Andrew Sokolowski should have read our review first before getting a 32GB Surface tablet. Sokolowski, a lawyer in Los Angeles, is now suing Microsoft because the Surface tablet that he bought didn’t have all the storage space that it advertised. Sokolowski bought a 32GB Surface tablet last week and to his dismay, he found out too soon that his shiny Surface tablet quickly ran out of storage space after loading in some music and Microsoft Word documents.
Sokolowski claims that only 16GB of storage space was already left for him to use, with the other half already consumed by the OS and a few pre-installed apps. On Tuesday this week, lawyers filed the case at the Superior Court in Los Angeles, alleging that Microsoft has done false advertising and that the company is running unfair business practices. Sokolowski is eyeing for a class action lawsuit.
Microsoft had this to say about the complaint: “Customers understand the operating system and pre-installed applications reside on the device’s internal storage thereby reducing the total free space.” In our Surface RT review, we noted that that Windows 8 OS consumed almost half of its overall storage and we even advised our readers to get a 64GB microSD card, just in case the remaining 16GB is not enough for all the stuff that they want to store on the tablet.