Original Link: http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/5/3603652/microsoft-surface-windows-rt-disk-space

Microsoft has revealed exactly how much free space new Surface owners are left with after taking into account Windows RT and system-related files. For the 32GB version of the new tablet, users have access to only 16GB of storage, with the remaining half taken up by Windows recovery tools, Windows RT, Microsoft Office, and built-in apps.

Seriously Microsoft, WTF? iOS and Android devices manage to only lose 1 to 2 gigs tops to the OS..