Acer Announces New PCs, Chromebooks

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Mobile with 1 Comment

At its annual [email protected] global press event, the hardware maker announced a broad lineup of new PCs, Chromebooks, and other devices. Like the previous event, this one was virtual.

Here’s a quick rundown of the key announcements.

Vero. This new series of eco-friendly Windows 11 PCs are made from recycled materials and feature user-serviceable chassis and a VeroSense control panel for lowering their carbon output. They include the Aspire Vero and TravelMate Vero laptops, and the Veriton Vero Mini mini-PC, plus peripherals like the Acer Vero BR277 display, the Vero Macaron Mouse, the Vero Eco Sleeve, and the Vero Eco Mousepad.

Predator Orion 7000. This monster Windows 11-based gaming rig features up to 12th-generation Intel Core processors with up to 16 cores, up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics with 24 GB of dedicated RAM, and up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM, and can be had with up to 1 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSDs and up to 3 TB of SATA3 HDD. There’s also hot-swap USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C-based storage capabilities and an incredible tower case with Predator FrostBlade 2.0 fans, liquid cooling, and ARGB lighting effects.

ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition. Acer’s content creator line picks up a new laptop model, the ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition, aimed at 3D creators. It’s based on 11th-generation Intel Core H-series processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, up to 64 GB of RAM and 2 TB of NVMe SSD storage, and a 16:10 15.6-inch 4K display that sports a glasses-free 3D experience.

Chromebooks. Acer has also announced new Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514, Chromebook 515, Chromebook Enterprise 515, Chromebook 5i4, and Chromebook Spin 314 Chromebooks. The Spin models feature convertible designs.

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One response to “Acer Announces New PCs, Chromebooks”

  1. bluvg

    Interesting stuff, though I doubt I would personally or professionally buy Acer computers. The "chins" of the displays look large for today, though.

    I'm really hoping to see some laptop manufacturer make high-quality webcam optics, sensors, and drivers/software a priority. I think a bump (especially inward-facing) would be totally acceptable if they hit smartphone-level performance .