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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Really?
by ferrels on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:04 UTC
ferrels
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2006-08-15

Asking for honesty in advertising is about as naive as asking politicians to be honest and transparent. But look on the bright side, at least memory chip makers are using honest numbers when stating capacity, but please don't tell them that because they might want to adopt the same tactics used by the HDD/SSD makers! LOL!

Edited 2013-01-30 01:07 UTC

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