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I just think they could have done better for the price, is all.
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It would have been easy to compensate for this with a larger SSD :/
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This isn't news at all... Just seems like muckracking.
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.
Read the source dude, damn!

I'm sorry but recovery tools and etc. bloating through half your advertised storage only adds confusion for the consumer and is poor design. Nobody should have to fuss through uninstalling and deleting stuff on a brand new "32 GB" device. You know damn well why they call it that, to stack up to competitors.
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post

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

I am sorry I have to pull you up there, your 64GB SSD ceases to be that the moment you install stuff on it (just because you installed software on it doesn't magically make it a smaller drive physically, it doesn't just magically lose NAND chips).........they didn't lie, it has 32 GB on the device...if it's the average consumers lack of knowledge about these matters that is flaring this nonsense up then that is their problem..

We are really in the age where the average consumer need a real eye opener of an IT education.... MS didn't lie, consumers think they are entitled to everything.

Case point, HDD's. A 1TB HDD, do you really get the advertised "apparent" 1024 GB....no you get about 950+GB usable.

But do I see people wingeing and crying about that?
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 11/5/12 at 9:04pm
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I'm sorry but recovery tools and etc. bloating through half your advertised storage only adds confusion for the consumer and is poor design. Nobody should have to fuss through uninstalling and deleting stuff on a brand new "32 GB" device. You know damn well why they call it that, to stack up to competitors.

WHO CARES! They all do it...Why wouldn't they? Out of the gate, Surface is more functional and more expandable than iPad and most Android tablets. Most pre-built PC have recovery partitions on them, so why do you think its somehow different from a tab. Why do you think the "average joe" would care about the partition on Surface, as opposed to pre-built PCs.

And Office isn't bloat.
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WHO CARES! They all do it...Why wouldn't they? Out of the gate, Surface is more functional and more expandable than iPad and most Android tablets. Most pre-built PC have recovery partitions on them, so why do you think its somehow different from a tab. Why do you think the "average joe" would care about the partition on Surface, as opposed to pre-built PCs.
And Office isn't bloat.

But it is bloated.

Anyway, this would all be a moot point if it wasn't a 50% loss on installation. None of the competitors seem to have that problem.
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Also Microsoft has this in the advertised specs
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*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less

So it's a case of people didn't read the fine print
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121 View Post

Considering you can hook up an external HDD / flash drive to the surface, AND a microSD card, this argument is stupid.
Also the Surface is nice if you want to actually do work with your tablet instead of surfing for porn while you're on the toilet.

I have no idea what you're talking about.
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my SSD is advertised as 120GB but I only get 111GB. Can I rage? I bought a 1TB HDD and it only had 941GB of space - can I rage?

Oh and who the hell surfs porn while on the toilet?? That sounds like a recipe for disaster.
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I just think they could have done better for the price, is all.

 

 

Why don't you just get a job?

 

It is not like you need to buy a tablet every year, let alone feel gimped..  when a 64gb version is available.

 

 

Secondly, how is "storage" on a MS Surface even an issue..?    How does having removable storage gimp you? Specially when 32GB microSD cards are only $23 bucks..? Then, what about the million of thumbdrives..?

 

WinRT still makes ur stuff..  personal computer. It seems people are forgetting WinRT is full blown Operating System, riding on a real NT kernal... not some cheap piecemeal android crap.

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