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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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 16th Nov 2012 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer
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No, the crux of the matter is that MS is advertising a tablet as having "32" gb of storage space and not specifying, clearly, that ACTUAL usable space is a LOT less.

Unless I am mistaken. No one that is sane is arguing otherwise. Just ignore the trolls.

Apple doesn't advertise actual usable space for their ipads. Google doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Nexus 7. Amazon doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Kindle Fire HD. Nobody says anything about it until Microsoft doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Surface. Then all of a sudden this is a huge deal and Microsoft is engaged in false advertisement.

People should easily be able to see how ridiculous it is to blow a hole in their shorts over this. The issue was a non-issue until Microsoft did it too. Then all of a sudden people are all up in arms. It's not because of their "deception" that people readily accept from other tablet makers, ..it's simply because it's Microsoft and people love to piss all over the place when it's Microsoft.

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