The cheapest model of Microsoft's new Surface tablet comes with 32 GB storage, twice that of the cheapest iPad.
But here's why: According to Microsoft, the Surface's operating system takes up nearly half that space, leaving you with only 16 GB to play around with. In contrast, Apple's iOS operating system only takes up about 1 GB of space.
In a Reddit AMA session a few weeks ago, Microsoft's Surface team said that the 32 GB model would have about 20 GB of free space. It looks like you actually get a bit less than that.
So while 32 GB sounds like a good deal, keep in mind you're only getting a bit more storage than you would get on a similarly-priced iPad.
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