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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RE: 64GB 2013?
by avgalen on Wed 30th Jan 2013 08:47 UTC in reply to "64GB 2013?"
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I really don't understand the need for a hibernate file anymore. It actually takes longer now to restore from a hibernate file than to do a clean reboot. So I assume they simply disable hibernating and use sleep+connected standby. The only reason I could think of why they would enable hibernate is for "your battery is at 1%, now saving everything and closing down" scenarios.

Swapfiles should never be entirely disabled, but they don't have to be many gigabytes of data either

And as I have mentioned, a restore file only needs to be 2.5 gig, even with multiple restore points in it (Microsofts own WIM is an excellent format for storing these images and can be restored with built in tools)

Can anyone provide diskspace numbers for the Surface RT?

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