A good tablet

I'm looking for a good tablet to get my wife. She wants something in the 8-9" range but could go up to 10". There are obviously some great 10" tablets but I'm having a hard time finding a tablet within the preferred size. She does want an Android tablet which rules out the nook and fire tablets(she doesn't want me to root it and whatnot). I am also aware that there are some Samsung tablets that fit this description pretty well but I'd like to stay away from Samsung if possible(bad experiences). So far I can think of the Xoom 2 Media Edition but would like some other options if possible. A sump up of specs would include: 8-9" screen 16X10 aspect ratio Ideally with MicroSD slot Wifi Front facing camera So if anyone knows of a good 8-9" tablet running android please inform me. Thanks!