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Microsoft to ship Surface Pro with just 23GB of useable storage

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By John Glenday | Reporter

January 30, 2013 | 1 min read

Microsoft is reportedly set to ship its premium Surface Pro tablet/laptop combo with just 23GB of storage when the $899 device launches on 9 February, according to reports on IGN.

Despite advertising 64GB of storage for the base model in actuality this is only likely to deliver 23GB which is available to use after the memory intensive Windows 8 OS takes its share.

Those plumping for the 128GB model will fare slightly better, gleaning 83GB of storage, but still well below the headline rate.

Commenting on the discrepancy Microsoft stated: "Surface Pro has a USB 3.0 port for connectivity with almost limitless storage options, including external hard drives and USB flash drives. Surface also comes pre-loaded with SkyDrive, allowing you to store up to 7GB of content in the cloud for free."

The Surface Pro marks an attempt by Microsoft to shring the full PC experience into a tablet; including full Windows 8, an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with integrated graphics, and 4GB of RAM.

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