The Microsoft Surface Pro officially opened for sales today with some more information about the device being released officially by Microsoft.
Microsoft has unwittingly disclosed how much space its device will have after deduction of the space of the OS and other applications. A few days back Microsoft had erringly confirmed that smaller Surface Pro will have only 23 GB of space and the larger version will have about 83 GB of space.
The error was soon corrected. The real figures when shown in the decimal system used for calculating the 64 GB and 128 GB storage comes to be 32GB and 96 GB and if the space freed by relocating the Recovery partition is taken into account, the free space climbs to 40 GB for the smaller capacity Surface Pro and 104 GB for the larger Surface Pro.
Microsoft has outlined the storage on its website for its small and large versions of the Surface Pro. The smaller version of the Surface Pro will feature 29 GB of free space while the larger version will have 89GB of free space. This is coming straight from the horse’s mouth.
The above value excludes the Recovery Partition which is an 8GB slice of space and the end of the Solid State Drive. This space can be copied to the USB flash drive and the space utilized to increase the free space to 37 GB and 97 GB.