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I didn't want to spend $500 for a tablet computer. I didn't even want to spend $400.

So instead I went online and bought a brand-new tablet for a bit less.

The cost? Less than $200 ... and about 20 minutes of my time.

No kidding.

It's hardly a perfect comparison—more on this below—but the tablet is perfect for what I want. I'm not talking about one of those junk tablets from a Chinese website, either.
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Thought this was an excellent article. It's insane that for $200, you can buy a tablet that has internal specs similar to the original iPad, especially when OC'd. I bought mine for that price, and run Honeycomb on it as a daily driver. If you're looking for a cheap tablet, this is definitely a good choice.
    
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Pretty cool. With the right phone, you can have the phone on 3G/4G and broadcasting as a wifi hotspot, and use that with the Nook when there's no other wifi around.
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I do wish it had a more powerful processor though. I agree that it's a bargain, but my Droid is even struggling nowadays, it's at 800mhz.
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The Nook has the same CPU as the Droid 2/X, so slightly updated. It can also easily be overclocked past the Droid 2/X phones at 1.1Ghz. It has the same GPU as the D1 though, but it seems to run most things fine.
    
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Wow. That's pretty cool. I may have to give it a try soon....
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