Taiwanese computer maker Acer has urged Microsoft Corp
Acer urges Microsoft to think twice about hardware
Microsoft's “Surface” tablet would enter the market in direct competition with Acer's “Iconia” or Hewlett-Packard Co's
For the past two decades, Microsoft and personal computer makers have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship. Campbell Kan, Acer's president for personal computer global operations, said the company was debating internally how to respond to the Surface. “If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?,” he is quoted as saying.