Acer Announces the Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition

Posted on January 3, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Mobile, Windows 11 with 2 Comments

Acer today announced the Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition, a special edition of the laptop with a sustainably-minded design.

“Acer has been taking steps over the past several years to reduce its ecological footprint,” Acer general manager explains. “The Vero product lineup, born from our Earthion platform, represents the latest of these efforts. We’re pleased with the reception the Aspire Vero has received from users and media alike, and we hope our efforts will encourage partners and industry colleagues to take similar steps in their own capacity.”

The Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition is a 15.6-inch laptop that’s powered by 11th-generation Intel Core processors, 4 to 16 GB of RAM, and up to 1 TB of PCIe Gen 3 SSD storage. But what sets it apart from most of the competition is its design. The laptop is made of 30 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic throughout, with 50 percent PCR in its keycaps. The chassis material blend is durable and rigid, and it features yellow pigment dots that contrast with its textured gray surface. And it can be easily upgraded and repaired by the user.

The Acer’s packaging design is also sustainable: it uses 85 percent recycled paper, a 100 percent industrial recycled plastic (PIR) laptop sleeve, and a sheet of 100 percent PIR plastic that sits between the laptop’s display and keys.

Each purchase of this sustainably-minded laptop helps support the nonprofit National Geographic Society in its work to protect our world through exploration, research, and education. You can learn more here.

The Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition laptop will be available starting in March with prices starting at about $1000 depending on the market.

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2 responses to “Acer Announces the Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition”

  1. Daninbusiness

    Apologies - for some reason I had problems actually entering text in the comment box, switching browsers for a moment and this works fine.

    Anyway, what I meant to say is that this looks nice, these seem like positive steps towards sustainability, hopefully the laptop itself is nice to use, works well, people buy it, and other companies follow and exceed the example here.

  2. wright_is

    Why such a low percentage of PCR plastic in the case and the keycaps? Is it not stable enough on its own, that it needs to be mixed with "new" plastic? Or does it "gunk up the works" of the injection moulders, when it is used pure?