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 lustyd on Tue 29th Jan 2013 19:25 UTC in reply to "Marketing problem"
lustyd
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2008-06-19

Are you sure that's not the standard storage issue where 32000000000 bytes is actually under 30GiB? That's usually where formatting "loses" space in disks.

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RE[2]: Marketing problem
by bowkota on Tue 29th Jan 2013 21:46 in reply to "RE: Marketing problem"
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2011-10-12

Are you sure that's not the standard storage issue where 32000000000 bytes is actually under 30GiB? That's usually where formatting "loses" space in disks.


Yes it has to do with the fact that iOS still reports storage in binary base whereas OS X switched to the decimal system a couple of years ago.

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RE[3]: Marketing problem
by ssokolow on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Marketing problem"
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2010-01-21

Yes it has to do with the fact that iOS still reports storage in binary base whereas OS X switched to the decimal system a couple of years ago.


OSX doesn't display sizes in gibibytes? Heresy!

Edited 2013-01-29 23:33 UTC

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