Now that Windows RT is slowly turning into another Microsoft flop, Acer has decided to launch its first Windows RT tablet. There is still no word on a specific launch timeframe, let alone specs, but Acer believes the OS has a lot of potential.
Oliver Ahrens, President of Acer EMEA operations, told IT World that Acer’s wait-and-see strategy was sound. He argued that the company wanted to see how the market would develop before releasing a product. He said that one competitor sold just 20 Windows RT tablets a day, but he did not name the company in question.
Meanwhile Acer has introduced new Windows 8 laptops and it is looking at Windows 8 tablets as well. However, Windows 8 tablets are still not ready for prime time. Analysts point to a lack of touch optimized applications and lack of adequate hardware. Since x86 chips capable of handling Windows 8 are a lot more power hungry than ARM chips used in consumer oriented tablets, this probably won’t change anytime soon.