I just bought a MID7024 and it ran great but the screen was horrible. It almost looked grainy and was a very low rez screen. I compared it to my wife's nook and the screen on the nook was very crisp and vibrant compared to the 7042. Now my question is how does the screen on the 8042 look? It the screen as good as the kindle and nook? I am willing to return this and give the 8042 a try.