As much as I love the experience of IOS devices, I believe the best deal on a 7" tablet right now is the 2013 Nexus 7 (link).
It is light, powerful and has an incredibly beautiful retina-like screen. Really puts the iPad mini to shame. Many have been eagerly waiting for the LTE variant of the new device and it is finally available in Canada.
$349 buys you a brand new 7" tablet with:
- 32GB of storage
- 2GB of RAM
- 7-inch, 1920x1200 display (Full HD)
- Fraunhofer designed sound system
- comes with Android 4.3
- LTE: 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHz
- HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100/AWS (1700/2100) MHz
Since we are talking about the LTE version, I want to mention that the device has pentaband HSPA+ support which means it will work with Wind Mobile, Mobility and videotron, plus LTE support for the big 3 Bell, Rogers, Telus (and their sub-brands Koodoo, Fido, SOLO, etc)