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Is because the OS take up more than half of the labeled storage. This isn't normal at all for a tablet or phone. And I agree with the other person. People won't be happy to find this out if they don't know before buying it. Which will probably happen.
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Simply create a recovery partition to an external drive with the built-in utility, delete the partition and other preloaded apps from the local drive if it bothers you. Same can be done with the Surface RT.

But this is just bad marketing for Microsoft. Aren't they aware that people were already noticing that the Surface RT also had the same problem, although to a smaller scale ? Now with the Pro being much worse, people won't be happy. This isn't a matter of other PCs, namely laptops doing the same, it's a matter of perception, they want people to perceive this as a tablet first with the possibility of being used as an Ultrabook second, and all other tablet OSes don't use this much space, whether or not some of it is being used by a recovery partition.

The fact is that from the advertised 64 GB capacity you're only getting almost a third of it free - if this doesn't sound alarm bells over at Microsoft, they don't know what they are doing.

Why don't they just bundle a flash drive with the recovery partition ? I'm from the time when PCs came with a CD or a DVD for that purpose, why don't they bundle a flash drive, even more taking into consideration this is a premium product ?

As it is, they are just not doing themselves any favors.
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Don't like it? Don't buy it.

It really isn't that hard to grasp.rolleyes.gif


trust me most of us won't Ive been waiting for surface pro for YEARS. 900 bucks for a tablet that has 24GB of useable space. for an arm tablet that is plenty for an x86 tablet thats not nearly enough.
 
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It's like hard drives saying 1tb, you get 930gigs, it's technically right but people get upset about that haha just the way it is advertised
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that's almost as many gb's as minutes between recharge
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Why do they call it the 64 GB version then. Its only going to get people riled up. Just call it the 32GB or something.

But then again there's the cost of the 64GB drive added to it so...
So what about Ultrabooks and Laptops with a full Windows 8 install? This is literally the same thing.
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trust me most of us won't Ive been waiting for surface pro for YEARS. 900 bucks for a tablet that has 24GB of useable space. for an arm tablet that is plenty for an x86 tablet thats not nearly enough.

Doubt you speak for most... If 24GB isn't enough then 1) by the 128GB model 2) delete the partition, Office 365 & other bundled apps 3) use a flash drive or an SDXC card of either 64-128GBs. This would only be a problem if it didn't have workarounds that hardly require any work.
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This is a repost and old news... it's typical Square Dancer Windows 8 hate agenda.
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Wow, what is using so much space on there?

iOS is like 1gb, OSX is like 6 gb.

What is Android? Even less than iOS I'm betting....
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I guess:
Quote:
64gb surface pro will only have 23gb usable storage

is a more interesting headline than
Quote:
Windows operating system installations require drive space.
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