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Microsoft Sued for Misrepresenting Surface Storage Space

  1. #31


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    So I checked the Surface RT over at Verizon today. I unfortunately didn't have my Windows Phone with me to take pictures of it, as I couldn't use the snipping tool or the Windows Phones around me as it didn't send the email and didn't have a wifi signal open.

    From my breakdown, Office on RT is 625 MBs. The Program Files take 1.03 GBs. Windows itself takes up 6.5ish gigs. Overall with the user data that the display models have, it was just under 10 gigs, being like 9.87 gigs or so. This is on the 32 gig RT model. Then there are the apps that are installed on it. I did a rough count, with the default stock apps along with an 803 MB Windows Demo app, all combined to be about 4.5-5 gigs. All said and done, that particular display model space it's taking up is about 13-14 gigs of space.

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  2. #32


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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So I checked the Surface RT over at Verizon today. I unfortunately didn't have my Windows Phone with me to take pictures of it, as I couldn't use the snipping tool or the Windows Phones around me as it didn't send the email and didn't have a wifi signal open.

    From my breakdown, Office on RT is 625 MBs. The Program Files take 1.03 GBs. Windows itself takes up 6.5ish gigs. Overall with the user data that the display models have, it was just under 10 gigs, being like 9.87 gigs or so. This is on the 32 gig RT model. Then there are the apps that are installed on it. I did a rough count, with the default stock apps along with an 803 MB Windows Demo app, all combined to be about 4.5-5 gigs. All said and done, that particular display model space it's taking up is about 13-14 gigs of space.
    So that's in the ballpark of half the storage space. An educated user would have expected that. Still smaller than a comparable x86 system.
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  3. #33


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So I checked the Surface RT over at Verizon today. I unfortunately didn't have my Windows Phone with me to take pictures of it, as I couldn't use the snipping tool or the Windows Phones around me as it didn't send the email and didn't have a wifi signal open.

    From my breakdown, Office on RT is 625 MBs. The Program Files take 1.03 GBs. Windows itself takes up 6.5ish gigs. Overall with the user data that the display models have, it was just under 10 gigs, being like 9.87 gigs or so. This is on the 32 gig RT model. Then there are the apps that are installed on it. I did a rough count, with the default stock apps along with an 803 MB Windows Demo app, all combined to be about 4.5-5 gigs. All said and done, that particular display model space it's taking up is about 13-14 gigs of space.
    So that's in the ballpark of half the storage space. An educated user would have expected that. Still smaller than a comparable x86 system.
    It's about half more or less, as dball as said, it doesn't take up too much. Unlike said lawyer, dball bought the 64 gig model as he probably had some insight that 64 gigs results in more space. But yes, 32 gigs is tiny in comparison to a traditional set up, as that's why the Surface Pro starts at a base of 64 gigs and up to 128, with again, expandable microSD storage as well as being able to use USB 3.0 external drives.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So I checked the Surface RT over at Verizon today. I unfortunately didn't have my Windows Phone with me to take pictures of it, as I couldn't use the snipping tool or the Windows Phones around me as it didn't send the email and didn't have a wifi signal open.

    From my breakdown, Office on RT is 625 MBs. The Program Files take 1.03 GBs. Windows itself takes up 6.5ish gigs. Overall with the user data that the display models have, it was just under 10 gigs, being like 9.87 gigs or so. This is on the 32 gig RT model. Then there are the apps that are installed on it. I did a rough count, with the default stock apps along with an 803 MB Windows Demo app, all combined to be about 4.5-5 gigs. All said and done, that particular display model space it's taking up is about 13-14 gigs of space.
    So that's in the ballpark of half the storage space. An educated user would have expected that. Still smaller than a comparable x86 system.
    It's about half more or less, as dball as said, it doesn't take up too much. Unlike said lawyer, dball bought the 64 gig model as he probably had some insight that 64 gigs results in more space. But yes, 32 gigs is tiny in comparison to a traditional set up, as that's why the Surface Pro starts at a base of 64 gigs and up to 128, with again, expandable microSD storage as well as being able to use USB 3.0 external drives.
    Thanks for the report, soldier!

    This lawyer must be trying to make a name for himself. "Look at me. I'm suing the big boys!". This will be interesting to watch this play out. We have to remember, this is a lawyer going in front of a judge telling him/her that he was deceived. I wonder what the judge will say. I bet it'll be comical.
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  5. #35


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    He's a lawyer, he sues for a living. And just as mechanics can build themselves a great big block, and painters can paint their ride in 10's of layers of lacquer, lawyers can sue cheaply. I'd love to see MS lawyer point out that nowhere does it say there are 32GB of FREE space. Nor is it commonly expected for the number represented to represent FREE space. Spill some hot coffee in his lap, and let him sue McD. A Guy
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