moment when you have nothing else to do.

I don't need the tab right now. The sooner the better though. Tell me the current best options and your experience if you have one?
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I'm not sure how far away they are going to be, but the new Windows 8 tablets are going to be awesome. If that isn't what you're into, the Nexus 7 seems to be a great one to pick up lately. There is a refurbished Xoom for sale just about every day for ~$200 if you want that.
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The nexus 7 has a great screen, great battery life, is fast, and costs about $200-$250. It's a 7", but it has an insane bang for the buck ratio.

If you want a bigger 10" tablet then look for an older, used iPad.
    
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Any idea when the win8 tablets are coming?

@Willanhanyard I thought they were 7.47' redface.gif will check this thought wink.gif edit: price asked is too much for used ipad.
Edited by Just a nickname - 10/2/12 at 11:24am
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In my opinion the Nexus is a bit overpriced, considering it lacks the SD card slot - you can have http://www.overclock.net/t/1300429/ainol-novo-7-fire as low as 150$, which has the same screen and SD card slot. However, its a china tablet so support, probably, will not be quite as good - as far as I have seen tho the community backing is there for novo with several custom ROM's.
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Win Surface tabs are coming out by the end of the month. You better plan on ordering one at midnight though because like any new product it's going to sell out fast.
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best compromise,nexus 7.all other have hurddle you dont want to bother with.w8will be uber but enough to dtrone the king of the tablet?(nexus 7)nope not gona happen.
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