I am having a buyer's crisis of too many options! Let me break it down so I don't write a 10-page 'help' post... I currently OWN: 1. Desktop PC w/ MS Windows Vista Home Premium - Customized and updated periodically by my computer-savvy and PC-building Dad. Has been used almost solely for gaming (WoW & Diablo) 2. Acer Aspire Laptop w/ MS Windows 7 - 4GB Memory, 320GB HD, 15.6" Screen, Appx. 3 mo. old. Originally bought for easier/portable internet and ability to use around the home, also for writing and storage for music, small videos (watching TV episodes), and e-books directory. 3. Samsung Proclaim 'Smart Phone' w/ pre-paid 'Unlimited Talk + Data' by Straight Talk - Android OS, used mainly as a talk+text cell, only occasionally use 3G or Wi-Fi for Facebook, have been trying out the Aldiko e-book reader, use rear cam for pics and video rarely, do enjoy a few apps. Purchased after relic 'flip-phone' broke, realized paying $45/mo. for 'Unlimited Data' was being wasted on a phone with no web access. 4. 6-month-old basic 'Kobo Slick' e-reader, bought on a tight budget for ebook use. I am an avid reader and have a difficult time holding larger books. I do enjoy e-readers that have the e-ink style screen. This reader was very cheap, and I definitely got what I paid for. It is pretty much bricked right now, the buttons barely function, and the display routinely re-boots for no reason at all. It's the need for a new e-reader that sent me searching the web for the best deal I can get on what I want in my device. I am looking for these features: -Longer battery life -Good e-reader, e-ink display if possible, Nook is preferred over Kindle, though any other brand would be acceptable. -Smaller than a laptop, lighter and thinner would be nice -Attachable or wireless keyboard is a plus (the feature that drew my attention to the MS 'Surface' tablet.) -Does NOT need to be a complete full-color full-touch screen, although this will likely be unavoidable if I wanted to watch videos on it, which is another bonus. -Plays music and videos -HDMI output -Front AND Rear camera -Trying to avoid any Apple products, would rather have Android or Microsoft My questions are: +Does ANYONE know what device would have the most of my choice features for the best value? Where could I find devices like these online for the best price? +Is it possible to find the MS Surface with keyboard for less than $400? +Do you think I should just go ahead and drop $100 on a Nook Touch for the e-reader I desire the most? Or is it a good idea to try to find a decent tablet for a slightly higher cost? Thanks for the advice, and I hope I can find a good deal online for these holiday sales before they are gone!