Here's the problem.
Microsoft is marketing the Surface Pro as an alternative to a traditional laptop. It may look like a regular tablet, but the Surface Pro has all the same guts and specs as many regular laptops crammed inside. The Surface Pro also has the full version of Windows 8, meaning it can run older Windows apps designed for Windows 7.
But it borders on a joke for Microsoft to only offer a maximum of 83 GB of free space on a device that's designed to replace your regular laptop.
Even worse, the 64 GB model costs $899 and the 128 GB model costs $999. But you'll have to pay another $120 if you want to buy the special keyboard cover and get the full Surface experience.
MS is marketing as an alternative to a traditional laptop but it has laptop parts inside a tablet case. That is a problem? It has a full version of Windows 8. That is a problem?
Free space is never advertised only the total capacity of the drive including laptops. Is that a joke considering everybody does it that way?
The price is even worse you say? Why because it is the same price or cheaper than similar laptops?
This is a laptop in a tablet body though remember? The keyboard isn't necessary let alone a special keyboard to get the full Surface experience. It is an innovative option and in fact you could argue that to get the full Surface experience instead of a laptop experience you would actually need to remove the keyboard and use it as a tablet.
Just for comparison I guess the MacBook Air 11" has the same problems or worse.
64GB for $999 or 128GB for $1099 (Of course that isn't really what you get, so is Apple lying?)
Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM (What it has laptop guts and specs!)
Weight 2.38lbs (compared to 2lbs for Surface Pro)
Of course it has a non-removable keyboard meaning the keyboard is absolutely necessary for the full experience considering it doesn't have a touch screen.
Last but not least, it doesn't come with full Windows 8. Guess you need to buy that separately if you need to run your Windows legacy apps designed for Windows 7.
Business Insider recycled another very similar article somebody posted here into this one and only made a couple of changes to point out how The Verge supposedly broke some huge story that you don't get the full capacity of the flash storage and the release date. Is this even an article or just a big joke?