Best Android Tablet for Game Emulation?

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  1. RustyBulletHole
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    Hello there. I am buying an Android tablet. I don't currently own one, so I don't know if this post belongs here. I've been searching and this seems like a good place to ask. What is the best Android Tablet for emulating game consoles such as Nintendo 64 or Playstation, or possibly Nintendo DS fluently? I was thinking of replacing the Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7's flash memory card, but I'd like to hear from you guys. I'd prefer a 7 inch and under $400. the Motorola Xoom 7" looks pretty good.
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    The Nesoid series is pretty good. I use NESoid and SNESoid all the time with a WiiMote and classic controller to play old school games. (nesoid.com)

    N64 Emulator in the Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.n64.emulator.free&feature=search_result) has good reviews. I have not tried it, but that should do what you need.

    As far as replacing the memory card, I am going to say good luck. Most of these devices have it soldered on to the board, and it is also partitioned into a few pieces (data, cache, system, recovery, etc.) and you would have to get these partitions (and a recovery program) on to the chip before it will boot to anything. Without recovery, it would pretty much be like a PC with no BIOS and an empty hard drive.

    You may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus or the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Both come with a minimum of 8 GB of internal storage and advertise 32 GB capable microSD slot (if you format the 64 GB card to NTFS those work as well).

    It has a slightly lower resolution than the the Nexus7, but with storage expansion. The Galaxy Tab 2.0 7" sells for around $250 for the 8 GB model. I have not seen any larger ones, but I heard a rumor they exist. I saw the 32 GB 7.0 Plus for $438 on Amazon (and it has a better front facing camera than the Tab 2 7.0)
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    Hp touchpad!!!! It ships with web os. But thanks to cyanogenmod 9 and the ability to dual boot both android and web os, makes the touchpad the best tablet in the world for the price. I currently own several tablets so im not just saying it for nothing...but i can tell you to stay away from coby kyros tablets, they are cheap in price and in hardware
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    Twin, I'm sure the HP Touchpad is nice, but I'm looking for a tablet around 7 inches. also, would you guys recommend the Motorola Xoom 7" once it comes out?
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