Amazon Kindle Fire

With access to thousands of movies, TV shows, books, and songs, the Kindle Fire is one of the very best media consumption devices available. The $200 price makes it a low risk investment that pays off with a simple, elegant interface and tons of media options. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.5 stars

MSRP: $199.99

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

For the one who wants more app freedom than the Kindle Fire provides and doesn't mind the additional levels of complexity that come as a byproduct, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a great choice. Its dual cameras, full Android 4.0 OS, and expandable storage makes it well-worth its $250 price. Read full review
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Apple iPad 2

Don't sleep on the iPad 2. While it's no longer the new hotness, this now $400 tablet is still one of the best available with a fast processor and access to an incredible number of awesome apps. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
4 stars

MSRP: $399.00

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Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet (16GB)

At $250, the Nook Tablet offers more storage than the Kindle Fire as well as expandable storage through its microSD card slot. Those looking for a less handhold-y e-reading alternative to the Fire will find it here. Read full review
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Amazon Kindle

Think owning an iPad means they don't need a Kindle? Wrong. The featherweight Kindle is great for distraction-free reading, and -- unlike that beefy iPad -- it won't cause wrist fatigue during long sessions of content consumption. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.5 stars

MSRP: $79.00

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Yes, there's a $99 version of the Nook Simple Touch, but we prefer the newer, lighter model that adds a built-in light. It's well worth the extra $40. Read full review
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