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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Keep in mind that ARM binaries tend to be larger than x86 binaries due to the fact that all instructions on 32-bit ARM (unless using thumb) are 4-byte long unlike x86 which has a variable length for instructions.

An excellent point, except that we're talking about Surface Pro which does not run on ARM, but on X64.

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