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.
Feb 25, 2013
Stephen Elop interview: Nokia can compete with Surface
Microsoft's tablets aren't an insurmountable obstacle to a Nokia alternative
Sep 20, 2012
HP's Todd Bradley dismisses post-PC era, says 'people are trying to be dramatic'
Todd Bradley is HP's executive VP in charge of personal systems and printers. As such, it's his job to be excited about the future of PCs, but he's gone further in a recent interview with PC World in describing the claim that we've into a post-PC era as "just wrong."
Aug 31, 2012
Lenovo's Gianfranco Lanci on the PC Plus era and the threat of Microsoft's Surface
Fresh off his company's manifold Windows 8 device announcements at IFA 2012, Lenovo's Gianfranco Lanci sat down with us for a few minutes to discuss the present state of the PC industry.
Aug 22, 2012
Dell promises plenty of Windows 8 devices to compete with Surface
Dell has said that new Windows 8 ultrabooks, tablets, and 'converged devices' will be released towards the end of this year.
Aug 16, 2012
Lenovo CEO ready to take on Microsoft's Surface, 'just one of many competitors'
On Lenovo's Q1 earnings call, the company's CEO Yang Yuanqing dismissed the threat posed by Microsoft's Surface tablets, saying "they're just one of our many competitors." Lenovo had an impressive
Aug 15, 2012
HP doesn't see Microsoft Surface as a threat to its own Windows 8 tablet
HP executive John Solomon doesn't consider Microsoft's Surface a competitive threat to the company's own Windows 8 ambitions.
Aug 10, 2012
After warning Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface, Acer CEO still thinks it will have a 'negative effect'
Acer CEO JT Wang has clarified and tempered his statements about Microsoft's Surface tablet, saying that he is "he is the most optimistic [Acer] CEO about Windows 8."
Aug 9, 2012
Lenovo unfazed by Microsoft Surface as it targets Thinkpad Tablet 2 at business users
In an interview with ABC News, Lenovo's Dilip Bhatia confidently explained that the upcoming Thinkpad Tablet 2 has nothing to fear from the Microsoft Surface tablet.
Aug 7, 2012
Acer CEO warns Microsoft to 'think twice' about its Surface plans
Acer's CEO has warned Microsoft to think over its decision to manufacturer tablet hardware.
Jun 20, 2012
Surface: PC makers offer no comment as reports conflict on when Microsoft gave them the news
Windows hardware partners are keeping mum on their true thoughts about the Microsoft Surface, while conflicting stories have emerged about how far in advance they were told about Redmond's plans — if it all.