Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2013 23:58 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft has been absolutely pummeled in the press and in reader comments this week by pundits and customers alike. They feel cheated by the amount of free storage space available to them on the new line of Surface Pro devices. But is that criticism fair or even valid?" Spoiler alert: turns out, it isn't. Both devices have about the same free space available, and by creating a USB restore drive for Windows on the Surface, you can actually get a little more on the Surface Pro. Interestingly enough, Microsoft confirmed on Reddit that their original numbers - which caused the ruckus - were wrong, because they were based on pre-production hardware, with debug code and other additional stuff on it. Oh Microsoft.
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RE: Wait, what??
by snowbender on Fri 8th Feb 2013 21:15 UTC in reply to "Wait, what??"
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I'd like to have them mention both the size of the installed SSD and the available free space with the factory install.

Also, honestly, if so much space is already gone because of the system, then maybe they should never have sold it with such a small SSD. 64GB for recent Windows versions is really small, even if you would only use it for a system drive!

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