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128GB Surface Pro ships with 83GB free, 64GB has only 23GB

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    128GB Surface Pro ships with 83GB free, 64GB has only 23GB


    That 64GB, $800 Microsoft Surface Pro you plan on buying next week? Maybe you should temper your storage expectations a bit, as the base model actually only allots 23GB of that space for use. The larger 128GB version offers a bit more space at 83GB, but is still losing a massive 45GB of space to the full Windows 8 operating system and various included applications.
    128GB Surface Pro ships with 83GB free, 64GB has only 23GB

    I think I mentioned earlier, why bother with such a small capacity SSD in the first place and why not allow the option of installing larger capacity hard drives? What's left after installing an Office suite and other programs, such as from Adobe? About 14GB.

    Even the iPad is going to 128GB and it hardly needs it due to its OS and applications: Apple boosts fourth-generation iPad to 128GB for $799 (update: carrier support).

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    Because they don't want to tie up capital on stocks that they now realise will only sit in a warehouse. Expensive table mats!
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    Seriously I really believe Microsoft have got it hopelessly wrong.

    The reason people are moving to tablets from PCs is they are consumers. They don't use them for work they are not a tool. People who used to have to have a big box in the corner of the room only to send the odd email or browse the web. Those same people flocked to netbooks when they came on the market. Now they can have a simple light weight tablet, that's why Kindle Fire, Nexus and Samsung and all the Chinese cheepos are selling and those that want to step up buy an iPad. Microsoft have made the error of trying to put that big box functionality in a tablet. It's too expensive and over complicated.

    Crated a solution to a problem that never existed.

    And what really has blown it is they have then forced that OS on the people who do need a real big box PC.
    Still using Windows 8 still don't really like it!
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    I'd only ever be interested if I could put a larger SSD in it. Assuming it actually has an SSD in it that is replaceable, and its not soldered right to the motherboard.
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128GB Surface Pro ships with 83GB free, 64GB has only 23GB
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