64GB Surface Pro only has 23GB usable storage

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

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