Acer is launching a brand new line of laptops geared toward inventive professionals this summer time. It’s known as ConceptD, and the idea got here collectively after Acer realized that lots of people who have been shopping for the corporate’s gaming PCs have been utilizing them for non-gaming actions together with picture and video modifying.
Acer says that 15 % of the purchasers who purchase its gaming computer systems aren’t utilizing them for gaming in any respect, whereas 50 p.c of hardcore players are additionally using them for content material creation.
So the Acer ConceptD line of computer systems pack the form of excessive-efficiency hardware you’d expect to see in gaming laptops and desktops, however add options like low-noise followers, extra skilled trying our bodies, and options like pen assist — in fact the weirdest system within the lineup is the ConceptD 9 which has an easel-like design that permits the display screen to fold out over the keyboard whilst you work with a pen.
However probably the most Liliputing-pleasant mannequin might be the concept 5, so let’s begin our tour with that laptop computer.
The Acer ConceptD 5 is a three. Three pound notebook that measures 0.7 inches thick and has a 15.6 inch, 3480 x 2160 pixel matte show. The display screen is Pantone validated, helps 100 p.c Adobe RGB coloration gamut, and as much as 400 nits of brightness.
Underneath the hood, the pc is powered by an Intel Kaby Lake-G processor, which mixes an 8th-gen Intel Core CPU with AMD Radeon Vega graphics: Acer will supply Core i5-8305G or Core i7-8705G processor choices.
Whereas the Kaby Lake-G chips are a few yr outdated at this level, there aren’t lots of computer systems in the marketplace that use these processors, so it’s fascinating to see a brand new laptop computer with the chips… even when the ConceptD 5 is the least highly powerful pc within the new ConceptD household.
The excellent news is that with a beginning value of $1700, it’s additionally the most cost-effective product within the household.
The pc helps as much as 16GB of twin-channel DDR4 reminiscence, as much as 1TB of PCIe NVMe sturdy state storage, and options USB Sort-C, USB three.1 Sort-A, HDMI, and SD card ports.