In a sign of solidarity, Acer chairman and CEO JT Wang says he welcomes HP's decision to stay in the computer business and believes it'll be good for Windows computer manufacturers overall. He also shared kind words for Windows 8, saying he believes that consumer demands will be answered and that Microsoft's platform will grow. As Electronista points out, Wang has been vigilant over the years in stating his belief that Apple's success in tablets — at the expense of dropping netbook sales and slowed laptop growth — was impermanent. If nothing else, it's clear that Wang fully intends Acer to support Windows 8 tablets in the months to come.