I am also completely open to any third-party suggestions (root / install new software etc.) I have basic skills (rooted my last 2 phones and my dads with no problems).
My needs are:
1. Read PDF Files
2. Read + Edit Word / Text Documents (prefer word, but i can settle for RTF or other text formats, so long as it is compatible)
3. Browse the web
4. Works when I need it to, not when it feels like it
5. MUST be able to use SD card (not sure if that's an issue, but i use an SD card for transferring files, mainly .RFT music sheets)
I want to be able to use this at school for storing all of my required PDF files without carrying a laptop everywhere (I have to leave my backpack sometimes, and my tablet fits in my tool box, my laptop, does not)