Law360 reports that Andrew Sokolowski, Attorney at Law, with a “focus on protecting consumers’ and employees’ rights” has launched a class action law suit against Microsoft, claiming the software giant lied about the storage available in its Surface tablets.
He claims Microsoft misled consumers and falsely advertised its recently released Surface RT tablet as having more storage capacity than it actually does.
He claims Microsoft knew, but conceals and failed to disclose in its advertising, marketing or promotional materials that the Windows RT operating system that runs the Surface consumes approximately 16 gigabytes of the represented storage capacity.
Sokolowski filed the case in California State Court this Tuesday – it is not clear if it has been approved for class action status yet.
The Microsoft Surface comes with a 32 GB SSD, of which approximately 16 GB is taken up with the operating system, pre-installed applications and a recovery partition. It does however allow storage to be easily expanded via microSD card, a feature that is missing from the price-matched iPad with an equivalent sized SSD of which all 32 GB is available to the user
Do our readers think Sokolowski was actually misled by Microsoft’s marketing, or did he just buy a Surface tablet after the news broke with the express purpose of suing Microsoft? Let us know below.