More posts about this laptop here, here and here.
The downside of an Ultrabook is the small hard drive. One of the downside of the Windows ecosystem is the OAMs can install a bunch of useless software, also known as “Bloatware”. Samsung didn’t fill this machine up with that much bloat, but with this small of a drive, every kilobyte counts.
So the system shows that out of the 128 GB SSD that only about 89.1 GB is usable. Of that paltry 89.1, only ~58 GB of free space. That is 31 GB for windows, apps and the bloat.
Now after system updates and Chrome install, I am down to 51.9 GB
Update: I have had to do atleast 4 Windows updates now and I am down to 50.1 GB after those updates
Update2: I am now on my 6th (I think) windows update down to 49GB
- Absolute Reminder
- Bing toolbar
My gosh this thing is fast
- Amazon Kindle
- All 15 of the wild tangent games(took forever 5 mins)
- Norton online back up
- All Norton products for that matter.
- multimedia pop
- Samsung software launcher
- Windows live messenger
- Windows live Mail
- Windows live writer
- windows live mesh
- Skype, but I will add it back on my own later
I have left the Samsung programs installed for now, as well as I have not investigated re-partitioning the drive. There is a 21GB recovey partition installed. After I get some time with the machine I will look at doing a clean wipe and install of the OS, or maybe just wait till windows 8