If you don't have a tablet and have never used one, I can tell you right now, even a cheap ass thing like this is awesome. I can read on a screen bigger than 5". I can watch movies. I can play Future Ops Online without my fingers getting in the way of what I'm seeing.
So, if you're looking for a cheap tablet, I can definitely recommend this one. Just do what I did -- check the reviews (obviously), but also check the forums to make sure there's a verified root method and at least one or two ROMs you can try out, because it's pretty much guaranteed that the stock ROM is going to suck.