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Acer delays their Windows RT tablet until Q2 2013, is cautious because of Surface

Acer is scared of Microsoft's Surface tablet, delays their Windows RT-based products until Q2 2013.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Nov 1 2012 6:37 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 1:40 PM CDT

Acer have announced that they are delaying the launch of their Windows RT-based products until Q2 2013. Acer President, Jim Wong, told Reuters that Microsoft's Surface tablet is a threat, that "because of Surface... we are much more cautious".

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The hardware maker did state earlier this year that Surface would hurt the industry, going as far as considering alternative partners. With Acer now pushing their Windows RT devices back, this might be more of a reality now.

Wong has said that he wants to see how Surface does in the market, how its received by customers, and how aggressive the Redmond-based company are at pushing Surface. But with a reported $1 billion in marketing money to play with, aggressive would be quite the understatement.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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