Acer Gives the ‘PC Is Dead’ Meme the Finger
Right after Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich tossed PCs under the bus with his announcement of a massive layoff at Intel, Acer’s CEO Jason Chen effectively stood up on stage and said “Bullshit”. The thing is that with hundreds of millions of PCs in market, while sales are down all of the reasons folks had to explain the decline of PCs have evaporated. Windows Vista and Windows 8 are gone, and the iPad is on life support. Yes there are a few people replacing PCs with phones and iPad Pros but the Microsoft Surface is far more successful, and if you want a phone that does PC work really there is only one phone that does that and that is a Windows 10 phone with Continuum.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.