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Lawyer sues Microsoft for not telling him the Surface had only 16GB of available storage

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:31

Andrew Sokolowski is a lawyer who lives and works in Los Angeles. He recently decided to buy himself one of them Microsoft Surface tablets – a 32GB model, to be more specific, and venture into the world of Windows RT tablets. Little did he know that he was about to run out of storage space a lot faster than he assumed – right after loading a bunch of documents and media files onto his brand new tablet...

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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:24

21. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Who would like to buy a 32GB model device when in fact you can only use half of its total capacity...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:29

22. Shubham412302 (Posts: 453; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

isted he should have cased against sd manufacturers ther provide 14.8 gigs in16gigs sd

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 16:00

36. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Yeah but that's kind of the same story. Part of the storage is used for the file system and identification, and so you don't get the full capacity.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:52 1

23. Aeires (unregistered)

MS should have just called the 32gig model a 16gig model and been done with it.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:16

25. Tones (Posts: 74; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:32

33. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

As stated for years when you bu a PC, it starts the specs of the systems itself and the hard drive, NEVER HAVE IT STATED AVAILABLE SPACE!!!!!!! No device out there advertise available space, but over all. Like when you buy a hard drive itself, your available space is less due to firm and configuration files that is need to operated.

This have been going on since PC have been around. This case will get throwing out, since they did not advertise as, "available space" It listed the true specs.

And if this the case everyone that owns a device with a hard drive, ssd, grom and etc can sue. AND THIS WILL WIPE OUT THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTARIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:07 1

34. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

quite simply Microsoft said the 32gb of storage they didn't say 32gb of storage available to the consumer. Being handset techies we all know this, hell if you're any type of techie would know this. Microsoft or any tech manufacturer has ever hidden the fact that the storage advertised is the available storage to the consumer. I wonder how old this lawyer is not knowing how tech works.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 13:55 1

35. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I think that Lawyer should lose, because he didnt exercise his right to return or exchange.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 20:58

38. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

It doesn't matter if the lawyers wrong or right. But if anything comes out of this I hope it's a little consumer love and either one of two things happen 1) pricing should change instead of paying for every GB we should only pay for the available useGB's. Or 2) be very accurate in letting people know what exactly they are getting by printing the available user storage on the package or by advertising it exactly.

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