Acer has announced new additions to its Aspire laptop line including a new, 16-inch, carbon-neutral Aspire Vero at the Las Vegas, CES, tech expo.
Aspire Vero 16
Acer says that the new Aspire Vero 16 is made for those who are looking for an eco-friendly choice without sacrificing performance.
The textured chassis contains no volatile organic compounds, paint, or additives and is made with 60 per cent PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) material (doubling that of the 2021 model) which results in fewer CO2 emissions during production.
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It also has an OceanGlass touchpad which is made out of abandoned plastic waste and provides a glass-like surface, that helps to reduce plastics making it to the ocean. It’s shipped in 100 per cent recycled packaging and comes with eco-friendly EPEAT Gold registration.
The Intel Evo laptop is powered with (up-to) Intel Core Ultra 7 processors and has a quoted 10.5 hour battery life. It’s shipped with 16GB of low-powered, LPDDR5 RAM and supports up-to two 1TB, fast NVMe hard drives.
The Acer Aspire Vero 16 screen is a 16-inch, UHD, 2,560 x 1,600, IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and thin bezels. It’s also available with an optional touchscreen.
Web-conferencing comes courtesy of a UHD 1,440P webcam with Ai-assisted Acer PurifiedVoice technology for noise cancelation.
It’s Wi-Fi 7 compatible, has Bluetooth LE Audio, two USB Type-C ports (one Thunderbolt 4 and one USB 4) and an HDMI 2.1 video out port.
The Acer Aspire Vero 16’s (code: AV16-51P) pricing and availability in Australia is TBC.
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Acer Aspire Go 15 and 14
Acer says that the new Aspire Go laptops aim to support home users’ and families’ day-to-day computer usage.Both the Aspire Go 15 and Aspire Go 14 are available with Intel Core i3 N-Series processors, while the Aspire Go 14 is also available with beefier AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs.
All models are quoted as having a 10-hour battery life. Each comes with up-to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up-to 1TB of fast, PCIe Gen3 NVMe-based storage. It sports Wi-Fi 6 and dual microphone array.
All the new Aspire Go laptops also feature Acer ‘BlueLightShield’ technology to help protect your eyes during extended viewing periods. The Aspire Go 15 and Aspire Go 14 also boast several eco-friendly features including recyclable materials in its construction and packaging, plus it has EPEAT Silver certification.
The Acer Aspire Go 15 (AG15-31P) will be available in Australia in late Q1 2024, starting at $799.
The pricing and availability of the Acer Aspire Go 14 (Intel processor, code: AG14-31P) is TBC in Australia.
The pricing and availability of the Acer Aspire Go 14 (AMD processor, code: AG14-21P) is also TBC.
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