The Surface tablet officially launched 10 days ago but that is not stopping PC maker Acer from continuing its rants against Microsoft entering the PC hardware business. Company executives have attacked Microsoft and the Surface since just after the official Surface reveal in June.
Today, there's word of yet another slam against Surface by an Acer executive. The Chinese website Tencent Technology reports that Acer Greater Chinese president Lin Xianlang feels that Microsoft will learn that entering the PC hardware business will be like eating "hard rice" Yes, that is what the translation of the page indicated Xianlang says, although we're sure something is being lost in the translation.
Acer execs have said in the past that they actually like Windows 8 itself; just not the Surface. It's more than possible that Acer believes that Microsoft's launch of its own tablet will take away the market share for Acer's own Windows 8 products. The company has already generated a lot of interest in its thin-and-light touch screen enabled Aspire S7 notebooks that run Windows 8.
The same interview with Xianlang also said that Acer is committed to its smartphone business. In September, the company said it would launch six new smartphones, including one new Windows Phone 8 device.