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[7]: Comment by ilovebeer
by segedunum on Sun 18th Nov 2012 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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At the end of the day, Microsoft have said it is a 32GB version with 16gb of free space. It is on their website, it is easily googled and if you ask when buying one....

I'm afraid legally that's still false advertising. No one gets away with putting something up publicly and then saying "Oh well if you'd asked us then we would have told you what we really meant by 32GB of storage."

False advertising precedents. Look them up.

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RE[8]: Comment by ilovebeer
by lucas_maximus on Sun 18th Nov 2012 18:18 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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Actually unless you are a lawyer or a judge, you opinion is pretty much irrelevant.

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