As if Gartner and IDC's data wasn't enough, Acer (ASIYF.PK) is providing more reason to be worried about PC demand. The Taiwanese OEM is slashing its 2012 PC shipment growth forecast to 5% from 10%, citing macro concerns and a more cautious stance on Windows 8's (MSFT) adoption. An Acer spokesman adds the iPad's popularity has made distributors more cautious about building up Windows 8 hardware inventory. There are already concerns PC demand will weaken ahead of the OS' launch.
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