Acer is one of is the world's top PC makers, and so has a pretty tight relationship with Microsoft when it comes to all things computing.
So why haven't we seen an Acer Windows RT tablet yet? Simple – the company doesn't see much point adopting Windows RT as it currently stands.
Acer unveiled its latest Android tablet through the week – the £145 Acer Iconia Pad A1 – plus a couple of higher-end slates running full-fat Windows 8.
Speaking at the launch event for the trio of devices, Acer president Jim Wong revealed the company wasn't ruling out a Windows RT tablet, it just feels at this point Android is a far more attractive proposition for entry-level devices.
“The plan for an RT tablet is ongoing,” Wong said in comments reported by PC World. He revealed that the original plan had been to launch an RT tablet before mid-year, but had shelved the plans for now.
“To be honest, there’s no value doing the current version of RT,” he said bluntly.
Wong was far more complimentary about Windows 8, saying that it was now hitting its stride after a rocky start.
“We believe Windows 8 has some more chances. That’s why we continue to invest in Windows 8 tablets,” Wong said.