Microsoft's 64GB Surface Pro Has Less Free Space Than a 32GB iPad

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    People were really willing to give Microsoft another chance with the release of W8 and its associated products... it's a shame MS is leaving everyone just sooooooooo utterly disappointed.
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    That is because it runs a full version of windows compared to the iPad which runs iOS, which is so limited that it is not comparable to Windows 8 Pro.
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    Yeah. Joe and I especially wanted to give them a chance.
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    Well, the same goes for getting any other laptop. Whether it's an SSD or HDD, the preinstalled OS is going to take a good amount of space. Same goes for Windows and Mac. The thing here is that Windows wasn't really made to be mobile, yet they're moving that direction. It's really more a full laptop than a tablet. It's a tradeoff that you make when buying a laptop instead of a tablet. The awkward thing about this one is that they use an SSD which has a higher price per GB. If they gave it a hard drive people wouldn't be complaining about this (but it wouldn't be an SSD).
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    Inconvenient yes, but not a killer. By comparison to the price of the tablet a $30 32gb microsd isn't a huge expense. Also keep in mind that Windows 8 is a full desktop OS.
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    don't be so quick to jump to conclusions... I've been using Windows 8 for a year now (beta/RC and so on). I just bought and have been using the Asus Taichi and was able to easily reclaim 24gb of the SSD in about 10 minutes... (about 1 minute if I didn't want to back up the recovery partitions). The Windows recovery partition is 20GB alone! Once I did that and added Classic Shell to the OS... I'm loving it! I can use the Live Tile interface when I'm in tablet mode and classic windows start menu when I'm using it for productivity! It's great now!
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    And me as well.
    And that's exactly why it needs to have more storage space. If it's being sold as a full desktop replacement, then it ought to have enough room to be one.
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    Gah this annoys me. Any, and I mean ANY windows pc will have a similar amount of space allocated for the OS. The surface is a pc in theory, it just has a tablet form. For this reason only, its getting compared to something that is essentially a mobile device. In what way is that a fair comparison? The ipad doesn't run osx.

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