My kids got a Nexus 7 for Christmas and they haven't put it down yet! It has 32g hard drive and I think has allows to expand with an SD drive. The clarity is great and was only 250 dollars. It works well as an e-reader and for playing games and watching videos. It believe it is a wifi only tablet and doesn't allow for contract plans (but that works for us).

I have to say I like the idea of the iPad because of the automatic sync option for the apple devices, but the cost of the iPad just kills me.
2b/c, medium/high porosity, medium/coarse texture
Current HG: Kinky Curly errythang, GVPCB, LALSG

"I will never be the woman with perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it."