The new Acer Aspire Vero goes from recycled plastic to notebook gold


The Acer Aspire Vero goes from recycled plastic to notebook gold

Acer has launched two new eco-friendly Aspire Vero notebooks 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 footprint .

The new Aspire Vero series comes in a 14-inch AV14-51 and 15-inch AV15-52 model. The AV14-51 comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U processor, while the 15-inch (AV15-52) is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor. Finally, Intel Iris Xe graphics and Wi-Fi 6E round it out. In terms of port compatibility, the selection 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 powered off. Both models are also equipped with an FHD 1080p camera for video conferencing.

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Both new Aspire Vero notebooks are based on the Intel Evo platform, which means they support long battery life (up to 16.5 hours of video playback), fast charging (4 or more hours of battery life after a 30-minute charge), Thunderbolt 4- gate and instant wake to name a few key features.

Go plastic

The AV14-51 comes in Mariana Blue and the AV15-52 in Cobblestone Gray.  Image source: Acer.

PCR plastic is made from reclaimed plastics that have been recycled and reused. The chassis of both models consists of 30% PCR plastic, which reduces carbon emissions from the manufacturing process by 21%, without compromising durability and rigidity.

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Similarly, 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 case, resulting in a unique and eye-catching look.

The OceanGlass trackpad is made from OBP collected within 30 miles of a coastal area or waterway. OBP helps reduce plastic drift in the ocean and reduces microplastic pollution in our oceans.

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Lately we have seen bags and printers come out with a certain percentage of recycled plastic in their manufacturer.

Prices and availability

Image source: Acer.

The Acer Aspire Vero AV14-51 (Mariana Blue) and AV15-52 (Cobblestone Gray) cost $1,498 and $1,098 respectively on Acer Singapore e-store and other online marketplaces such as Shopee and Lazada.


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