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Windows Surface 32GB - Only 16GB free

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As is sadly common amongst practically every hardware manufacturer - the quoted memory size is not the size that is actually available to the end user. But Microsoft has taken this to a whole new level.

 

A 32GB surface actually works out a 29GB and then the OS+pre-installed apps take up 8GB and recovery takes up another 5GB. So you only end up with 16GB free not the 32GB you may have been expecting.

 

Similarly the 64GB version, only has 46GB available.

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RE: Windows Surface 32GB - Only 16GB free

Not sure about that one as it seems to be kept quiet, it seems alot when the windows 8 phones use less than 4GB are you sure thats not the surface pro? as thats the full blown windows 8

Atleast you can add a 64GB of SD 

 

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RE: Windows Surface 32GB - Only 16GB free

As expected, someone has sued Microsoft:

http://www.slashgear.com/microsoft-sued-over-the-surfaces-storage-capaci...

I couldn't find Microsoft's disclaimer about user available space on its UK website.

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RE: Windows Surface 32GB - Only 16GB free

Wow 16gb used up by the OS, i have to say thats alot for a portable device with a limited amout of memory 

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