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Lol...I love how the media just jumped all over this.

Obviously, it's going to be the full OS install, recovery partition, system restore allocated space, system protection allocated space, hibernate allocated space, page file size, temp. folders, etc. etc. on top of the fact that it's not "128GB" to begin with due to the hardware/marketing nomenclature. This is all stuff that people can remove, and do so now, on current Windows OS installs. I really don't see how this is surprising in the least bit.

Regardless, I have my 128GB Surface Pro on reserve at my local Microsoft Store after getting one of the limited "reservation passes" that they give out, which guarantees any pass holder a Surface Pro on launch morning as long as they come into the store before noon.

Also hilarious how this news breaks just as Apple announces their 128GB iPad...rofl. rolleyes.gif
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So what about Ultrabooks and Laptops with a full Windows 8 install? This is literally the same thing.

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You do understand that is how they do it for all tablets... why is everyone getting bent? just because it is a MS product?

I have the Surface RT.... I love it, love it more because I got it free. personally a pretty penny to ride the webs on.

Don't get me wrong. I love MS. I love the engineering genius thats gone into the surface pro.
I'm just talking from a marketing POV. People always look for shortcomings in a new product. "Less than half the storage!!" will be non-techie users slogan. "41GB of 64GB used", doesn't sound good, without an explanation.

Was just mildly wondering if MS could have gone the "what you don't know doesn't hurt you" way. But it wouldn't reflect in the price so its moot.

Also Windows 8 plus office takes up 23GB on my PC. But the surface has a recovery partition so...

I sincerely want the Surface to do well, but the marketing dept should have realized this won;t look good to the general public.
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Don't get me wrong. I love MS. I love the engineering genius thats gone into the surface pro.
I'm just talking from a marketing POV. People always look for shortcomings in a new product. "Less than half the storage!!" will be non-techie users slogan. "41GB of 64GB used", doesn't sound good, without an explanation.

Was just mildly wondering if MS could have gone the "what you don't know doesn't hurt you" way. But it wouldn't reflect in the price so its moot.

Also Windows 8 plus office takes up 23GB on my PC. But the surface has a recovery partition so...

I sincerely want the Surface to do well, but the marketing dept should have realized this won;t look good to the general public.

But what can Microsoft do about that besides offering a higher capacity version for a higher price?
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Is this article a troll or what?
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But what can Microsoft do about that besides offering a higher capacity version for a higher price?

I offered a pretty simple solution in my first post.
 
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Look I know that an OS install takes space, but only having 1/3 of the advertised space for use is incredibly stupid. Let's be honest... tablet buyers look at the storage size on the box and expect to be able to use that much (or at least close to that). Frankly, this is deceptive marketing if it goes on sale without explaining actual free space available.
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This would be no problem if it were 500 bucks! But come on guys, what did you expect, we all know Windows takes up a lot of space, this isnt a little OS like iOS or Andriod, this is full fledged Windows with Office installed( which is pretty big too) and then the recovery partition is probably pretty big on it too. We all know how to remove this stuff or move it to an external drive in a safe place.

I do agree with some that say this is way too expensive for a tablet. It justs makes it harder to say I might as well buy a nice laptop vs the base price of this and the keyboard cover.
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Look I know that an OS install takes space, but only having 1/3 of the advertised space for use is incredibly stupid. Let's be honest... tablet buyers look at the storage size on the box and expect to be able to use that much (or at least close to that). Frankly, this is deceptive marketing if it goes on sale without explaining actual free space available.

From the Official Surface Pro website/product page:



OH, THE DECEPTION! rolleyes.gif
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From the Official Surface Pro website/product page:



OH, THE DECEPTION! rolleyes.gif
oooh 1 billion, thats a big number
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From the Official Surface Pro website/product page:

OH, THE DECEPTION! rolleyes.gif

Glad they realize they need to explain that. Let's hope everyone who buys one of the Pro units reads that page.
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