Microsoft Surface Pro Marred By Amount of Unusable Space

Microsoft Surface ProIt’s worse this time. Microsoft was roundly pilloried for low functional storage rates in the Surface RT tablet. It appears that the big sibling to that device, the Surface Pro, suffers from similar woes. The 32 gigabyte Surface RT had 16 gigabytes of free space. The 64 gigabyte Surface RT had 46. In short, for the lower-end Surface RT tablet, only half of the reported storage was up for user files. But like we said, it gets worse. For the Surface Pro 64 gigabyte device, a shockingly low 23 gigabytes are open, The Verge has confirmed with Microsoft. That is it. At the moment, TNW cannot confirm figures for the Surface Pro 128 gigabyte model. However, the figure for the 64 gigabyte device means that a mere 36% of the listed storage is open for general file storage. If there was ever an argument for SkyDrive, this is it.

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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).