Ed Bott Disputes The Amount Of Free Space On The Surface Pro
Still, 38 GB out of 64 GB is still about half the space gone on the baseline model. That is a lot, especially considering to achieve that amount you have to also own an 8GB USB key and deal with the hassle of copying the recovery partition. I concede, however, that the numbers quoted last month were too high.
What I can’t agree to is the premise that an SD card slot is a satisfactory replacement. SD cards are slow, easily lost and generally finicky. Using an SD card as your primary file location on any OS is terrible; SD cards are treated like second-class citizens. Take this post explaining how to move Metro apps to the SD card as an example of the annoyances involved.