Microsoft has confirmed that the forthcoming 128 GB Surface Pro model will feature 83 GB of free space.
The software giant's Windows 8 operating system and the pre-installed software take up around 45 GB of internal storage. The Surface Pro model offers a more complete experience of Microsoft's latest platform compared to the limited Surface RT tablet.
Microsoft stressed that the Surface Pro offers a USB 3.0 port to connect external storage devices, as well as support for its cloud storage service, SkyDrive, which delivers an additional 7 GB of free space.
The entry-level Surface Pro is a 64 GB version, so if the aforementioned figure applies to said model, only 19 GB of storage will be available. The Surface Pro will launch on February 9.
The 32 GB Surface RT model, meanwhile, left 16 GB of storage due to Windows RT and apps. Microsoft was later sued for allegedly falsely advertising the amount of storage space. However, it states how much space will be taken on its website (opens in new tab).