12th August 2012, 02:55 #1
Don't price Surface at $199, pleads Acer
Acer wants Microsoft to create a price gap that PC makers can drive a truck through. Acer's chairman doesn't want Microsoft to price Surface at $199, claiming significant harm to PC makers
12th August 2012, 14:24 #2
I guess they are sitting between a rock and a hard place. Looking at the $199 Google tab they need to go with a low price to make Surface a success. But that would probably alienate their traditional hardware partners.
If they go with a $499 to $599 price, Surface will become a looser. There are too many lower priced excellent alternatives on the market.