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Acer President Jim Wong will replace the current chief executive after he steps down at the end of the year, according to reports.
The Taiwanese tech giant isn't giving up on hybrid laptops, or on Microsoft's operating system, revealing a slew of new notebooks at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin.
The company's founder takes over as chairman and interim president as J.T. Wang and Jim Wong give up their positions, effective immediately.
Acer Chairman J.T. Wang says his company wants "to be realistic" about the operating system -- and has not yet decided to launch a device running the software.
The Taiwan-based company believes that 80 percent of its devices will be touch enabled within just two years, according to Reuters.
Acer has been a vocal critic of Microsoft and Windows 8, but now has some reason to be optimistic.
The PC maker's president says Acer has done better with Google's Chrome-based notebooks than with Windows 8 devices.
The worldwide forecast for 2012 has been upped by research firm IDC to 117 million from 107 million previously.
The company's outspoken chairman doesn't expect Windows 8 devices to trigger much enthusiasm among consumers or huge initial growth for the industry.
Chairman J.T. Wang wastes no time in talking up AcerCloud, a service the company helped create through its acquisition of iGware.