Acer could abandon Windows if Microsoft releases Windows 8 Surface tab
Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:49 AM
Acer CEO JT Wang told The Financial Times this week that he has asked Microsoft to reconsider competing head-to-head with Acer and its other PC maker partners by releasing the Surface family of Windows-based tablets. And if Microsoft declines, another Acer executive has suggested that the firm seek out alternatives to Windows.
"We have said [to Microsoft] think it over," Wang said. "Think twice. It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at, so please think twice."
"If Microsoft … is going to do hardware business, what should we do?" he asked. "Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?"
Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:18 AM
From my experience, Acer produces one of the most unreliable, fault-prone devices on the market! I do not know of any person that bought any Acer product after what they experienced with their first one.
Acer should leave the Android alone too.
Agreed. Acer products only have one thing going for them... they're cheap. Other than that their products are generally just throw-away models.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:18 PM
As for Microsoft trying their hands at the hardware market I wish them best of luck because they don't really have a good track record of hardware reliability thanks to their xbox systems and I don't think that will stop. Their only answer to faulty hardware is to make another generation that fixes the issue and you have to fork up more money.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:21 PM
I own an Acer laptop for 2 years now and I am very happy with the quality. Not a single problem with it and it was way cheaper than Dell, HP, and Samsung offerings with the same hardware. $450 vs $550+.
Acer needs to keep selling their Android tablets and get on the MS Surface bandwagon too. What do they have to loose?