Looking for Tablets for my 2 Teenagers for Xmas. Was originally going to just get them Kindles, then saw the Nook Color, then saw the price. So that's when I thought about getting them used/refurbished Tablets. Wanted to get them something color since they like to read comics and mangas also. Plus they are also interested in D&D and figured they could use it for that. So I'm basically just looking for something with a good enough screen for them to read off of, but I'm sure they'd like to do more on it if they can. 1. What is your budget? $200-$250/Each preferably $300 max/each if I absolutely have to, but don't really want too 2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? absolutely, that's what I'm planning on 3. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? Not sure. Whatever they can read and write on. But honestly don't know the differences. 4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? Compact - Mainstream. Big enough to make it easy to read from yet not too big and bulky to hold (for a 12 and 14 yr old). * Small and light ~ 5" to 8.9" * Compact ~ 10" * Mainstream ~ 12.1" * Large ~ 13.3" 5. Which country do you intent to purchase from? USA 6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? nope as I don't have enough information about them 7. How many hours battery life do you require? Doesn't matter, it'll be used inside house by outlets mainly. 8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Reading Comics, Manga's, D&D Books, Surfing net, maybe playing Emulators, Some Sketching probably and notetaking 9. Do you have an OS preference? XP Tablet or Win 7 (something they are familiar with) 10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) PDF Readers, Firefox, whatever games it'll run, maybe videos 10. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. They would like too, but that's not why I'm buy it. Roblox is what my youngest loves, so if it plays that, it's a bonus. Screen Specifics 1. What resolution do you prefer? Not sure what Resolution. Whatever works to read from. If XGA is good enough to read PDFs from then that will work. * XGA - 1024x768 ~ large and easy to read text and graphic icons but you fit less on the screen. * SXGA - 1400x1050 ~ Small text and graphic icons which require good vision but the gain is a much larger screen. (no longer available new, must look for used or refurbished machines) * WXGA - 1280x768 ~ has a wider usable area than XGA, ideal for viewing Spreadsheets and other programs that require desktop space. The mainly used resolution for new tablet PCs since 2008. 2. Do you require the screen to be readable in sunlight? Not really, sure they'll be using it indoors more often than not See the above linked FAQ for guidance 3. Do you prefer your display to be glossy or matte? Not sure, whatever is easier on the eyes to read from 4. Do you require Touch? (without pressure sensitivity) (Which one: resistive or capacitive) Would like, but doesn't really matter See the above linked FAQ for guidance 5. Do you require a Pen? (with pressure sensitivity) (Which one: Wacom or N-Trig) Would like See the above linked FAQ for guidance Component Specifics 1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Atleast 60GB HDD, and would like to beable to upgrade to 2GB RAM if possible. 2. Do you require an Optical (CD/DVD) Drive to be built in? No 3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? No doesn't matter Misc 1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above? 2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration? I'll be ordering them (whatever I choose) this Wed. (12/8). I've been trying to research this stuff myself, but didn't think of getting these for them until very recent, so I'm running out of time. So I'm turning to you guys for help. I was/am looking at the TC1100 right now. That or a Fujitsu p1510D (even though I think the screen might be too small for reading Comics/PDFs), or the 4020, 4220. Something like that. Basically the best Tablet deal I can find for around $200-$300 each.