My mother raved about the iPad my older brother purchased her for Christmas; my younger brother bought one, too. Then, my best friend was in the market for a tablet and I followed him from Staples, to Best Buy to Barnes & Noble. I was impressed by the screen quality and the price of the Nook. Also, I don’t need the camera or communication features that are aspects of the iPad. Well, B&N now updated the Nook to include Google Play; mine updated itself. Over the weekend I downloaded the Google Music Manager and accessed my tunes. I also bought my first game: The Room. And I was even able to download that Papa John’s app. This week B&N is running a deal through Mother’s Day. You can get the HD+ 32 GB for $209. My friend played with my Nook since the Google Play update and liked the tablet better than before; he is considering purchasing one. If you collect points from Best Buy, as he does, you can get the HD+ 32GB for $200 and get a nice coupon from Best Buy. Believe me, that is an awesome deal — wish I would have waited for it! It would make a nice present for your mom or for a recent grad. Compare the specs to Apple and read the other reviews in Best Buy.