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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RE: Marketing problem
by toast88 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 19:25 UTC in reply to "Marketing problem"
toast88
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2009-09-23

If you look at your iPhone, you will see that a 32GB phone, really only has about 28GB, after accounting for the space that the iOS image takes up.


28 GB out of 32 GB as compared to 23 GB out of 64 GB.

Are you seriously saying this is the same?

And, even that. I have an iPhone 4 and right after a factory reset there are more than 28 GB of free space. Apple is just using SI units which shows smaller numbers.

Adrian

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RE[2]: Marketing problem
by Alps on Wed 30th Jan 2013 19:36 in reply to "RE: Marketing problem"
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2013-01-30

"SI-units", which are in fact not standardized for this purpose, are showing higher numbers than binary prefixes.
28 x 10^9 = 26,077 x 2^30

And because theverge, the at the moment only source of information, mixed the prefixes also last time, when they reported about diskspace usage of Windows RT, I would suspect that they did mix it up again :-)

And finally there are other tablets and convertibles with Windows 8 already available on the market (by Samsung, Sony and others), using 64 Gb and 128 GB SSDs, so the news aren't really news.

Edited 2013-01-30 19:45 UTC

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