We have already seen the official pricing for each version of the new Microsoft tablet and probably many of you are curious why there is no version with 16 GB of usable memory. The answer to this question is very simple.
The reason for the lack of a 16 GB version of Surface is the operating system. Windows RT along with Office, takes up as much as 12 times more space than competitive iOS. Translating this to numbers tells us that the system needs as much as 12 GB of space and this is an official message, confirmed by hardware designers.
So, you can see that the 16GB version of the tablet would not be racist, since the user would have left at most 4 GB. That’s why the cheapest version of the tablet is a 32GB version, costing $ 499, which is a variant of the Touch Cover.
In the 32GB variant of the tablet, the user will have 20 GB of free space available, as the rest will be used for the entire mass of applications offered by the new operating system. Apple solved this issue a little better and on its 16 GB iPad, as much as 14 GB of memory is available to the user.
But we are more interested in whether all of these applications will be useful enough to encourage the consumer to purchase a new device.