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Microsoft gets hit with a lawsuit over advertised Surface storage capacity

Microsoft gets sued over the actual capacity of the Surface RT, suit claims false advertising.

Published Fri, Nov 16 2012 12:43 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Microsoft has been hit with a lawsuit in relation to the Surface's advertised storage capacity. LA-based lawyer Andrew Sokolowski claims that the Surface RT tablet comes with less storage space than advertised by Microsoft, so, being a lawyer, he feels he is entitled to some compensation.

Microsoft gets hit with a lawsuit over advertised Surface storage capacity |

Mr. Sokolowski's lawyers are seeking class action status for the lawsuit, claiming false advertising and unfair business practices, which would help get compensation for everyone who purchased a Surface RT tablet. Of course, the lawyers would end up getting a good portion of the money as they always do in a class action suit.

Sokolowski reported that the 32GB tablet he purchased ran out of space after loading some music and Word files. This is when he discovered that only 16GB of the 32GB claimed was available for use. However, I imagine he missed the fine print detailing that space would be used by the operating system, formatting, and other causes.

This lawsuit likely won't go far, but on the off chance it does, we'll be sure to keep you availed to the latest.


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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