Microsoft addressed Surface Pro issues with disk space and battery life, among other topics, in a Reddit AMA today. The discussion was led by Panos Panay, head of the Surface team at Microsoft. He provided relatively lengthy responses to two issues that have emerged as shortcomings with the company’s newest tablet-laptop hybrid that runs Windows 8 Pro (and is scheduled to go on sale Saturday). What follows are some excerpts from Panay’s as well as other team members’ responses. Battery life: “If you compare it to say a MacBook Air, you will quickly see that pound for pound in battery size vs. battery life, you will find optimizations that put Surface best in its class. That said, we picked a smaller battery to be sure we were able to give you the same performance and to keep it thin. This kept the weight under 2 lbs.”
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