Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 16th Nov 2012 07:43 UTC
Windows A California man is suing Microsoft, alledging that his Surface tablet did not provide the advertised amount of disk space. The 32G device has 16G of space for users, as the operating system uses the other 16G. The 64G Surface leaves 45G free for users. The case will turn on whether Microsoft has clearly explained to customers how much free space the Surface leaves for their use outside of the OS. How much disk space does your OS consume?
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seriously are people really going to use these devices without another piece of kit that has plenty of space?

Yes, because no one wants to hold a tablet and an external HD at the same time. ;)

That would be a good Apple commercial.
"Hi, I'm an iPad."
"And I'm Surface."
"What are you attached to, Surface?"
"That's my external hard drive. I don't have enough space to store stuff and have an operating system."
"That's too bad. There's pizza over there." (iPad walks away.)
"Hey, where are you going? Hold on, wait for me. My hard drive is still plugged in. Could you bring some pizza?"

The lack of space is going to be a hassle for people because it's supposed to be a laptop replacement, and people are gong to expect it to be able to do everything a laptop can do, which includes storing lots of their junk.

Edited 2012-11-16 14:19 UTC

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