Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 00:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Marco Arment: "Everyone should play by the same rules. A proposal: storage capacities referenced or implied in the names or advertisements for personal computers, tablets, and smartphones should not exceed the amount of space available for end-user installation of third-party applications and data, after enough software has been installed to enable all commonly advertised functionality. With today's OSes, iPads could advertise capacities no larger than 12, 28, 60, and 124 GB and the Surface Pros could be named 23 and 83 GB." Wholly agreed. When I buy a box of 100 staples, I expect it to contain ~100 staples - not 50 because the other 50 are holding the box together.
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darkcoder
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2006-07-14

That buss is kind of pointless. It have been on computers for ages. Most low cost computers come with integrated graphic solutions that take a chunk of memory from the system. In other words, a computer with 4 GB of RAM end up with 3.0-3.5 GB available for users depending on the integrated solution. And again, this have been the case for AGES.

Edited 2013-02-01 18:29 UTC

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