Brand New, in sealed & unopened box, with a copy of the original receipt in case you want it for warranty purposes.
The 9" Lenovo IdeaTab (model A2109) was just released in September of 2012, and has high reviews (check Amazon, or some other site for reviews). Some of it's advantages are:
> Not too small like many 7" tablets, yet not too big like lots of 10-11" tablets
> Quad-core processor, means no sitting around waiting
> Android operating system opens up a HUGE number of apps
> Priced at ...