Microsoft Surface Pro 64gb Comes With Only 23gb Of Available Storage Space
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:40 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:06 AM
Plus, it was $299 and does everything I want. Why spend $899? You are NOT going to comfortably use Office on a tablet, even if you think you are.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:50 AM
Imagine that I go out and buy a 128GB SSD drive for C:, with the intent of significantly speeding up my desktop. That's great, until it's realized that both Documents and Users directories are on C: as well. Although many/most programs can be told to install to other drives (rather than in C:\Program Files), it still wouldn't take long before 128GB gets full. Windows needs an option during installation to specify that ONLY the Windows directory be installed to C:, with everything else defaulting to another specified drive.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:53 AM
comparing the SP to the iPad is like comparing apples to oranges. can the iPad run the 100's of business aplications like Microsoft Office?
Do a free space on any computer after it has booted and loaded it's OS. You will never find the advertised amount of memory free.
Bashing Microsofts OS by Apple users and Apples OS by Microsoft users is a waste of time.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:53 AM
I think you're forgetting that WE'RE paying for the extra storage, not Microsoft. The tablet costs 900$, definitely not spare change, and when they promise us 64 GB, we only get 23GB? As for the SDXC slot, maybe you think that they come free, but in our world, a 64GB one will cost upwards of 70$. Again, we're supposed to get what we're paying for.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:04 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:17 PM
I am sick of these troll baiting and silly non issue articles. The media is the worst beast in the world right now... Yes, even down to the gun and murder problems in the world. The media just promotes all of this nonsense by constantly reporting and blowing up non issues and making them bigger.
These articles are made exactly for the dumb, stupid, irrational people who who take the title and the article at face value without every thinking... This is nothing but battery acid...
Do like you do other times... Geta flash drive, micro sd, HDD, etc. I have 3 laptops at home... One with a 320GB HDD, one a 128 HDD, and a one with 200... My surface is a 32GB... My computers at home range from 500GB to 1TB. Yeah, I have that many. The only place I care about having tons and tons of storage space is my servers. That is where I keep my data. My XPS13 with a 128 HDD has office, Adobe software, and other development software... I have no issues at all. I dare not keep all data on a computer. If these people what to keep so much data on a computer, either wait until flash storage is cheaper and larger or get a laptop with a larger mechanical HDD.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:21 PM
The storage is one of the cheapest components of the the device... Look what else you are getting! A device that can do anything a regular computer can do, plus what a tablet tries to do. I mean, are you trying to takes movies with you every where? You will spend more money on junk food in a week and you are complaining about a SDXC card that is usually $50 or less on amazon? Are you seriously trying that hard to bash the surface?
Here is a solution... Dont buy it. Yeah, that will show microsoft... Dont buy it... And one more thing.. .SHUT UP!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:23 PM
As for advertised space vs usable space, better labelling would help but honestly, should we be that surprised that a full operating system doesn't consume some space? Granted, 40GB is getting extreme.
The market is at a big fork in the road at the moment, trying to figure out where the OS needs to be. Apple has decided that their tablet OS and their main computer OS can be different. Microsoft wants to give the consumer a choice for OS on devices.
I'm happy to have the choice to use whatever device and OS suites my particular needs. Thank goodness for competition.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:25 PM
I acutally use office on my surface rt. Works like a charm. I mean, it works way better than using the junk office software that i had on my iPad or anything else that I tried on an android tablet.
My colleauges are all impressed with the surface. IT does what everyone who works, I mean really works, has wanted to their with their mobile tablets.
If you only consume media, then the iOS or android is perfect. Why pay for a full operating system? Why pay for a full office suit (RT), why pay for a device that can do anthing that you can do on your computer, why pay for a well designed device that is more flexible than any other tablet out there... I mean seriously... If you do get it... Then... DONT GET IT!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:37 PM
Full OS or not, it shouldn't use over HALF of the free space of the machine! Or.. you should advertise it better. The obvious issue here is that people are expecting to get most of that 64GB themselves, not Winbloat..
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:41 PM
Very limited storage, poor battery life. No self respecting road warrior could consider this a practical tool.
I venture to bet this will soon join the ranks of microsoft loser products like Windows ME, Windows Vista, that dumb cell phone that came out a couple years ago that they quickly took off the market.
Why can't a company this size research what the consumer wants and build it, its not rocket science.
When MS drops closes this out for $199 I might buy one for the coffee tale.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:13 PM
The reason I bought my Surface was to replace an ASUS netbook that had XP Pro and the keyboard want bad. I replaced that keyboard and find myself using XP and the netbook more than Surface. I like for certain details. I know editing data and making spreadsheets is easier with the netbook.
The real test, would I repurchase? Probably not. I think a fully loaded netbook would get my nod. A tablet, even great one, is more an entertainment device.
The Surface gives me mixed feelings, I like my iPod Touch better, (easier to hold), and my netbook, (easier to work in the recliner-physical limitation).
Others have extolled the features, me? I'm just user.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:07 PM
You are getting the 64gb hard drive that you are promised. You were not promised how much of that space is available to you, until they just announced it.
Just like iOS systems, you don't get the full amount of space. And pretty much every computer system you buy, will market the size of the hard drive, but doesn't specifically say how much space you actually get after all the software that's installed. You just don't complain about your computer because there's a lot more hd space, but the same principle applies.
You people seem to forget that the OS and Recovery partitions take up quite a bit of space. Yes bloatware sucks, but at least they can be uninstalled. But again, this happens on EVERY Computer system. You just don't notice 50 gigs used space because it's a Terabyte drive nowadays.
It's putting a full fledged operating system on a tablet. Think about it for a moment before throwing childish tantrums.