Next @ Acer 2022: the best of Acer’s new hardware assortment for 2022

With a press release, Acer detailed the entire portfolio of new products that it exhibited during the course of the recently concluded annual Next @ Acer event, which – even in this round – did not lack in terms of experimentation and environmental attention
Next @ Acer 2022: the best of Acer's new hardware assortment for 2022

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At the Next @ Acer 2022 event, the most anticipated hardware event of the day, Acer presented several products, including notebooks, tablets, Chromebooks, all-in-ones, monitors, keyboards, mice, including ecological ones, for gamers, creatives, professionals and common users.

Acer’s commitment to the environment continues, with the Aspire Vero product range now wider than in the past, We start with an Intel Evo 14 and 15 certified Acer Vero (US, September, $ 749.99) laptop inches (FullHD in 16: 9) that, designed for ease of upgrades, rely on Intel 12th gen processors, flanked by integrated Intel Iris Xe GPUs. Equipped with a wide variety of ports, including Thunderbolt and USB 3.2 Type-A, as well as Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, they use post-consumer recycled plastic, in the measure of 50% for the keys and 30% for the chassis. Aesthetically, the Cobblestone Gray color is always present, with the 14 “one adding the Mariana Blue nuance and the 15” one adding Starry Black.

With 100% recyclable packaging, and always with a recycled consumer plastic chassis, comes (September, USA, from $ 799) the Veriton Vero all-in-one computer, which can be wall-mountable via VESA connection: basic features a resolute 24-inch IPS display in FullHD with a 5 megapixel webcam that supports BlueLightShield (optional), Tobii Aware and function, Windows Hello, and has a physical shutter. Inside it mounts Intel 12th generation i9 processors, with the GeForce MX550 GPU, up to 2 TB via two M.2 SSDs and with a maximum of 64 GB of 3200 MHz dual channel DDR4 RAM. Equipped with two 2nd gen USB 3.2 ports Type-C, connects to the web via Wi-Fi 6E.

Extremely quiet for office use, the mouse and keyboard (November, USA, $ 79.99 kit) Aspire Vero are made of 65% PCR plastic and have a battery that guarantees, in the first case, 18 months of operation and, in the second, 5 million clicks, In the CB273 and B247Y G monitors (third quarter, US, 399.99 and 199.99 dollars), the environmental and health commitment led to the certifications for the vision and the adoption of 5% ocean plastic and 85% PCR plastic. In the 27-inch model stands a KVM switch that facilitates the transition from a machine, eg. a fixed PC, to the other, eg a notebook providing the power supply to the latter. Last but not least the projector signed PD2325W: it has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels with images of 2,200 Lumens of brightness and a contrast of 2,000,000: 1. Technically, it adopts energy-saving LED technology, uses a light source guaranteed for 30 thousand hours, and uses 50% PCR plastic.

Moving on to devices with ChromeOS, starting with the premium Spin 714 (August, from 879 euros), the latter is an Intel Evo certified Chromebook (312.6 x 224 x 18.05mm for 1.4 kg) with a 360 ° hinge that allows you to become a tablet, putting the 4,096 pressure levels supported by the 14-inch display (WQXGA at 2560 × 1600 or WUXGA at 1920 × 1200) at the disposal of the storable USI stylus: to animate it, in the resistant (MIL-STD-810H) chassis, will be 12th generation Intel processors, (from i5-1235U) up to i, U (e.g. i7-1265U) or P (i7-1260P), ideal for the most stressful tasks, with integrated Iris Xe GPU, RAM LPDDR4X up to 16 GB and SSD storage (NVMe PCIe Gen 4) up to 512 GB. The FullHD webcam has noise reduction and pairs with the dual microphone array and upfiring speakers with DTS Audio. There is no shortage of ports, with HDMI, USB Type-A, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 and the 3.5 mm jack. The battery, which recovers 4 hours in 30 min, ensures 10 hours of autonomy, sufficient even with the use of the latest BT 5. and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity: safety is standard with the Titan C chip, but it can also include one fingerprint scanner.

Standalone for about 11 hours, the Acer Chromebook Tab 510 tablet (257 x 161.6 x 9.74 mm) is a budget model (North America, July, $ 399) with a resolute 10.2 “IPS in WUXGA on which can write with the STORABLE USI stylus: it has reinforced corners and the protection of an antimicrobial Gorilla Glass. There are two webcams, with the front 5 megapixel one and the rear 8 megapixel one, while the audio provides front grids for the speakers. The Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor with the Adreno 618 GPU offers its services: the RAM combinations provide a maximum of 4 GB for RAM (LPDDR4X) and 64 Gb for storage (eMMC). The versatility of the product is expressed both with the ports (eg audio jack and USB Type-C) and by purchasing the Acer Keyboard Folio Case kit that comes with a mouse and keyboard.

