Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2013 23:58 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft has been absolutely pummeled in the press and in reader comments this week by pundits and customers alike. They feel cheated by the amount of free storage space available to them on the new line of Surface Pro devices. But is that criticism fair or even valid?" Spoiler alert: turns out, it isn't. Both devices have about the same free space available, and by creating a USB restore drive for Windows on the Surface, you can actually get a little more on the Surface Pro. Interestingly enough, Microsoft confirmed on Reddit that their original numbers - which caused the ruckus - were wrong, because they were based on pre-production hardware, with debug code and other additional stuff on it. Oh Microsoft.
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RE[4]: Wait, what??
by _txf_ on Sat 9th Feb 2013 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wait, what??"
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"If my Nexus S phone had come with ~7GB free out of the 16GB eMMC on board I would have passed.

Then definitely don't upgrade to a Nexus 4. Only ~12GB free on the 16GB advertised storage available plus starts to crawl when it fills up (

That is still the majority of free space dedicated to the user. The 64GB Surface a massive minority (the 128 has more acceptable ratios). One should note that even the 8GB Nexus 4 has about 5.5GB dedicated to the user (the 16 actually has 13.33GB)

Edited 2013-02-09 17:49 UTC

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