- Jun 26, 2008
- 2,416 (0.54/day)
- Oshawa, Ontario
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 2600|
|Motherboard||MSI B450 Gaming Plus|
|Memory||GSkill 8GB Dual Channel DDR4-2800|
|Video Card(s)||MSI GamingX RX580 4GB|
|Storage||Kingston V300 240GB SSD + WD Green 2TB|
|Display(s)||ACER K212HL 27" + Haier 55" + Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality Headset|
|Case||Enermax Ostrog (Red)|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA B2 750W|
:shadedshuOne of the competitive advantages Microsoft's Surface RT tablet seemed to have over the full-sized iPad is that it offered twice as much storage at the same base $499 price point -- 32GB versus 16GB. But it turns out that advantage isn't quite as striking as it appears on the surface (pun fully intended).
Microsoft has posted a FAQ about Surface RT storage, and it reveals that out of the 32GB built into the tablet, only half of that amount is free for users to access. The total disk size thanks to the Windows binary systems is 29GB, and then Windows RT, the Microsoft Office apps, and other built-in apps total an additional 8GB. Throw in another 5GB for Windows recovery tools, and you're left with 16GB of free space right out of the box.