Re: Is it worth buying a Blackberry Playbook as a cheap tablet?
I did end up buying the Playbook. With BB10 on the way, the old tablet is discontinued so I got it, plus the bluetooth keyboard (needed), case, charging stand, HDMI cable, stylus (for graphics editing on the go) and a ton of really useful apps for a little over $200 combined. For my needs, a good deal. Plus, now that RIM updated the OS, it's simple to side load Android apps and games, so I'm not really doing without anything.
The Galaxy Note is terrific, but also $500 here. Maybe if I really fall in love with the idea of doing any sort of high end work on a tablet it'd be something I'd consider for the future. I'm more of a power user for laptops than tabs.