Ed Bott did something we’re not used to on these here interwebs- fact checking. After all of the faux outrage over free disc space on the Surface Pro, he checked what’s available on the MBA with the same specs. So you know, the Surface ships with the recovery saved on the hard drive but you can move it to USB if you want so that’s why there are two entries. Conclusion:
Here’s the tl;dr version. The MacBook Air 128 gives you 77.3 percent of the advertised storage space for user data. The Surface Pro 128 gives you 75.2 percent of its advertised capacity for storing data. And with one minor tweak that doesn’t affect the system’s capabilities in any way, you can increase the amount of data storage space on the Surface Pro to 81.8% of the advertised capacity.
Yeah now everyone go yell at Apple and start your lawsuits or just crawl back under your rocks.
Good work Ed.