Just thought I'd better get that out of the way. I've used an iPad from day 1 and find it to be a very useful tool. I use it every day for everything: email, facebook, movies, reading, as a VDI terminal, SSH, VNC - everything.
A couple of years ago, I thought it would be good to get some experience with Android, so I bought a Nook Color and loaded CyanogenMod Android on it's SD Card.
It worked, but it was a bit slow, apps crashed or didn't run, yadda yadda yadda. A couple of months ago, I upgraded it with a newer N2ACards version and loaded up a bunch of apps. It worked better.
I just upgraded my Nook Color Android to Jelly Bean using the N2A cards update. And I really like it.
Smooth upgrade, very easy to do - they provided video instructions and it was trivial. I loaded TouchDown and hooked it up to my corporate account in a couple of minutes. I also loaded VMLite VNC Server and was connected to it from my Mac in another couple of minutes. Performance is also much better.
I may actually use it...
Here's a screen shot of the VNC Viewer running on the Mac:
If you're looking for a cheap and easy way to get into Android Jelly Bean - pick up a Nook Color and load it up. Very nice.