I know there are quite a few of these threads. I rarely start threads, but didn't want to get lost in the other threads and it is for my son, so... Anyway, my wife and I love our iPad 2s and our son and daughter for that matter love them as well. But not wanting to spend 500+ for Christmas. Well probably will with everything, but not on one item. My son, 8 year old, was asking for a Nintendo DSi or a 3DS. He said mainly since it has a camera (he likes pictures). However, he has my old 3G right now, and will be getting a 3GS to use as an iPod when my wife upgrades to the 4S in a week or so. So he already has the ability to take pictures with that. I was looking at the Nintendos and they run for around 169. He already has a DS so he doesn't really need a new one. Talking with the wife I thought about getting him a Kindle Fire. He loves to read and I think this would motivate him to read more. We have Amazon Prime already, so that is a plus. My Sister-In-Law just got one. I didn't have much time to play with it, but it seems to be pretty decent and she likes it. I did some looking online and I couldn't get over the number of cheap Droid Tabs out there. Anywhere from 75 to 200. I realize almost all of those are crap. I would like to keep it around 200 maybe 300 tops. How about the HP TouchPad? I would have gone and created an account on a Droid forum, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. So what say you?