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

By Ken Wong - on 25 Nov 2022, 2:42pm

The Acer Aspire Vero go from recycled plastics to notebook gold

Image source: Acer.

Acer has launched two new eco-friendly Aspire Vero notebooks that are 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 footprints.

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 things 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 turned off. Both models are also equipped with an FHD 1080p camera for videoconferencing.

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

 

Going plastic

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

PCR plastic is made from reclaimed plastics that have been recycled and repurposed. The chassis of both models consist of 30% PCR plastic, which reduces carbon emissions from the manufacturing process by 21%, and yet does not compromise durability and rigidity.

Likewise, 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 chassis, resulting in a unique and eye-catching look.

The OceanGlass trackpad is made from OBP collected within 50 kilometres of a coastal area or waterway. OBP helps with the reduction of plastics adrift in the ocean and reduces the occurrence of microplastic pollution in our oceans.

Lately, we’ve seen bags and printers come with some percentage of recycled plastics in their manufacturer.

 

Pricing and Availability

Image source: Acer.

The Acer Aspire Vero AV14-51 (Mariana Blue) and AV15-52 (Cobblestone Grey) are priced at S$1,498 and S$1,098 respectively on Acer Singapore’s e-store and other online marketplaces such as Shopee and Lazada.

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