After an initial reluctance to make any comments regarding Microsoft's first foray into PC building and selling with Surface, the Redmond company's hardware partners are now starting to gradually open up. First it was Acer CEO JT Wang expressing concern, then we heard from HP saying its relationship with Microsoft remains unchanged, and most recently Lenovo stated it doesn't fear the competition, whoever it may come from. So some of the traditional PC leaders remain stoic while others have grown agitated. Keep track of this developing storyline right here.
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