The 64 GB Surface Pro Will Have 23 GB Of Usable Space

The Verge:

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, due on February 9th, will have a smaller amount of storage space than expected. A company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the 64GB edition of Surface Pro will have 23GB of free storage out of the box. The 128GB model will have 83GB of free storage. It appears that the Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition will make up the 41GB total on the base Surface Pro model.

I think Apple’s decision to release a 128 GB iPad is a bit strange. However, Microsoft’s decision to ship an OS — targeted specifically at space-constrained devices — that weighs in at 41 GB is downright insane.