An Acer product strategy manager has said that Acer will not be releaseing an ARM-powered notebook until Windows 8 is ready to rock.
The anonymous but "high-ranked" product manager told ARMdevices.net that despite rumours, Acer isn't looking to make the leap across to Windows 8-running ARM until, "the beginning of next year" when Microsoft's new OS is launched.
The ARM-based laptops will likely be described as 'ultrabooks' when launched, despite being ARM-based and not toting Intel inside (Intel owns the rights to the name 'Ultrabook' so you may as well call it an Acer MacBook Air, you'd be just as accurate).
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Up his sleevies
Basically, it'll be lauded as "slim and powerful" – just like every other notebook that has been launched this year.
We're expecting the Windows 8 release date to be some time in early 2012 so it could yet be a six-month wait for an ARM-based Acer.
Still, this could all be a load of cobblers spouted by a jumped up product manager high on the excitement of IFA 2011; who knows.