Since my old Nook HD+'s EMMC bit the dust, I finally decided to get a new tablet, but this time i've opted for an x86 based tablet.
after doing some searching, I ended up finding a windows 10 based tablet from NuVision, normally runs for about 150 and is sold directly on M$'s store of third party devices, but managed to get the latest model for 95 USD, and another 13 for a folio cover to keep the screen from picking up scratches while getting toted around with books and a laptop. it also seems to fairly popular for less intensive tasks like internet browsing and video streaming. That's fine by me since anything intensive or for gaming, There are much better options than some tablet.
There are multiple models out there, but they generally seem to be fairly similar other than a CPU change between last year's and this year's version.