Back when Surface RT was being released we heard that the 32GB model would only have 20GB of free storage. Later that number was reported to be even lower, at just 16GB of free storage. This made a lot of people upset, because they would be getting only half of the storage they paid for. Surface Pro is now just over a week away, and the storage situation is just as upsetting.
Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that the 64GB model of Surface Pro will only have 23GB of free storage available. The OS will take up a whopping 41GB. The 128GB model will have 83GB of storage. This lack of space is due to Windows 8 recovery. Perhaps a better solution would to have put the recovery on an included USB thumb drive. One plus is that you can use external storage with a Surface, plus it has SkyDrive cloud storage. Still, we would like to see the OS not be so fat.
What do you think about this?