i think its still fast if you plan to use a custom rom kitkat and maybe just buy a refurbished (used) that can cost for 120 bucks and thats a great deal.
just buy the 8.9 that has a free camera and a higher clock processor and gpu and maybe a better battery life.
i plan to buy one in ebay or maybe in my local craiglist.
The new HTC nexus 9 has the same screen size but has a better 64 bit processor and a more resolution.
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