Within the ConceptD series we start with the Win 11 Pro based ConceptD 5 notebook series (June, from € 2,399) – also Pro (September, from € 2,599) – whose displays switch to the 16:10 format, also declinable ( in addition to the IPS LCDs) with a resolute OLED option at 3,840 × 2,400 pixels at 400 nits, with extreme color fidelity (Delta E <2 and PANTONE Matching System Colors). Operating are Intel 12th gen H series processors, up to 14 core i7-12700H (TDP 45 W. 4.7 GHz). Both models are prepared for Nvidia Studio drivers, but the first uses a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU, and the second, Pro, a more extreme RTX A5500. Equipped with different ports (Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, Type-C, SD card reader), they are equipped with a 99.98 Wh battery sufficient for 11 hours of operation: security focuses on both Windows Hello and the integrated fingerprint.

Among the desktops of the same series with wooden accents, the ConceptD 500 (September, from € 1,199) is a PC with a volume of 20 liters and front air intakes: among its ports, an RJ45 for Gigabit Lan stands out, an SD reader, and a 10 Gbps USB-C. Inside operate up to the Core i9 of the 12th generation Intel, with graphics to choose between RTX A4000 and GeForce RTX 3070 by Nvidia: the configurations include max 4 TB of storage, SSD (PCIe) or HDD, and up to 128 GB of RAM 3200 MHz DDR4. The same RAM option is also found in the more compact ConceptD 100 (September, from 999 euros), which however can only go up to 2 TB maximum of storage. Here operate Intel 12th gen processors, i5 / i7, with the GPU choosing between a T1000 with Turing architecture and a Quadro T400, also from Nvidia.

Moving from creators to consumer users, Acer has provided the Swift 3 OLED, Spin 3 and 5 notebooks. The Swift 3 OLED (July, USA, from 899.99.dollars) is a thin and light laptop (17.9 mm, for 1.4 kg): hides Intel H processors of 12 gen, with 45 W TDP, and takes the field with a resolute 14-inch display in 2.8K, with 100% DCI-P3, and a screen-to- body of 92%. The microphone section has AI noise reduction, while the webcam uses Temporal Noise Reduction to overcome low-light environments. The convertibles Acer Spin 5 (July, from 1,349.99.dollars, USA) and Spin 3 are divided by performance: the former has a 14-inch screen in 16:10 resolved at 2,560 × 1,600 pixels, with 88% screen- to-body, Among its features stand out up to 1 TB of SSD storage (PCIe 4th gen) and 16 GB of RAM (LPDDR5), and a heat dissipation with two copper D6 heatpipes and the TwinAir system. The Spin 5 has a FullHD display in 16: 9, fast charging for 4 hours recovered after half an hour, and 12th generation Intel processors.

In the third quarter, some TravelMate laptops animated by Intel or AMD will also arrive on the market for small and medium-sized companies. TravelMate P4 ($ 1,099) and Spin P4 ($ 1,199) models: on durable chassis (which 37.7% are made of post-consumer recycled plastic) (MIL-STD-810H), both have FullHD screens in 16:10 , but the clamshell is expected from 14 and 16 “, while the convertible only from 14, although it has touch and AES 1.0 stylus support. To power them operate or Intel 12th gen processors (max i7) also vPro, with DDR4 RAM or AMD processors (up to Ryzen 7 PRO) with DDR5 RAM: the volatile memory is up to a maximum of 32 GB, while the SSD storage arrives to 1 TB. Typical business laptops, in addition to Wi-Fi 6E also have the option for LTE and ensure the security of 949 in fingerprint scanning and face recognition: versatility is instead guaranteed by the fact that there are ports for the Ethernet, HDMI, USB Type-A and Thunderbolt 4.

For gamers, Predator and Nitro notebooks and monitors take to the field. The Acer Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition notebook (PH315-55s, Q4, $ 3,399) supports stereoscopic 3D graphics without ad hoc glasses, applying a lenticular film to the 15.6-inch display which, in 2D, has a UHD resolution, halved (1920 × 2160) horizontally in 3D to convey the pixels towards each of the user’s eyes, whose movement is traced to move objects placed in 3D space. The only drawback is that, at launch, only 50 games will be supported as, while using the information on the 3D location of objects in space present in the games, the manufacturer must still draw up the profiles for each game. To move the laptop (359.4 mm x 276.4 mm x 27.55 mm for 3 kg), without danger of exaggerated temperatures thanks to the use of liquid metal and the AeroBlade 3D design fan, with the energy provided by the 90 Wh battery, will be the pair formed by the i9-12900H processor of the 12th gen Intel and the GeForce RTX 3080 GPU: the RAM (DDR5 dual channel) clocked at 4800 MHz reaches 32 GB while, by resorting to Raid 0, you can get to 2 TB of SSD storage (PCIe Gen 4). In terms of wireless connections, the equipment includes the Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675i and Killer DoubleShot Pro cards while, among the ports, there are Thunderbolt 4, USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2) x 3, 3.5 mm jack, HDMI 2.1, RJ45 for Ethernet, and Mini DisplayPort.

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