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Old 01-22-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Are we supposed to be excited?

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Some seven months after it was announced, the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro is finally hitting stores on Feb. 9. The made-by-Microsoft tablet with the full version of Windows will be available at Microsoft retail stores, on the Microsoft Store online, at Best Buy and Staples. The 64-GB model is $899, while the 128-GB model is $999. Both ship with the Surface Pen input device. If you want a Type Cover or Touch Cover — the snap-in keyboard — you’ll need to buy it separately.
At Long Last, Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet Is Going On Sale | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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*Yawn* I'd rather get a "Convertible Laptop" over that overpriced thing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I'd like to get one, but not for that price.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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*System software uses significant storage space.
But MS won't say how much.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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It's supposed to be around $1000 I think. Way too much for me! I'd go with an Asus Transformer or an iPad.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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But MS won't say how much.
They have since said. You get about a third of the advertised space on the 64 GB one.
ONE THIRD. You get 23GB out of your 64GB. Unreal....

Surface Pro storage space: Yes it's a big deal | ZDNet
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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They have since said. You get about a third of the advertised space on the 64 GB one.
ONE THIRD. You get 23GB out of your 64GB. Unreal....

Surface Pro storage space: Yes it's a big deal | ZDNet
Not really surprising though. This is a full Windows install, and 64GB is basically the minimum required to get the OS onto a drive. Won't take long at all for Windows to chew up that free space with system files.

It would really need closer to 256 GB to be useable.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Not really surprising though. This is a full Windows install, and 64GB is basically the minimum required to get the OS onto a drive. Won't take long at all for Windows to chew up that free space with system files.

It would really need closer to 256 GB to be useable.
Just expand the storage, it is rather simply. Those other tablets ala Transformer and so on? You are stuck with limited capability apps which is fine if that is all you need. Then try loading some high performance software on something like that and you are just wanting.

The days of buying a computing device and trying to limit yourself to the storage that cam with it went out of fashion many years ago. Only with the advent of limited storage ala Android and iOS did people somehow think that is all there is.

For routine use like watching videos and playing games, android and iOS are fine. For anything else you will eventually see the limitations of using a consumer device for anything more.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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It's supposed to be around $1000 I think. Way too much for me! I'd go with an Asus Transformer or an iPad.
Surface Pro can actually replace the desktop. Try that with a Transformer or iPad. You can get by but marginally. Now load up an iPad or get the accessories for the Transformer and see what they cost you and what you really get for that money. Not very much.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Just expand the storage, it is rather simply.

.... anything else you will eventually see the limitations of using a consumer device for anything more.
That's exactly my point .... this isn't a tablet grade OS, this is full blown Windows with a real CPU. The entire point of this device is to run desktop apps. Putting 64 GB of storage on this is a joke.

The best you can do is add 128 GB for $100+. That is going to fill up pretty fast. Not to mention the performance hit of using an SD card, especially if you have to install programs to it (can you even install to removable media in Windows anymore?).
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