Yes, the entry-level Microsoft Surface offers twice the nominal storage of Apple’s entry-level iPad of the same price. But as Business Insider notes, there’s a catch: More than one-third of that storage is taken up by Windows RT, Microsoft Office and several preloaded apps. In an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit Wednesday, Microsoft Surface test manager Ricardo Lopez said that there would be about 20GB of space leftover for users after accounting for the tablet’s operating system and other software. For contrast, iOS takes up just 1GB of storage on the iPad. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
Windows RT accounts for more than one-third of the Surface’s 32GB of storage
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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).