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[7]: Comment by ilovebeer
by lucas_maximus on Sat 17th Nov 2012 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by ilovebeer"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Lets spell it out for you.

* The "buyer" who is a lawyer, could have easily found out (it is in the small print, which you should really always read), it putting up a class law suit ... instead of buying an SD card.

* The user (ahem... lawyer) is trying to make a name for himself. This is about consumer rights, it is blatantly about himself.

* These things have been around since companies have sold PCS.

* Other companies are doing it, and that hasn't been mentioned or raeged about ... mainly because it is Microsoft.

These are the same arguments I made, earlier and will continue to make.

If you asked me if I thought it was a bit shitty, I would agree and why I won't buy a surface at this time.

If you think it is unfair they don't advertise it more honestly ... maybe. But I am sorry, unless you are a smart consumer you will get ripped off.

All the information is available at your finger tips ... sorry there is simply no excuse.

Edited 2012-11-17 18:52 UTC

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