I just saw a kid's 7" Nabi 2 tablet on Walmart ad that has exactly the features I want except it is bright red and over 1/2" thick. If they can do it for kids for $199 why not for adults?
I prefer the 7" format. It's portable, easier to hold when reading. I just don't get why major manufacturers don't give 7" tablets the same features as larger tablets. Google Nexus and Kobo Arc are close. They just skipped the sd slot and hdmi out to lower costs. Acer a110 has these but it has lower resolution and battery life and feature for feature seems overpriced.
My minimum wish list is:
1.2 mhz, 1024 X 600, 1 gb ram, 8 gig memory, hdmi out, micro sd slot up to 32 gb, usb 2.0, 1 mp front camera, microphone, speakers, chat compatible, google play store, 8 hr battery, assisted gps, wifi and decent customer support.
Awaiting new offerings in the new year........