Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, due on February 9th, will have a smaller amount of storage space than expected. A company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the 64GB edition of Surface Pro will have 23GB of free storage out of the box. The 128GB model will have 83GB of free storage.
It appears that the Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition will make up the 41GB total on the base Surface Pro model.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 14:51
HP is preparing to launch its first entry into the Chromebook marketplace, if a PDF found on its site can be believed. According to this listing, HP's currently-unannounced Pavilion Chromebook will feature a 1.1GHz Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, a 16GB solid-state drive, and a 14-inch, 1366 x 768 display.
That display alone makes HP's Chromebook a bit of an oddity — current models from Lenovo, Samsung, and Acer feature 11.6-inch screens, though they run at the same resolution as HP's model. Besides that screen, there doesn't appear to be much to differentiate HP's model from the currently-available Chromebooks — it has the same processor as Acer's model and the same RAM and storage as the Samsung.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 15:00
This could be the year of the solid-state drive.
Newfangled uber-thin Windows 8 devices and falling flash memory prices could double the size of the solid-state drive market, according to a research note today from IHS iSuppli.
"The newest wave of ultrabooks loaded with Windows 8 has started to generate enthusiasm," wrote Ryan Chien, analyst for memory and storage at IHS, adding that a growing appetite for laptops, hybrids, and tablets could conspire with falling flash memory prices to drive demand.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:57
Surface Windows 8 Pro will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. Microsoft announced plans to launch the second series of itsSurface Windows 8 Pro tablet computer on 9 February 2013 in the US and Canada.
The tablet will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB models. Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet will be 0.53 inches thick, weigh two pounds and will be thicker and heavier than the RT.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:12
Microsoft has inadvertently revealed that it will launch its Surface Pro tablet within weeks.
This confirmation comes via Twitter, with Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft's Surface products revealing the news.
He said, "On my way to the factory to check out #Surface Pro coming off the line...arriving in the coming weeks."
Of course, it's unclear whether this refers to both a US and UK release, but Microsoft had previously promised that it would launch the Surface Pro approximately 90 days after the release of the original Surface RT tablet, which it launched on 26 October.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:52