Microsoft underestimated its own Surface Pro storage, tests show

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Microsoft’s original Surface Pro storage estimates, that the company supplied to The Verge, are incorrect. In a series of tests, Ed Bott over at ZDNet has found that a 128GB model of the Surface Pro actually has 89.7GB of free usable space compared to the incorrect 83GB figure. It appears the reason for Microsoft’s mistaken values stems from a difference between pre-production and final shipping hardware.

Final Surface Pro models shipping with more storage than expected

“A source inside Microsoft tells me the employee who confirmed the numbers did so using pre-production machines that contained different disk images and debug code that is different from final shipping units that will be on sale beginning this weekend,” explains Bott….

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