Microsoft tells you just how much storage you'll get on the Surface

Surface tablet user space unveiled by Microsoft, 32GB version sports 16GB of free space.

Published Tue, Nov 6 2012 3:35 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

I had a very weird dream about Surface last night, that it was some huge 20-inch-or-so tablet, and that I truly loved it. But, even in my dream, I couldn't do much with it apart from show people the desktop (Metro/Windows style UI wasn't in my dream), and run a web browser.

Microsoft tells you just how much storage you'll get on the Surface |

Anyway, Microsoft have revealed the the exact storage a consumer would receive with the Surface tablet once its in your hands. This accounts for binary conversion, recovery partition, and the software itself. The 32GB Surface will have 16GB of free space, while the 64GB model will have 46GB of free space on-board.

But, you can use microSD cards and USB storage for your external storage needs, which helps in magnitudes you could only iWish on the iPad.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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