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[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Lorin on Sat 17th Nov 2012 01:01 UTC 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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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sat 17th Nov 2012 01:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

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.

No, ...it doesn't. The device DOES have 32GB of storage. Part of it is used by the OS. Just like every other device.

Some people try to find any pathetic excuse to cry about Microsoft, I swear.

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RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Lorin on Sat 17th Nov 2012 05:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

I have a law degree and no matter what any shill says, the law does recognize that distinction and will act on it.

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RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by lucas_maximus on Sat 17th Nov 2012 09:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/why-the-8gb-wii-u-can-only-st...

Nothing has been said about Nintendo doing exactly the same thing.

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RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by segedunum on Sat 17th Nov 2012 16:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

No, ...it doesn't. The device DOES have 32GB of storage. Part of it is used by the OS. Just like every other device.

No. If you advertise a box with five cubic metres of space and you actually get two then the law has and can act on that kind of misrepresentation. You cannot argue that you do actually get that advertised storage but the walls of the box take up over 50% of it. It simply doesn't work like that.

I hate to burst the bubble of the non-sensical arguments you people are making but there have been umpteen legal precedents for this in many, many countries. It's as old as advertising itself.

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