If you thought that the news revealed yesterday explaining that Microsoft’s 128GB Surface Pro only offered users 83GB of usable storage space. You might be even more shocked to discover that Microsoft’s 64GB Surface Pro offers just 23GB of usable storage, which seems a little ridiculous to me.
On the 64GB Surface Pro tablet the Windows 8 install, built-in applications, and a recovery partition will consume a massive 41GB or 64 percent of the total storage space before you even start adding your own media and files.
Sure you can use external USB drives and sticks to add extra capacity but that somehow defeats the point of a mobile device a little, when you have to carry extra devices to store movies and files, and some might think the advertising is a little stretched advertising the devices as 64GB, but only offering users 23GB of space.
Perhaps Microsoft should change their wording to express the “available space” on devices. It will be interesting to see just how much “available space” will be usable by owners of Apple’s new 128GB Apple iPad