Acer brought some exciting news today, especially for those who love the environment but still want their tech, with the launch of the Acer Aspire Vero (AV15-51).
The laptop is made with 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in its chassis, its keycaps contain 50% PCR plastic, and the whole unit is made to be recyclable.
When asked about the durability of the laptop, Acer representatives said that although the Aspire Vero is not fragile, users might still want to keep it away from heat and direct sunlight like any other laptop.
The Aspire Vero is also designed to be easily disassembled, repaired, and upgraded by the user. A rare trait among laptops today.
However, Acer noted, opening the laptop should be left to professionals or to people who know what they are doing. The laptop comes with a warranty and it could easily be voided if it is tinkered with by a novice.
The environmentally friendly design extends to the packaging as well.
Aspire Vero ships in a box made from 80-85% recycled paper pulp. All graphics on the shipping box are printed with soy ink as well. A part of the box itself could be folded to make a laptop stand.
Components of the packaging that are traditionally plastic, like the bag for the adapter, are replaced with paper.
The Aspire Vero’s laptop bag and the sheet between the keyboard and screen are also made with 100% industrial recycled plastic.
Earthion & Acer’s Sustainability Efforts
Acer Aspire Vero Customers will become partners with Acer to adopt more trees in Taman Tugu.
For every Aspire Vero purchased, RM100 will be channelled to the fund for tree adoption. Acer Malaysia aims to adopt another 15 more trees with customers’ support.
As a part of Acer’s sustainability efforts, the PC maker has adopted 15 trees in Taman Tugu, a 66-acre green lung in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Five of its partners — Kitamen, Microsoft, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, PIKOM, and Team Lugiam — have pledged their support for Acer Malaysia’s efforts.
This year, Acer started Earthion — Earth + Mission — as a platform to bring together its supply chain partners to develop innovative and integrated, sustainability-focused solutions.
Price & Availability
There are two variants of the Acer Aspire Vero. Both models have a 99% recyclable 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, Intel Xe Graphics, and 512GB of storage. They also come with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021 and 2 years warranty with a 1st year ITW (International Travelers Warranty).
The one variant has an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It is priced at RM3,399.
The other variant has a more powerful 11th Gen Intel Core i7 and 16GB of RAM. It is priced at RM4,299.
Based on the specifications, it looks like the Acer Aspire Vero is made for productivity. But an option for 32GB of RAM and larger storage would be nice.
Both variants of the Acer Aspire Vero go on sale tomorrow (11 Nov).
If you purchase one between then and 19 Nov, you may also receive gifts worth up to RM500 in the form of an Acer backpack, an Acer Gateway Pro wireless headset, Touch ‘n Go eWallet credit, and more.
The Acer Aspire Vero is available from these online outlets.
- Acer Malaysia – Acer estore
- Shopee – Acer Flagship Store
- Shopee – Acer Official Store – NBP
- Shopee – Acer Official Store – just IT
- Shopee – Acer Official Store – Viewnet
- Shopee – Acer Official Store – Clicknet
- Lazada – Acer Official Store – Brightstar
- Lazada – Acer Official Store – Aoneplus
- Lazada – Acer Official Store – Style Vision
- Retail – Acer Concept Stores