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Microsoft Sued for Misrepresenting Surface Storage Space

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    Microsoft Sued for Misrepresenting Surface Storage Space


    It looks like at least one Microsoft customer isn’t too happy with his new Surface tablet.

    Andrew Sokolowski, a lawyer based in Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit against Microsoft on Tuesday for allegedly misleading consumers about the amount of storage space on the Surface tablet after he ran out of space on his 32 GB tablet shortly after buying it.
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    32GB = useless, less than half that = completely and totally useless.

    They should be sued for putting out a useless product in an age where SSD's are smaller than 1/3 a deck of cards, there is no excuse for only putting 16GB or 32GB in a pad. Maybe they thought the cloud would save that mistake but I'd guess not.
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    MS charge $ 100 more for an additional 32 gb and NewEgg as an Intel 64 GB SSD in sale now. What a way to make more profit ( Dell, Apple and all the others do the same )
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    I think it's kind of BS that you'd sue over something so menial. First off, EVERY PC maker that says they have a 500 or a 1,000 gig hard drive is obviously not telling the straight truth. In Windows, it's detected as 465 and 930 gigs respectively. Then, take away about 16 or so gigs for Windows itself. So in the end you have almost 50 gigs less than advertised. Just because a tablet has built in SSD storage of 32 gigs doesn't mean it will be a full 32 gigs. I've found myself that everything on it with Office and Windows, on a display model that has user data as well, it about 10.5 gigs. And this is actually on said Surface RT tablet with 32 gigs.

    Now, there is a full sized USB port to connect terabytes of external storage to, as well as a microSD card that allows for an extended 64 gigs, which by the way in the amazon it's about 60 dollars versus paying 100 for an extra 32 gigs of built in storage, let alone s7 gigs of SkyDrive storage free. I don't know, I call BS....
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    He is a lawyer with a lack of thing to do. I would say an educated person would address the spec's and make a choice that they then become responsible for. We sue for greed, common sense no longer comes into the equation. I still love Windows 8, my Surface and my life - can I sue or be sued for any of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I think it's kind of BS that you'd sue over something so menial.
    It's about 1/2 the capacity for the 32GB version...this isn't exactly menial.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    First off, EVERY PC maker that says they have a 500 or a 1,000 gig hard drive is obviously not telling the straight truth. In Windows, it's detected as 465 and 930 gigs respectively.
    Yeah, but that's the difference between a MB being 1,048,576 and 1,00,000. That's the standard 7% that has been common forever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Just because a tablet has built in SSD storage of 32 gigs doesn't mean it will be a full 32 gigs.
    True, but a 16GB iPad has 14GB and my 32GB Asus had about 28GB. A 32GB surface has 10-15GB free. I think it's a bit unreasonable for people to expect their new tablet is more than 1/2 full already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I think it's kind of BS that you'd sue over something so menial.
    To be pedantic, I suppose that you mean trivial.

    I should have sued Apple back in the fall of 1984 after I bought an original 128k toaster Mac. (22k of that was consumed by the display.) Steve Jobs swore that would be the baseline configuration, good for at least a few years' service. He lied. (I still did business with them until 1995.)

    It's too bad that Apple has had such great success. Their overly locked-down hardware isn't a business model I like to see other companies adopt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    It's too bad that Apple has had such great success. Their overly locked-down hardware isn't a business model I like to see other companies adopt.
    seems to me that MS is adopting a lot of the Apple model now. except they fail to provide stuff we wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It's about 1/2 the capacity for the 32GB version...this isn't exactly menial.
    It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous.

    a 16GB iPad has 14GB and my 32GB Asus had about 28GB. A 32GB surface has 10-15GB free. I think it's a bit unreasonable for people to expect their new tablet is more than 1/2 full already.
    Indeed.
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    Our society has sue syndrome. These days you can sue for abad hair-cut if you want to. And if you got the right lawyer, you could win.

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