The new iPad may have a dazzling display, optional 4G LTE wireless, and a better rear-facing camera, but it's stuck with the same storage specs as the original model: 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB. And since there's no external storage slot, the only way to boost capacity is to buy a roomier iPad. Competing tablets are expandable, but they can't match the PC's cavernous capacities.
While iPad fans are waiting for a 128-GB model, many laptops feature 1-TB hard drives and desktops with 2-TB drives are commonplace. Sure, you could offload your tablet files to cloud services such as Apple's iCloud (and soon Microsoft SkyDrive for Windows 8 tablets), but local storage is best--particularly where Internet access is spotty.