Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2013 18:47 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, due on February 9th, will have a smaller amount of storage space than expected. A company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the 64GB edition of Surface Pro will have 23GB of free storage out of the box. The 128GB model will have 83GB of free storage. It appears that the Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition will make up the 41GB total on the base Surface Pro model." Oh Microsoft.
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Bloatware forever.
by tomz on Tue 29th Jan 2013 20:39 UTC
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You will care when you want to put your videos, music, or whatever else and you find you have to insert an SD card, or attach a USB drive.

Maybe it is just to have a cheap entry model price-point.

(Also remember things take storage while processing - you usually need to have both the old and new versions and may need them uncompressed while editing).

Steve Jobs described the PC as a truck. This is like a micro-pickup. A washer and dryer will need two trips.

Maybe they are trying to push cloud storage. But then it looks as they are making a very expensive, slow, cumbersome, chromebook.

The abyss is just beneath the surface.

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