Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2013 18:47 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, due on February 9th, will have a smaller amount of storage space than expected. A company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the 64GB edition of Surface Pro will have 23GB of free storage out of the box. The 128GB model will have 83GB of free storage. It appears that the Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition will make up the 41GB total on the base Surface Pro model." Oh Microsoft.
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Sounds about right
by sukru on Tue 29th Jan 2013 19:15 UTC
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I have a similar setup at home. Windows 8 media center PC with a 64GB SSD, and the free space is very similar (almost nothing installed on that machine except for VLC, WMC, and stuff).

But the problem is having the backup partition on the precious SSD space. I have a 8GB USB for re-installation, and would not waste 20GB on a backup partition. It would had been much better if they did something similar - a USB backup that costs $10, and free up 20GB of storage.

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