Friend ended up with a "hyundai" one from some website. Seemed a lot better build than the dirt cheap tablets that every man and his dog is peddling on trademe for a huge markup from the price on DX etc. Did what they wanted to have it do fine without any massively standing out performance issues.
But after using all the android tablets I have to say the user interface speed is just trash compared to even the old iPad - things judder and stuff, little pauses between actions etc. Hopefully jellybean makes them usable but lag and judder that is tollerable on a phone certainly isnt on a larger screen.