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I'm looking into buying a tablet for reading, as well as for textbooks for school. On top of this, I will use it for Netflix, and some web browsing. Regardless of my choice, I will strongly consider rooting and using a custom rom, so any issues that can be solved by doing so should be ignored. I don't really need expandable storage, as I have my phone and Sansa Clip Zip for music, and am okay with swapping out movies here and there. I'm looking to stay in the ~$200 range, and am looking at the following tablets:

- Nexus 7 - $165
- Nook HD - $160
- Nook HD+ - $215
- Kindle Fire HD - $160
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9 - $215
- Hisense Sero 7 Pro - $150

All tablets listed are 16GB.

Are there any other tablets in this price range I should consider? I will be using this for as long as possible, and it will be transported around, so build quality should be considered.
Of the ones I mentioned, or any that you'd recommend, could you please state what you think would be best for me and why?

Thanks, I appreciate your time.
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Out of the choices you showed...I would say the nook hd or hd+.....very nice tablets for the price range...nook has put the google play store available for it...so you probably could try it out before rooting it and putting a custom rom on it....have a family member with the nook hd+... gorgeous screen...good battery life to boot....

For myself...I have two hp touchpads with andriod installed on it...one is for the kids...the other I take to work...you can get one off of ebay wjth 32gb for about 100-110 price range usually
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Out of the choices you showed...I would say the nook hd or hd+.....very nice tablets for the price range...nook has put the google play store available for it...so you probably could try it out before rooting it and putting a custom rom on it....have a family member with the nook hd+... gorgeous screen...good battery life to boot....

For myself...I have two hp touchpads with andriod installed on it...one is for the kids...the other I take to work...you can get one off of ebay wjth 32gb for about 100-110 price range usually

Ended up jumping on a deal I found. Nook HD+ 16GB for $145. Couldn't pass that up!
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Ended up jumping on a deal I found. Nook HD+ 16GB for $145. Couldn't pass that up!

where did you find that one??...I would jump on that one myself...
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where did you find that one??...I would jump on that one myself...

32GB version is also available for $165. The deal requires you to have a B&N membership. Details on the deal can be seen here.
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