Monday, October 4th 2021

Acer Launches Aspire Vero Sustainability-Focused Notebook

Today, Acer America announced the Aspire Vero notebook, its first sustainability-focused product, is available tomorrow in North America and is one of Acer's first products powered by Windows 11. Made from recycled materials, the Aspire Vero delivers on Acer's Earthion mission to offer products that support a sustainable future. The new notebook pairs perfectly with Windows 11, which is designed to bring people closer to what they love by empowering their productivity and inspiring their creativity.

Designed to align with the core values of eco-minded consumers and EPEAT Silver-certified, the Aspire Vero meets a significant list of environmental and socially responsible criteria, including substance management, materials selection, product longevity, energy consumption, packaging, carbon footprint and corporate environmental performance and social responsibility. It's made from 30 percent PCR plastic in the chassis, which saves approximately 21 percent in C02 emissions and 50 percent PCR on the keyboard caps to reduce pollution from the production of virgin plastic and landfill trash. In addition, no paint is used on the surface of the chassis. Acer's new VeroSense software gives users the option of selecting a usage mode that has been optimized for energy efficiency and battery life.
The Aspire Vero's 100% recyclable packaging earned it a 2021 Red Dot Award for Brand & Communication Design. The laptop protective bag and keyboard are comprised of 100 percent recycled plastic and the protective carton box includes up to 85 percent recycled materials. In addition, Acer cooperates with vendors to encourage the replacement of all plastic bags with paper adapter protection sleeves. Acer even designed the box remnants to fold into a stable computer stand with multiple customizable angles and options for daily use.

With a unique, eco-iconic look, the Aspire Vero dispels the myth that green designs have to be boring. The Aspire Vero sports a distinct, environmentally-friendly look with a neutral grey cover and yellow pigment dots. The keyboard design is meant to reinforce eco ideals with the R and E keys standing out in yellow based on the concepts (Review, Rethink, Recycle and Reduce). It is held together by easily-accessible, standardized screws for a simpler disassembly process if and when a hardware upgrade or repair is required. Additionally, stickers with eco-friendly statements and made from 85 percent recycled paper come bundled with the notebook. Customers can apply them for an even more customized look.

Behind the Aspire Vero's appealing aesthetics are impressive features. Offering up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics lets it power through daily productivity tasks and more, while up to 512 GB of M.2 SSD storage provides plenty of space to store music, movies and files. The 15.6-inch FHD IPS display provides clear visuals, while AI noise suppression offers clarity during video calls. The notebook also comes with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.2 ports and an HDMI 2.0 port for video-out.

Pricing and Availability

The Aspire Vero is available in North America starting tomorrow with an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB DDR4 memory and 512 GB SSD for USD $899.99 (MSRP). The Aspire Vero with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB DDR4 memory and 256 GB SSD will be available later this month for USD $699.99 (MSRP).
Source: Acer
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6 Comments on Acer Launches Aspire Vero Sustainability-Focused Notebook

#1
Chomiq
Hey Acer, what's C02?
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#2
Flanker
ChomiqHey Acer, what's C02?
hahaha we need a facepalm reaction for things like this
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#3
Valantar
So, yet another "hey, look at us, we make a (sort of, don't look too hard) environmentally friendly product! (please ignore the hundreds that make no such efforts.)" launch. Yay? If they rolled out this packaging across their entire product lineup, that would be something. Or adopted x% recycled plastics for all mass-market plastic-chassis laptops? That would be notable too. But a single device? Meh.

Also, this looks ... underwhelming in oh so many ways. I do like the texture and look on that bottom pic, but it's hard to tell about the laptop as a whole from the small supplied pics. Checking out the home page, thankfully this looks a lot less generic than the small pics suggest, and that yellow-on-gray patterning is pretty neat IMO. Still, it's ... a ho-hum 15.6" 1.8kg laptop. Not for me. Especially not considering the single-channel DDR4 (hey, at least it's upgradeable?) and barrel jack charging.

Make a semi-premium thin-and-light in the same style, and we'd be talking. And, as I said, expand the inclusion of PCR plastics to all your laptops. And desktops. And monitors. Until then? I'll stick with what I have.
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#4
Tommo1002
Will my laptop decompose over time?
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#5
Valantar
Tommo1002Will my laptop decompose over time?
Well, most plastic is said to degrade and at least partially decompose in 500-1000 years, so yes? I doubt you'll notice it though.
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#6
W1zzard
Lol if you don't know how to spell CO2 you shouldn't be trying to greenwash your products
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