Microsoft have come in for criticism after it was confirmed that the Surface Pro 64GB tablet has only 23GB of usable storage.
The tablet – due for release on February 9 – will only have that amount as it takes a staggering 41GB to run and operate the Windows 8 install, built-in applications, and a recover partition. Microsoft say that users will be able to free up additional storage space by “creating a backup bootable USB and deleting the recovery partition,” but the realism is that out-of-the-box, users will be left with as little as 36% of the advertised storage.
Incidentally, the 128GB model of the Pro will have 83GB of available storage.
Source: The Verge