Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 00:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Marco Arment: "Everyone should play by the same rules. A proposal: storage capacities referenced or implied in the names or advertisements for personal computers, tablets, and smartphones should not exceed the amount of space available for end-user installation of third-party applications and data, after enough software has been installed to enable all commonly advertised functionality. With today's OSes, iPads could advertise capacities no larger than 12, 28, 60, and 124 GB and the Surface Pros could be named 23 and 83 GB." Wholly agreed. When I buy a box of 100 staples, I expect it to contain ~100 staples - not 50 because the other 50 are holding the box together.
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by Drumhellar on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:00 UTC
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When I buy a box of 100 staples, I expect it to contain ~100 staples - not 50 because the other 50 are holding the box together.

^^ Heh. That's funny.

Should it apply to laptops/desktops? My 750GB HD on my laptop had a large chunk for the OS and the recovery partition taken from it, but I also have the option of removing all that crap and installing whatever the hell I want. Of courses, most tablets don't have this option, but some do.

Also, updates can change things. hile I was only somewhat disappointed when my 8GB iPod Touch really had only 7GB, imagine my disappointment when an update took another 500MB, without adding any features I used, and then made it impossible to uninstall to get my space back.

THAT pisses me off.

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