Buying a tablet without paying attention to what truly makes a useful gadget can cost you a lot, in a negative way. It does not matter whether you are a fan of Android or a lover of iOS. The device you opt to buy must be the one that meets your needs. Following are things you need to keep in mind before you spend your hard-earned money on a tablet.

1. Size matters, it always has

Determine where you will carry the gadget. If you tend to bring things with you in a briefcase, go for a bigger tablet. If you would rather not carry a briefcase, then a pocket-sized tablet, 2 times the size of an iPhone or Android Phone should be good for you.

2. Determine how much typing you will need

If you intend to type a lot, especially if you are an author, consider a tablet that comes with a keyboard. People who do not have a lot of typing needs can go for any tablet, as long as its performance is up to par. If you buy a tablet later and realize that you need a keyboard, it is best to buy a keyboard that is compatible with the device, not buying a completely new tablet. Well, unless you want to.

3. Battery life

Do not buy it if it does not have a good battery life. A smart device that starts to run low on battery shortly after one, two, or three hours of charge is not worth buying. Avoid tablets that will require you to bring a charger with you wherever you go. Remember to read reviews on battery life before buying. I love tablets that can work for at least 24 to 72 hours before the next charge. These are the kinds of devices that you should buy.

4. How much storage will you need?
Whether you plan to buy a tablet under strict budget or cost is not a bother to you, make sure you determine the storage that you need. Available options include 8GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB tablets. Some have SSD card slots for memory expansion, others do not.