Acer recently announced its upcoming line of 2022 products, ranging from laptops, PCs, displays, projectors and peripherals, with a major focus on sustainability.
Leading the way for this eco-friendly push were the new additions to the Vero range highlighted by two fresh Aspire Vero laptops made from various recycled materials. Available in 14 and 15-inch variants, the laptops include the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and Full HD displays. Both offer USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt 4 ports for various connectivity options, including the ability to charge your phone when the laptop is powered down.
Notably, both Aspire Vero laptops are manufactured with eco-friendly practices in mind. Each uses OceanGlass trackpads made from ocean-bound plastic and individual components – such as the chassis, screen bezel, and keycaps – use varying percentages of post-consumer recycled plastic intended at reducing Acer’s carbon footprint. While the 14-inch Aspire Vero doesn’t have full local pricing and launch details, the 15-inch version will launch in October starting at $1,299.
This environmental focus also extends to other Acer Vero additions, such as the Veriton Vero All-In-One desktop PC and display, coming in a 24-inch Full HD IPS model. Also incorporating post-consumer recycled material in its build, the Veriton Vero uses the latest 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX550 GPU, up to 64GB RAM, and two M.2 SSDs with as much as 2TB storage. Designed for work collaboration, it includes a webcam that can point towards a user or a group for videoconference sessions, plus a webcam shutter for privacy. Another nifty inclusion is facial recognition IR scanner technology that can lock and blur the screen if an unrecognised user is detected. A local release window and pricing for the Veriton Vero will come at a later date.
Alongside various eco-friendly Vero peripherals including a new mouse and keyboard, Acer revealed several display options. This includes new 27-inch and 23.8-inch Full HD monitors, in addition to the workplace-focused Vero PD2325W Projector with a chassis made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastic. It’s built for up to 30,000 hours of use, with a 1280 x 800 resolution, and supports 24/7 use for public exhibits.
Other major announcements from Acer included the unveiling of the versatile Swift 3 OLED laptop featuring a 14-inch 2.8K 16:10 display launching in October at a $1,699 starting point. Six new Chromebooks join the Acer line-up, as well as the latest Spin hybrid laptops, and several additions to the Aspire 5 notebook and desktop PC range.
Gamers can look forward to various new laptop and display options as part of the Acer Predator and Nitro series. Of note is the Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition 3D gaming laptop, which stands out due to its support of glasses-free stereoscopic 3D technology. Its 15.6-inch UHD display includes a bonded liquid crystal lens on top, allowing for togglable 2D or stereoscopic 3D viewing. Not widely seen in gaming since the Nintendo 3DS handheld console, this technology will support more than 50 modern and classic games at launch. Internally, the laptop has up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, an RTX 3080 laptop CPU, and 32GB DDR5 4800Hz RAM. No word yet on local release details.
As tech companies ramp up their 2022 product offerings, it’s encouraging to see a sustainability focus and technology made from materials saved from going to waste. You can check out the full range of upcoming Acer gear via the company’s website.