Acer continues to speak out on Microsoft's decision to build Surface

Shawn Knight

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Acer has once again spoken out against Microsoft and their just-released Surface tablet. In a recent interview with Tencent Technology, Acer's Greater China president Lin Xianlang likened making hardware to food. His comments were roughly translated as he described Microsoft's...

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Acer is just whining because theyre, while relatively reliable, mediocre (at best) hardware with massive margins no longer cuts it and they have to redo their business model. +1 to MS for the Surface Pro. first "tablet" im actually considering


Acer makes low end equipment. Microsoft is no longer being just a partner but a competitor, with a distinct advantage. Acer will most likely just reverse engineer MS Surface and come out with there own version next year.


How is this news?

Acer makes low-end garbage, not premium hardware that would most likely be found on Win8 (or WinRT) ecosystem. The CEO is yammering, because they can't make high-qaulity stuff and missed out on the WinRT front because they had their head in Androids butt.

Acer's CE) isn't fooling anyone with his, but himself.


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My favorite part... 'The fact that Microsoft doesn?t have to pay licensing fees for the operating system and Office has allowed them to competitively price Surface starting at $499.'

Yeah, no licensing fees.. .just a couple dozen million to build the OS. I've read industry analysts say that Apple would be in trouble if Samsung really pushed to price them out of the market. Samsung doesn't have to build an OS and it costs them less than Apple to make a phone or tablet.

I'm glad we don't have to rely on Acer for quality Windows products.


"Samsung doesn't have to build an OS and it costs them less than Apple to make a phone or tablet"

Android is free. Windows RT aint.


Acer is whining because they aren't sure they can compete with Microsoft..


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It's an Acer :/.

The only thing Acer have going for them is constantly being mistaken by the layfolks as Asus...