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I've been waiting forever for the surface tablet to come out so I could tell everyone what a letdown it is..

It's a giant letdown - along with every other i5-driven, 128GB SSD'd-Ultrabook/MacBook Air that currently exists. rolleyes.gif
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The only people omplaining about this, are the same ones who wouldnt use a Surface, or dont know enought about their own needs to be able to use one.

What part of; it has a removable 64gb drive... do detractors not get? You litterally can have a pocket of cards, with movies on.. etc. Unlimited storage. Either on hand, or in the cload.
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The only people omplaining about this, are the same ones who wouldnt use a Surface, or dont know enought about their own needs to be able to use one.

What part of; it has a removable 64gb drive... do detractors not get? You litterally can have a pocket of cards, with movies on.. etc. Unlimited storage. Either on hand, or in the cload.

If it has a removable 64gb drive i doubt it is hot swap. The OS is freaking on it.

Good luck swapping that drive to watch a movie lol.
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The only people omplaining about this, are the same ones who wouldnt use a Surface, or dont know enought about their own needs to be able to use one.

What part of; it has a removable 64gb drive... do detractors not get? You litterally can have a pocket of cards, with movies on.. etc. Unlimited storage. Either on hand, or in the cload.

Wait, the SSD is end user replaceable?
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Wait, the SSD is end user replaceable?
Probably not without voiding the warranty!
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If it has a removable 64gb drive i doubt it is hot swap. The OS is freaking on it.

Good luck swapping that drive to watch a movie lol.

He's talking about the microSDXC slot...although it remains to be seen if Microsoft used an mSATA/mini-PCI-E SSD instead of soldering the chips onto the board itself, in which case people could technically replace them..they'd just have to open up the system.

Regardless, if people would just look at this thing like a 128GB SSD Ultrabook, these storage "problems" would disappear. The thing has a microSDXC slot AND a USB 3.0 slot AND SkyDrive. How much storage could one possible need for a tablet/Ultrabook hybrid?
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He's talking about the microSDXC slot...although it remains to be seen if Microsoft used an mSATA/mini-PCI-E SSD instead of soldering the chips onto the board itself, in which case people could technically replace them..they'd just have to open up the system.

Regardless, if people would just look at this thing like a 128GB SSD Ultrabook, these storage "problems" would disappear. The thing has a microSDXC slot AND a USB 3.0 slot AND SkyDrive. How much storage could one possible need for a tablet/Ultrabook hybrid?

Wel actually he is not talking about that but maybe he ment that.

Installing desktop programs on a microsd is a nogo.

U need a bit faster memory for that.

But having desktop/notebook hardware and not the space to install programs on it is useless for me at least.

Just installing office for business use and browsing etc u can do on half the price atom tablet.
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Common misconception

What we buy as 1 TB is actually 1 TiB even STEAM measures Data sizes in MiB and GiB

??

What we buy as 1000GB is actually 931GiB. You can't buy a 1TiB drive, because they don't exist. Every 1TB drive will format into a a drive that reads as 931GB in windows.
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Regardless, if people would just look at this thing like a 128GB SSD Ultrabook, these storage "problems" would disappear.
It's not a 128GB SSD though, it's a 64GB that's almost full. And Microsoft sells it as a 64GB. That's the problem.

Nobody in their right mind would build a system, tablet, desktop or otherwise with only 23GB of free storage space. But Microsoft did. And how much does it cost?
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It's not a 128GB SSD though, it's a 64GB that's almost full. And Microsoft sells it as a 64GB. That's the problem.

Nobody in their right mind would build a system, tablet, desktop or otherwise with only 23GB of free storage space. But Microsoft did. And how much does it cost?

They're selling it the way it's always been done. Except no one has done it with a 64gb SSD until them.
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