My ipad 3 was only $499 at Best Buy. 16GB. I expect the Nexus 10, which has something better than the retina display( my only reason to consider it) will likely cost that much if not more.
The Kyros MID7015 is nothing close to the D2 Pad. True, they are el-cheapo, but the Kyros had three things which killed it. 1) it ran Android 2.1 (lets face it, Eclair sucked plus having any 'new' tablet running THAT in a then-Honeycomb era was stupid) 2) it had hardly any RAM to speak of--256MB. It was a miracle it booted at all. 3) it was overpriced at a whopping $199 at K-Mart
Samsung Galaxy Precedent (rooted, AreaRom 3.4 , sd-ext w/ 3.65GB internal space)
Kindle Fire (1st Gen, rooted, AOKP JB 4.1, Nova Launcher)
Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G LTE (rooted, Carbon ROM)