I got the original Google Nexus 7 for my daughter to use on her way to kindergarten. It’s a 40 minute journey and she would get restless and upset quite often. It has been a great help. She watches movies, listens to music and plays games sometimes.
My wife uses it to surf the internet in the evenings after her laptop died. It’s light and convenient and easy to use. This Nexus 7, the 2013 version is lighter again and has an even more beautiful screen with even more power under the hood. From the Amazon reviews though I guess it is not as solid a device as the first one.
Normally priced at $229 you can get the Google Nexus 7 from Amazon at the moment for just under $200.