Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 16th Nov 2012 07:43 UTC
Windows A California man is suing Microsoft, alledging that his Surface tablet did not provide the advertised amount of disk space. The 32G device has 16G of space for users, as the operating system uses the other 16G. The 64G Surface leaves 45G free for users. The case will turn on whether Microsoft has clearly explained to customers how much free space the Surface leaves for their use outside of the OS. How much disk space does your OS consume?
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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by helf on Fri 16th Nov 2012 17:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2005-07-06

No, the crux of the matter is that MS is advertising a tablet as having "32" gb of storage space and not specifying, clearly, that ACTUAL usable space is a LOT less.

Unless I am mistaken. No one that is sane is arguing otherwise. Just ignore the trolls.

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 16th Nov 2012 18:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

No, the crux of the matter is that MS is advertising a tablet as having "32" gb of storage space and not specifying, clearly, that ACTUAL usable space is a LOT less.

Unless I am mistaken. No one that is sane is arguing otherwise. Just ignore the trolls.

Apple doesn't advertise actual usable space for their ipads. Google doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Nexus 7. Amazon doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Kindle Fire HD. Nobody says anything about it until Microsoft doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Surface. Then all of a sudden this is a huge deal and Microsoft is engaged in false advertisement.

People should easily be able to see how ridiculous it is to blow a hole in their shorts over this. The issue was a non-issue until Microsoft did it too. Then all of a sudden people are all up in arms. It's not because of their "deception" that people readily accept from other tablet makers, ..it's simply because it's Microsoft and people love to piss all over the place when it's Microsoft.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by majipoor on Fri 16th Nov 2012 18:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

A 32GB iPad has 28GB available while a 32GB Surface has 16GB. Can't you understand that at some point it becomes false advertising?

In many reviews I've read one can read that the Surface is cheaper than the iPad by $100, the 32GB Surface being priced as the 16GB iPad which is seen by many as a clear advantage. Problem is that the 32GB Surface should be compared to the 16GB iPad in which case the price advantage disappear.

If this is fair advertising for you, fine, but many won't agree.

Edited 2012-11-16 18:12 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Lorin on Sat 17th Nov 2012 01:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Everyone else advertises their devices 16, 32 64 GB devices, Microsoft advertised 32GB of storage space, which means that is what is available to use. Using the words "storage space" changes everything.

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