Acer and Microsoft help out at the London 2012 Olympics

Acer's CEO may not like it that Microsoft is developing its own Surface tablet, but Acer is still using Microsoft's Windows OS for its laptops, desktops and servers. Nowhere is that more evident at the moment than at the London 2012 Summer Olympic games.

As a new post on Microsoft's Windows Experience blog points out, Acer is the official PC hardware partner of the London games and as such the company has 350 staff members on site in London and surrounding areas to provide hardware for the event. Microsoft says that includes, "13,500 desktops; 2,900 notebooks, 950 servers and storage systems; 13,000 computer monitors; and many tablet PCs."

Acer servers handle some of the behind-the-scenes efforts of the Olypmpics, including competition scores and more. The Olympic athletes can also go to one of three Acer-run centers in the London area where they can use Acer S3 Ultrabooks, Acer ICONIA A510 tablets, and Z3810 all-in-one desktops to surf the net and/or contact family members. Naturally, all of this hardware is running on Windows 7.

Source: Windows Experience blog | Image via Microsoft

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Ricardo Dawkins said,
Iconia A series doesnt run Windows. it runs Android.

Shh. Your on Windowswin. It's Everything in the world is on Windows 8 or a Windows Phone or die.

"The Olympic athletes can also go to one of three Acer-run centers in the London area where they can use Acer S3 Ultrabooks, Acer ICONIA A510 tablets, and Z3810 all-in-one desktops to surf the net and/or contact family members. Naturally, all of this hardware is running on Windows 7."

Last time I checked the Acer ICONIA A510 tablet runs Android.

I wonder what the athletes would do if their start button was missing. Would Michael Phelps have ever jumped into the water?

Enron said,
I wonder what the athletes would do if their start button was missing. Would Michael Phelps have ever jumped into the water?

Actually he would swim faster because rather than having to hunt around in multiple levels of a tree view for the swim program, it would be right there in front of him. One click rather than clicking Start, All Programs, Sports, Pool, Swim.

nohone said,

Actually he would swim faster because rather than having to hunt around in multiple levels of a tree view for the swim program, it would be right there in front of him. One click rather than clicking Start, All Programs, Sports, Pool, Swim.

Ahh so your secretly assuming hes to stupid to find it on his own. Makes sense

The Laughing Man said,
Ahh so your secretly assuming hes to stupid to find it on his own. Makes sense

Not stupid... just less smart...

nohone said,

Actually he would swim faster because rather than having to hunt around in multiple levels of a tree view for the swim program, it would be right there in front of him. One click rather than clicking Start, All Programs, Sports, Pool, Swim.

So when he wins a gold medal, does he just pin it to the start screen?

950 servers? Wow just think how much power could have been saved had we not bothered with it. Outcome was known already beforehand.

n_K said,
950 servers? Wow just think how much power could have been saved had we not bothered with it. Outcome was known already beforehand.

just imagine how much power we would save if all car dealers shut their lights after they close shop.

n_K said,
950 servers? Wow just think how much power could have been saved had we not bothered with it. Outcome was known already beforehand.

Why don't you just stop using the internet? That way we'd save a lot of power...

Microsoft says that includes, "13,500 desktops; 2,900 notebooks, 950 servers and storage systems; 13,000 computer monitors; and many tablet PCs."

That's hecka lot of computers!