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: Bloatware forever.
by WorknMan on Tue 29th Jan 2013 20:50 UTC in reply to "Bloatware forever."
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

You will care when you want to put your videos, music, or whatever else and you find you have to insert an SD card, or attach a USB drive.


You mean I might have to put videos and music on an SD card? Oh my god, THE HORROR!!!! What's wrong, Android fanboys got you brainwashed into believing that SD cards are evil, now that Nexus devices don't have them? ;)

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RE[2]: Bloatware forever.
by cdude on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:30 in reply to "RE: Bloatware forever."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

It eats more battery since when you listen to music it seeks and reads around your SD while swapping to another.

Then 23G free isn't even plenty for apps either. Install Office, some games and full. Win8 doesn't allow to install apps and games to SDs or does it?

I assume there was no time left to optimize disk-size for Pro. Maybe to much other problems.

Edited 2013-01-29 23:31 UTC

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RE[3]: Bloatware forever.
by cdude on Wed 30th Jan 2013 07:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Bloatware forever."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Also its 23GB with a fresh install. That will decrease with any update, service-pack, security-fix.c

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RE[2]: Bloatware forever.
by saso on Wed 30th Jan 2013 00:37 in reply to "RE: Bloatware forever."
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

What's wrong, Android fanboys got you brainwashed into believing that SD cards are evil, now that Nexus devices don't have them? ;)

No, us fanboys figured that if somebody's going to drop 900 bucks on a tablet computer, it better deliver what it promises.

To use a car analogy, you're defending this kind of proposition:
Car salesman: "We have this brand-new super fuel-efficient car! 64mpg!"
Car buyer: "But after I bought it, I can only get 23mpg. What gives?"
Car salesman: "Yeeah, you see, that figure didn't include the engine, the chassis and any passengers."

To only deliver 1/3 of the storage you put on the box, that's not only misleading, it is just simply lying to your customers. If these figures are accurate, MS simply fucked up here. They either need to cut down on the cruft, or give their customers a serious rebate (or accept a device return). No chance they can sell this labeled as a 64GB model in the EU, they're gonna get their asses handed to them for false advertisement.

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