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Originally Posted by rafety58 View Post

If a customer is to dumb to realize that a os will take up space, then tough luck to them. Should I be able to complain to OCZ that I only had 46GBs left on my 60GB ssd after windows was installed.

no, thats retarded. so you bought a 60gb hd, used 14 gigs then were mad that 14 gigs was used up??


you could complain if they sold you a 60GB (and advertised it as such) and you ended up with only 46GB when it got to you.
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Are you so dumb as to compare apples to oranges? What you do with your SSD after OCZ sells it to you is your business. Someone buying a 32gb surface has no choice; half of the "advertised" storage is gone. People look at the storage when comparing features. It's borderline false advertisement next to iPad or android tablets, since their OS takes up far less space.

Well the way I see it, the surface is just another pc or laptop. If I see a add for a laptop with a 120GB SSD, I would not expect to be able to store 120GBs of music or movies on it.
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This, right here, should make MS hang it's head in shame.

Yeah I mean because a tablet operating system with more functionality than an iphone should be the same size of an iphone.

Get real, really?

Like I said before this whole argument is null due to the USB port on the Surface, and the ability to connect pretty much any mass storage device to the system if needed.

If you're too dumb to do research on a $500 piece of equipment, then you deserve to be disappointed. Customers need to learn how to do homework before buying things in the first place.
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Well the way I see it, the surface is just another pc or laptop. If I see a add for a laptop with a 120GB SSD, I would not expect to be able to store 120GBs of music or movies on it.

Would you really figure it would be halved though?
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After upgrading from Windows 7 on my 16 GB tablet, there was seriously only a couple gigabits open. I used the feature on Windows 8 to completely re-format the device and re-install Windows 8 automatically, and it cleared out a lot of that unnecessarily used space, freeing more like 8 gb. I would suggest they try that and see if it does the same thing.

you probably didn't delete the windows.old folder. I just ran in to that issue on my windows 8 upgrade, it keeps the windows 7 files in that folder... but you can delete it :-)
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Yeah I mean because a tablet operating system with more functionality than an iphone should be the same size of an iphone.
Get real, really?
Like I said before this whole argument is null due to the USB port on the Surface, and the ability to connect pretty much any mass storage device to the system if needed.
If you're too dumb to do research on a $500 piece of equipment, then you deserve to be disappointed. Customers need to learn how to do homework before buying things in the first place.

So we both agree, the 32Gb model is just a "gateway" tablet. Gotcha.
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post #47 of 79
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Yeah I mean because a tablet operating system with more functionality than an iphone should be the same size of an iphone.
Get real, really?
Like I said before this whole argument is null due to the USB port on the Surface, and the ability to connect pretty much any mass storage device to the system if needed.
If you're too dumb to do research on a $500 piece of equipment, then you deserve to be disappointed. Customers need to learn how to do homework before buying things in the first place.

3.5GB vs 16GB OS. I am not sure how much better it is to take that much space.
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post #48 of 79
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3.5GB vs 16GB OS. I am not sure how much better it is to take that much space.
This this this
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The fact that I have gotten installs to 8GB installed without cutting out any features that interfere with a wide variety of applications with my limited ability to manipulate windows (RT7 Lite and WinToolkit) it amazes me that the OS is so big when it is being released by microsoft themselves. I feel like this is a scenario where Microsoft deserves to be lambasted. There is no need for a fullsize pagefile/hibernation file, chunky WinSXS or large system components like Natural Language or actual languages for that matter. If necessary for compatibility I don't see why they couldn't be add-on features much like the media center stuff is now on Windows 8.

Edit: Giving it a second look it actually seems reasonable. I don't see why microsoft didn't opt to include an external SD card or whatever that has all of the recovery software. 8GB of space being taken by the OS and all of Office actually isn't all that bad.

People really need to give it a hard look and put things in perspective. For twice the disk space you are getting far more than twice the 'OS' compared to iOS and Android.
Edited by Ryleh - 11/5/12 at 8:46pm
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This isn't news at all... Just seems like muckracking.
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1. the tablet is advertised as having 32gb of memory but in reality, you can only use 16gb. how would you feel if you buy something like an ssd that is advertised as 64gb but you only get 32gb of storage?
2. the onboard storage has better compatibility with apps and it is faster than sd card. i myself own a Sandisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 microsdxc and the onboard memory is still faster especially on write speed as the sd card could only do 10mbps
3. it shows how bloated and inefficient in code and size windows is

1. So is every other storage device. You're not getting advertised space.
2. SDXC matches USB speeds, so what's your point? Internal storage will always be faster except for something like Thunderbolt. Do you not understand what the memory hierarchy is?
3. No, it shows how incapable you are of reading instead of just responding with, and spreading fallacies. It says right in the source that Office and other built-in apps takes up 8GB and the Windows recovery tool takes up another 5GB, all of which you can delete if you want to.

Its like people don't read the source.
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3.5GB vs 16GB OS. I am not sure how much better it is to take that much space.

Read the source dude, damn!
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