Acer CEO Again On Microsoft Surface Tablet: It Will Have A ‘Negative Effect’

Posted on Aug 11 2012 - 6:21am by Editorial Staff

Acer CEO just lastly given Microsoft a clear warning that to “think twice” about the release of its Surface tablet, as it one or another will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem, the company’s CEO JT Wang has clarified and told DigiTimes that “Microsoft’s actions will have a rather negative impact on the long-established PC ecosystem,” but that “[Acer] has no intentions of quitting the Windows-based tablet PC market, and is aggressively developing related devices.”

Wang said that Microsoft is “currently looking for solutions such as creating a price gap to minimize the [Surface’s] negative impact on other vendors’ product lineups,” and that, if the Surface is priced at $499-599 rather than $199, “the effects will be a lot smaller.”

Microsoft back in June only announced its “Surface” tablet, which is 9.3mm thick, features a full-size USB 2 port, beveled edges canted at 22 degrees and weighs 1.5 lbs. The casing is made of magnesium and Microsoft calls Surface, a ‘full PC’.

(Image Source: Microsoft Surface)

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