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Storage of Microsoft Surface Pro doubled to 256GB in Japan

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Storage of Microsoft Surface Pro doubled to 256GB in Japan
Microsoft has been hearing complaints from those customers who bought a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet. It seems that the 64GB model leaves only 23GB of usable space. The 128GB variant of the slate has only 83GB available. With the Microsoft Surface Pro ready to launch in Japan on June 7th, the Redmond based software studs decided to offer a 256GB model of the tablet in the country.

Microsoft has 86'd the 64GB version of the Microsoft Surface Pro in Japan and will now offer 128GB and 256GB models of the tablet. The price will be ¥99,800 ($975 USD) for the 128GB model and ¥119,800 ($1170 USD) for the 256GB variant. Another change in Japan is that Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Business, which in the U.S. can be found in the Microsoft Surface RT and not the Surface Pro, is bundled with the latter in Japan. And there are also exclusive Touch Covers available in the country.

By the way, for the record, the 256GB model of the tablet has about 200GB of usable space.

The Microsoft Surface Pro will launch in Japan on June 7th

The Microsoft Surface Pro will launch in Japan on June 7th


source: MicrosoftStore via Neowin, BGR

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posted on 29 May 2013, 17:14 6

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


should have made the SSD drive removable..

posted on 29 May 2013, 19:43 3

7. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


although a nice idea but I think making storage removable would mean a thicker tablet due to the drive's housing. also there is usb 3.0 port, sd card slot and cloud storage.

Asus made a tablet that has extra storage and battery in it's keyboard dock.

posted on 29 May 2013, 23:17

8. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


damn these SSd are so expensive

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:33 7

3. papss (unregistered)


Agreed but still nice to see them offer even larger storage.

posted on 29 May 2013, 18:06 4

4. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Good!!! this is progress. and it didn't take that long to get it done.

posted on 29 May 2013, 18:25

5. gd761 (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Microsoft upgrading the SSD to 256GB is ok.

What Would Be Very Nice would be, Microsoft Making the SSD ACCESSIBLE for the Customers to be able to Upgrade the SSD to what Size the Customer Wants or what the Customer Can Afford.

Microsoft had designed the Surface Tablet to be a Full Fledged Computer in the Form of a Tablet.
When people buy a Computer, they Usually Upgrade the Storage. The Hard Drive / SSD to a Larger one.

Microsoft had listened to what the Customers have Been Demanding and Upgraded the SSD to the 256GB Model to make the Customers Demands Feel like they were listened to and answered.

If ANYONE AGREES WITH THIS POST, then Comment Here in this Post as Well as Contacting Microsoft either Directly by yourself or by just Copying and Pasting this Post to Microsoft.

If and When you Copy and Paste this Post with All of the Following Comments, send it to Bill Gates at Microsoft to his Company E-Mail Address billg@microsoft.com and if enough E-Mails go to Him there, then Microsoft Would Have to Listen Again to Us Customers Who are Making Another Demand that should have Not have even been an Issue in the first place, because Microsoft should have Made the SSD ACCESSIBLE ON BOTH SURFACE RT AND SURFACE PRO MODELS!!!!

posted on 29 May 2013, 18:42 1

6. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


We all think this eould be a great feature. Microsoft usually likes to get feedback and listens to its customers maybe this will be added in the surface 2.

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