Acer founder says iPad and MacBook Air are “short-term phenomena”

Acer founder says iPad and MacBook Air are “short-term phenomena”

From “mutant virus” to a “short-term phenomenon”: in less than a year, that was the change of opinion of Stan Shih, founder of Acer, about the iPad and he now also puts the MacBook Air on the cake, speaking to the DigiTimes about tablets and “ultrabooks” in general.

Stan Shih, founder of Acer

That's right: for the executive whose company also wants to fight hard in the tablet segment, these two product segments that are currently pumping do not have many future prospects, but he doesn’t give much ground on why to find this, simply calling for greater innovation in conventional notebooks from an “out of the box” thinking, as Apple did with the iPad.

Is it because of this that Acer is going from bad to worse?

(via Electronist)