Can’t we all get along?

Acer is showing signs of major irritation regarding Microsoft’s decision to build and sell their won tablet – the Microsoft Surface.

Acer CEO JT Wang is quoted as saying:

“They are doing something to kill the whole ecosystem…”

“…They have all this cash. They could kill everybody.”

“Maybe they think they need to do something aggressive to compete with Apple and not rely on brands like Acer, …It is a dilemma.”

Some OEM’s are realizing that Microsoft are DEADLY serious about getting into the hardware business.

JT Wang correctly realizes that in many ways, the success of the Surface might mean pain for Acer.


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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • 123321

    oh man… i can’t hear this anymore…
    acer, do sth better than the microsoft surface and people will buy it!

    • Robert Kegel

      I agree. If Microsoft didn’t make Surface we’d have a bunch of the same old type of tablets we’ve been having. There would probably be a bunch of tablets that looked like their Android versions but with Windows 8. Actually Acer is doing that with the Iconia W series. Make something that’s cool and people will buy it, make a Windows tablet that looks like your Android tablet but with a different OS and you might fail.

  • voleheart

    he needs help

  • Dave Merritt

    Go suck on a giant pacifier, Wang. Microsoft doesn’t do anything pedestrian anymore, so why would they want to rely on builders who create uninspired products on the cheap? Having previously purchased an Acer gaming laptop, I can completely fathom Microsoft’s disenchantment with builders. I’m still waiting to be wowed by any manufacturer’s announced product that can even compete with only the bits and pieces of released info on the Microsoft Surface. Put up, or shut up Wang. Mostly we want you to shut up.

  • Bolo

    He must ust shut-up and build better, attractive hardware for consumers

  • 1stkorean

    acer has always built lower end devices, so JT it is time to shut up or put up and build a better device, then the buying public will buty your device and nobody elses.

    • 123321

      acer ultrabooks are actually quite good quality

  • Digital Syrup

    Surface is the best looking and best engineered tablet I’ve seen so far. If anyone had something better, we would see it by now. Lenovo’s Yoga is the only other product I would buy if they priced it right.

  • Joe Danko

    To paraphrase Harry Truman about Washington, DC:
    If you want a friend in the high tech business, get a dog.