Are you looking for a powerful little tablet for yourself, or perhaps a Christmas present? Then you might want to mosey on over to Newegg, where EVGA's model of the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 reference hardware is currently on sale. You can pick one up for just $129.99, an impressive $70 off of the retail price. Newegg is also offering free economy shipping via its "super Eggsaver" option. Sorry, international readers: though Newegg has stores in a handful of other countries, it looks like this deal is limited to the US.
The Tegra Note family of 7-inch tablets use the Tegra 4 processor, which is still a beast of a system (especially for gaming) more than a year after it debuted on the original SHIELD. Aside from the processor, the Tegra Note hardware is pretty similar to the original 2012 Nexus 7, including a 1280x800 screen and 1GB of RAM. But the Tegra Note 7 also includes a 5MP rear camera, MicroSD card slot, and an integrated passive stylus (plus NVIDIA's impressive note software), making it a good all-around 7 incher and an excellent budget device. The front-facing speakers and HDMI-out port don't hurt, either.
Updates for the EVGA Tegra Note 7 and other nearly-identical hardware comes directly from NVIDIA, which is generally very fast on the draw when it comes to new versions of Android. That said, the tablets are still on 4.4.2 about three months after 4.4.3 (and later 4.4.4) became available. If you're on the fence, be sure to check out Cameron's review of the hardware.