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Microsoft Faces Lawsuit Over Surface Storage

The Situation Condoms

Andrew Sokolowski has sued Microsoft over the storage limits on its new Surface tablets. The Los Angeles man quickly filled up his tablet and discovered that the the 32 GB edition has half the space most users would expect.

Here’s an excerpt from the suit: “Microsoft continues to mislead consumers by representing that its Surface RT tablets are equipped with either 32 GB or 64 GB of storage space while concealing, omitting and failing to disclose that approximately 16 GB of that space is not available storage space that the purchaser can access and use to store his or her own files.”

Microsoft has not concealed the issue. They created a chart on their website showing how much space you can find on its new tablets.

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New Rumors Leak About a 7″ Surface Tablet

A Mockup or the Real Thing?

Now that the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet is a couple weeks past, the blogosphere has turned its attention to the next rumor.

According to The Verge, a new 7″ Surface tablet has been confirmed as being in the works. It’s going to be called the Xbox Surface and if this rumor is true then it will likely have specs similar to the ones leaked back in June. Read more

32 GB Microsoft Surface Has ‘Approximately’ 16 GB of Free Space

Your Microsoft Surface tablet might have a lot less space than you originally imagined.

One Reddit user explored the Surface disk space section of Microsoft’s site, discovering that the 32 GB edition has half the space most users would expect. Check it out:

Surface with Windows RT comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage space (hard disk space). However, not all of this space is available for your music, photos, videos, and other content. How much storage space do I have? Here’s how much hard disk space you have available out of the box: The 32 GB version has approximately 16 GB free hard disk space. The 64 GB version has approximately 46 GB free hard disk space.

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Microsoft Unveils the Surface PC [Video]

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Have you seen Microsoft’s latest PC? Launched yesterday in Hollywood, the new Microsoft “Surface” PC is a tablet and laptop all in one. It is essentially a tablet with a snap on laptop base. It has a built in stand, and looks to provide the experience of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet. It looks like a smart device and adds enough key options to differentiate it from its major competitor – the iPad.

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