Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Oct 2012 00:46 UTC
Windows "Taiwanese computer maker Acer is putting off the launch of tablets using Microsoft's new Windows RT operating system to give itself time to see how Microsoft's own Surface tablet fares. The world's No. 4 PC vendor by shipments initially planned to roll out Windows RT tablets based on ARM chips early next year. However, the launch of Microsoft's tablet last week and the mixed reviews it has drawn has prompted Acer to wait and see until at least the second quarter of 2013." Whatever the reason, this doesn't send a very promising message about Windows RT. Or, not entirely unlikely, Acer and other OEMs just can't measure up to Surface RT.
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measure up? compete on price!
by chithanh on Wed 31st Oct 2012 13:12 UTC
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Or, not entirely unlikely, Acer and other OEMs just can't measure up to Surface RT.

This is expected and not surprising. Microsoft can undercut the OEMs by the $85 or so which the Windows RT license costs. And they had the ability to develop the tablet and the OS together.

So an OEM who wants to compete against the Surface RT starts at a $85 disadvantage and is behind in development.

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