Discounting the growing sales of tablets, the Acer chief believes the tablet computers are just a passing fad. The founder of Acer, Stan Shih has said that both Ultrabooks and tablets are just short term fashionable items and that they don’t hold much promise over the long term.
According to Digitimes, the tablet market can only be confronted head on if notebook companies come out with creative products which are cheap and convenient for end users. However, Digitimes didn’t give details where and when the comments were made by him.
Stan did give credit to Apple for its original and out of the box thinking and he further said other notebook makers should learn from it.
The other market watchers, however, do not believe the tablet market is going to be weakened in the near term. At the same time, Acer itself is coming out with several tablets to cash in on the latest computing trend in the market. The Acer founder has emphasised the industry needs to come out with more value added product.
One valid point made by him was the PC platform was the basis of the IT industry and that tablets themselves came out from personal computers. One point clearly made by consumers with their overwhelming support for tablets was they wanted convenient and low cost devices.