Microsoft Surface RT ScreenWe had a suspicion that Windows RT took up a lot of space on Microsoft’s new Surface, and now it’s been confirmed. According to Microsoft, the software, which includes Windows RT, Microsoft Office and built-in apps, takes up exactly half of the 32GB Surface’s overall storage space.

That’s a pretty hefty amount, especially when you consider how much space a few apps and video files can take up. However, there are cloud options available, along with a microSD slot and USB connection, so there are ways of dealing with the limited space.

Users who opt for the 64GB version, in comparison, only have to deal with losing a fraction of on-board storage. It may befuddle a few consumers here and there as to why they suddenly have no storage after downloading a few apps/TV shows/movies, but it likely won’t deter potential buyers all that much.

[via TheVerge, Microsoft]