Acer’s new eco-friendly Vero Chromebook series aims to transform how people use and dispose of electronics.
The new Acer Vero 514 Chromebook, unlike those from competing brands, is not only repairable and upgradable but also modular, making it more durable and less wasteful.
In terms of performance, however, the Vero 514 is anything but a lightweight; Acer has equipped it with the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors, Xe graphics, and an estimated 10-hour battery life. You can power the gadget with a five-core Pentium Gold 8505 processor, Core i3, i5, or i7.
LEAN, GREEN, POWERFUL
After realising there was an issue with the production, distribution, and disposal of computers, Acer launched the Acer Earthion Mission to save the planet one laptop at a time.
Some parts of the new Acer Vero 514 are constructed from as much as 50% PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic, like as the keycaps; the trackpad surface, meanwhile, is made entirely of ocean-bound plastic.
Some estimates put the percentage of recycled content in the packaging at 90%, and the box itself is not only recyclable but also usable as a laptop stand.
It is possible to adjust the height of the laptop by manipulating the packing into a triangular support.
Acer’s Vero 514 sports a USB-A port, an HDMI port, two USB-C ports, and a headphone jack, along with a 1080p webcam, fingerprint scanner, and 1080p Gorilla Glass display.
In October 2022, the Acer Vero 514 will cost $499 in the US and EUR 599 in EMEA.