Why There’s No 16 GB Surface

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread, regarding how much free space is available on a 32 GB Surface RT:

I am Ricardo Lopez, Test Manager for Surface RT. After the OS, OfficeRT and a bunch of apps, you will still have more that 20GB. As you say, you can always add an SD card and while you cannot add apps there, you can get music, movies and photos there.

Probably doesn’t matter in the long run. I wouldn’t be surprised if next year’s iPads start at 32 GB, too. But it’s interesting that the lean-and-mean version of Windows isn’t nearly as lean and mean as iOS.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012