Acer Chairman Says Microsoft Hears OEM Concerns over Surface Tablet

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 10 August 2012 13:53

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Complaints from OEMs over Microsoft's Surface tablet being too much competition have been all over the news since the tablet was announced. With Microsoft not having to license their own software, they can either sell the tablet for a lot cheaper or give much better hardware fro the same price as an OEM tablet. Luckily, though, it looks like Microsoft will be sympathetic to those concerns. Acer chairman JT Wang said that Microsoft is looking at ways to make sure the Surface doesn't screw things up too much for OEMs, such as making the Surface priced fairly higher than any competing tablet. Sadly, there's still no word on pricing for any Windows 8 tablet. That's really what I'm waiting for to decide whether or not I like it. If they're priced competitively with other tablets, then it'd be worth it. But I couldn't see spending $500+ on something that I couldn't use as my main computer.