Acer is not so happy about Microsoft making its own tablet and believes that it will be “negative for the whole PC industry”. Acer’s CEO told the Financial Times, “We have said (to Microsoft) think it over. 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.”
Microsoft is all set to launch “Surface” tablet this October with its new operating system, Windows 8 that supports touchscreen technology. The move by Microsoft to sell its own brand of tablets was not expected to be popular among the PC manufacturing companies and now Acer is asking Microsoft to think twice.
Campbell Kan, Acer’s president told the Financial Times that the company was “debating internally” about Microsoft’s decision and is thinking about what further steps Microsoft might take. “If Microsoft … is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?,” that’s what Kan told the FT.
Microsoft didn’t reveal any information about the prices for the Surface yet. Both the tablets feature 10.6-inch screen with HD displays and a kickstand. The Pro version will be packed with 128GB of memory while the RT version comes with either 32GB or 64GB of memory.