Another shortcoming of tablet computers is their lack of space relative to desktop and laptop machines. Most tablets use flash memory instead of hard disks. This means that while some tablets have more than adequate storage capabilities -- the top of the line iPad 2 has 64 GB -- they pale in comparison to hard disks, which can offer hundreds of gigs worth of space.
How do you get around this? Give your tablet an external hard drive. Hard drives for the Sahara Slate Tablet range from 80 GB for $70 to 250 GB for over $400. There's something here for every budget.
While most tablets aren't designed to be total replacements for your main computer, some of us do need to have everything at our fingertips. Tablet hard drives make that job a little easier.
Next up: Your tablet is great, but what if you don't just want it to lie flat? Tablet stands are the way to go.