So far, most Android tablets have failed to match the iPad in price. (The basic WiFi-only iPad sells for $499.) When Motorola launched the Xoom, the very first tablet running the Honeycomb version of Android, the company sold it for $599 and, unsurprisingly, sales figures were disappointing. Things have become recently more competitive in the price of Android tablets with Asus releasing the entry-level version of their tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer TF101, for $399.
But the Nook Color can be had for just $250. (And you can get it for $25 less if you buy a refurbished one.) Although its 7-inch screen is smaller compared to the aforementioned Android tablets (both of which are 10.1 inches) and it doesn't run Honeycomb (the latest, more tablet-friendly version of Android), even a decent Android tablet with a 7-inch screen, like Dell's Streak 7 or Samsung's Galaxy Tab, starts at $400.