Acer chairman JT Wang claims Microsoft has already acknowledged the concerns of brand vendors that the Surface tablet could seriously impact the existing PC ecosystem. The software giant is reportedly trying to minimize the negative impact created by Surface's launch.
Since such comments triggered market watchers to speculate that Acer may quit developing Windows-based tablet PCs, Wang has clarified that the company has no intentions of quitting the Windows-based tablet PC market, and is aggressively developing related devices.
Wang noted that Microsoft has not intention of abandoning its plans to launch the Surface range, and Acer, after carefully evaluating both the positives and negatives, believes Microsoft's actions will have a rather negative impact on the long-established PC ecosystem, and therefore has recently made further contact with Microsoft to discuss its concerns. Wang also pointed out that his public comments were not only meant for the benefit of Acer, but also the whole Windows ecosystem.