“Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was knocked for the dearth of storage on the low-end version. Surface Pro isn’t faring much better,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.

“The 64GB version of the upcoming Surface Pro — due for release February 9 — will offer only 23GB of available storage space for user files, according to a statement CNET received from Microsoft,” Crothers reports. “In short, Windows 8 will gobble up as much as 45GB on the Surface Pro, according to Microsoft’s specs.”

Crothers reports, “Surface RT — the first RT version released last year — has similar storage constraints, as Microsoft’s fine print shows. For example, on the 32GB Surface RT, after allowing for the OS, Windows recovery tools, Microsoft Office, and built-in apps, you’re left with 16GB. On the 64GB model, you get 46GB.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Chris” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Toting around a Microsoft Surface tablet or tattooing “My IQ is 68!” on your forehead. The choice is yours; the effect the same.

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