Acer continues to grow its lineup of ecologically sustainable laptops with the launch of two new Vero laptops. The new devices reflect the company’s commitment to developing products that foster a more ecologically sustainable industry.
For the first time, Aspire Vero comes with the Intel Evo platform, which is awarded to laptops that meet Intel’s key hardware specifications. This means the Aspire Vero supports long hours of battery life (up to 16.5 hours of video playback), fast charge (4 or more hours of battery life in a 30-minute charge), Thunderbolt 4 port, and instant wake to name a few.
Going Green by reducing waste
The new Aspire Vero models are full-featured laptops designed around waste reduction from the ground up. The Vero is consciously designed to enable the use of sustainable materials such as Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic, Ocean-bound Plastic (OBP) and recyclable packaging to reduce their carbon footprints.
PCR plastic is made from reclaimed plastics that have been recycled and repurposed. The chassis of both models consist of 30% PCR plastic, which reduces carbon emissions from the manufacturing process by 21%, and yet does not compromise durability and rigidity. Likewise, the screen bezel uses 30% PCR plastic while the keycaps use 50% PCR plastic. To further reduce the potential use of toxic chemicals, Acer does not paint the chassis, resulting in a unique and eye-catching look. The OceanGlass™ trackpad is made from OBP collected within 50 kilometres of a coastal area or waterway. OBP helps with the reduction of plastics adrift in the ocean and reduces the occurrence of microplastic pollution in our oceans.
Sustainably designed from top to bottom
The Vero lineup also demonstrates that it’s possible to create ecologically sustainable laptops that are eye-catching. In addition to its signature Cobblestone Grey, the AV14-51 will also be available in a new colour, Mariana Blue.
The co-conscious design extends down to the materials used in the packaging. The Acer Aspire Vero was awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2022 for its green packaging and design. The packaging is made with up to 90% recycled paper and 100% new recyclable packaging.
Redefining conventional packaging with a one-design system regardless of size and packing components, the inner partition can be transformed into a laptop stand, allowing users to enjoy three different typing angles. The box can also be expanded and repurposed as a storage box.
Fully featured and easily upgradeable
The new Aspire Vero series comes in a 14-inch (AV14-51) and 15-inch (AV15-52) Full HD display, powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors along with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics and Wi-Fi 6E. It’s complemented by an ample port selection that includes Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C and two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, one of which can be used to charge mobile devices even when the system is turned off. Both models are also equipped with a Full HD 1080p camera that supports high-quality videoconferencing for connecting and collaborating.
Furthermore, the bottom cover of every Vero laptop is secured with standard screws and is easily removable. This makes it easy to replace and upgrade internal components like the RAM and SSD modules, which help extend the laptop’s longevity.
Pricing and Availability
The 14-inch (AV14-51) and 15-inch Aspire Vero (AV15-52) are available in Mariana Blue and Cobblestone Grey respectively.