2.0 and only 16 Gb... meh, not impressed :))
Haha, I only need it to get my shit off her laptop, which I took for Georgia.
Not a chance, the big difference is that Bethesda is self-funded while Bioware is funded by EA. Bethesda can afford to take 2+ years making an open-world game, and even then they still put out buggy messes. But if Bioware tried to make an open-world game (instead of their usual linear hub games) then EA would force Bio to push it out the door after 12 months to give themselves a revenue boost in that fiscal quarter.
DA3 is announced for late 2013 which is almost 3 years after DA2. That could still be a tight schedule for an open world game, but I don't know where you get 12 months. They have confirmed DA3 was started before DA2 even came out too, so it's not like half that time was wasted.
I would guess you are partially right though, if they do go more toward Skyrim I bet they will do several large hubs rather than one massive world. Simply because it's easier to test and easier to make and they're not experienced open world developers.