I can't believe I'm actually asking this, but what are some good, cheap tablets that can run Ubuntu? I'm considering getting a tablet, but I don't really want an expensive one like an iPad. And I love Ubuntu. So what tablets are out there that are cheap, but can also run Ubuntu 12.04 without much lag if it's installed after purchase? Personal anecdotes would be appreciated! Note: I'm not asking you to help me shop, just to formulate a list of tablets (+personal preference) that can use Ubuntu.
What you will need
Nexus 7 Tablet (8GB or 16GB) Standard MicroUSB Cable (should come with the device) Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer installed on your development system Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or Later
Micro USB Host Cable (OTG Cable) - used for attaching keyboard, mouse, etc.
Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer
A simple graphical installer has been provided, and is available in a PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-nexus7/ubuntu-nexus7-installer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-nexus7-installer
Tablets so far do not come with Ubuntu natively installed on them. However, there are many out there that have workarounds.
For instance, my tablet is the discontinued HP Touchpad. Using moboot, I have Ubuntu 11.10 booting natively. Though there are some glitches when you go this route since the tablet was never designed to run a full featured Operating System (for instance, Ubuntu on the HP Touchpad has wireless driver issues if you are connecting to a secured wireless router. Open networks are fine, just not secured).
If you find a tablet you like search on Google for "tablet name" Ubuntu install and see if anything comes up. Another good website to keep on the lookout for "hacks" is the XDA developers forum.
I think this might be a solution for you: http://pengpod.com/products/ It's set to release in January
I'm pretty sure the yet-to-be-released KDE Vivaldi tablet will be able to run Ubuntu.