I find it hysterical that Acer Chairman JT Wang is the most vocal critic of Microsoft getting into the hardware business with the Surface. You see, I still haven’t experienced Windows 8 in Portrait mode and it is his company’s fault. Acer chose not to release a 64-bit driver for the Iconia Tab 500W tablet’s Accelerometer (without which it is locked in landscape mode), the very machine I use for testing Windows 8. I’m not talking about a Windows 8-specific driver. They never released the driver for Windows 7. If they had it would work just fine with Windows 8. It is exactly this kind of crap that is forcing Microsoft to get into the systems hardware business.
JT Wang should stop harping on Microsoft and focus on fixing his own company’s poor execution. If Acer did a proper job on Windows tablets then Microsoft wouldn’t have done the Surface in the first place.