Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB Model Has Less Than Half The Storage Available

Microsoft Surface Pro

The fact that the operating system and pre-installed apps seem to take a lot of storage has been an issue for all Microsoft Surface devices, and the owners are only capable of using way less storage than what they payed for.

Way less means half the storage from the specifications list, even if prices for the 64 GB variant is higher than usual.

Launched month after the Surface RT tablet, the next tablet from Microsoft is called Surface Pro and unlike previous product it offers a complete experience regarding performance desktop applications, which are usually available for desktop PCs.

Since storage is considered an advantage for most users as its size increases, what happens if the operating system unduly occupy a lot of GB?

On PCs and laptops, Windows usually takes 2 to 4 GB, depending on the version and in time it can even reach the size of 20 GB. This is why it is recommended to delete and re-install Windows from time to time. But what can we do with the Surface Pro tablet?

The 64 GB Microsoft Surface Pro model has only 23 GB of user-available storage. The rest is allocated to the operating system in several ways. The first time we allocate virtual memory, which is recommended to be set at approximately twice the size of RAM. This means that more than 8 GB of storage space is allocated in this way. Next is the operating system and pre-installed applications.

Now, Windows 8 might not occupy so much space, but installing software can exponentially increase its size. Because this scenario we assume that Microsoft has decided to allocate a lot of storage to the operating system. This brings us to 23 GB of space the user is allowed to handle and must be sufficient to media, software and even games, as the Intel Core i5 processor to handle them.

If you are concerned that 23 GB may not be enough, you have to think this way: Microsoft wanted to provide an experience of operating the system close to perfection, without the problems that users have had to cope with older versions of the system.

For a fair result some sacrifices had to be made and several GB of space have been “lost”. This does not mean that the tablet Surface Pro should be considered less than a great product. In addition, you can use a card to a size of 128 GB and to expand storage capacity.

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