Microsoft Sued Over Surface Storage

Microsoft is being sued by Andrew Sokolowski, saying that the company is misrepresenting the amount of storage space available to users on the new Surface Tablet.


Apparently the new hardware has had problems since its release in October. Now a Los Angeles based lawyer is suing Microsoft alleging the company is misleading consumers about the amount of storage on the tablet.

“Microsoft knows, but conceals and fails to disclose in its advertising, marketing or promotional materials, that the Windows RT operating system consumes approximately 16 GB of the represented storage capacity of the Surface RT tablets, thus for a consumer who purchases the 32 GB Surface RT tablet, as plaintiff did, about 50% of the represented storage capacity is inaccessible and unusable.”

The company contends that customers understand that tablets come with less space than advertised. In a statement given to the Associated Press, Microsoft said “Customers understand the operating system and pre-installed applications reside on the device’s internal storage thereby reducing the total free space.”

Microsoft had updated it’s website with information about the amount of available storage space in early November a week after the Surface tablet went on sale.