Acer Aspire Vero, the greenest laptop we can find

Most of you are unaware of the existence of Acer Aspire Vero. This laptop was born with the idea of ​​offering a portable device made from recycled materials and paying special attention to the plasticity of the case and the packaging. But do it all right, or does it have a mistake. We will get back to you after a few days of use.

Acer Aspire Vero, technology can be pure

Over the years, we have seen how unit packaging has evolved. To begin with, they were bulky and contained countless plastics and bags, and now they are reduced to the absolute minimum. It happens with the Acer Aspire Vero, when we open it we can already read the company’s letter of intent with its most ‘green’ notebook to date.

Cardboard packaging everywhere to avoid unauthorized use of plastic. So far, so good. In addition, flashing using the right part to support the laptop when folding the cardboard is a success. However, we have already found Acer’s first flaw. They use a proprietary charger instead of resorting to USB-C, which could allow us to forget our smartphone charger or use it when needed.

The laptop may at first glance notice that it uses recycled materials with the characteristic texture and removes additional material from the cabinet of the device. All logos are engraved on the case itself to a depth of 1 or 2 mm. It can be a long-term nightmare where you end up with garbage or whatever. But the idea is very smart.

Acer Aspire Vero the greenest laptop we have come across

Acer chose a black keyboard, which stands in stark contrast to the rest of the case. The only items that stand out are the E and R on the keyboard. These are represented in reflection and in yellow, which marks the clear spirit of the company in favor of recycling. The other eye-catching element in black is the fingerprint reader on the trackpad.

Recycled … but a beast inside

Just because it’s a laptop made with recyclable parts, does not mean it is not powerful. The power is guaranteed by Intel and its eleventh generation of processors. This Acer Aspire Vero uses an Intel Core i7 1195G7 processor with a frequency of 2.90 GHz, 16 GB RAM and a 475 GB SSD.

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Thanks to the use of this Intel processor, we have integrated the Iris Xe graphics, one of the most powerful from Intel, and which will allow us to easily play games that are not very demanding. The biggest problem we found with the screen. Acer chose a 15.6-inch screen with IPS panel and FullHD resolution.

The problem is color rendering, as it obtained 45.9% DCI-P3 color rendering in laboratory tests. The color representation is somewhat poor, and when we look at the panel under a microscope, we find that it has a somewhat poor layout. Of course, Acer also indicated that it is a recycling screen, and that would explain this situation.

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Technical specifications

Filter 15.6 “IPS (16: 9 aspect ratio, 1920 × 1080 pixels, matte)
Processor Intel Core i7-1195G7
GPUs intel iris xe
Memory 16 GB LPDDR4
Storage 512 GB PCIe SSD
His 2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers
connection 1 x USB Type-C 3.2, 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 1 x USB-A 3.0, 1 x HDMI and 1 x 3.5 mm, 1 x Ethernet
Wireless networks Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax 160MHz, 2 × 2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 48Wh
Lot 1.8 kg
OTHERS 720p webcam, touch pad fingerprint reader

A first step towards a new generation of notebooks

This laptop gives me the same feeling as the first electric cars. It goes beyond the established and offers us a different laptop. The result is sensational despite some annoyances we’ve noticed, and it only makes us want to know what Acer will do in the next versions of its Vero family.

The house’s recycled plastic has a nice touch, and Acer has not tried to hide it, it shows it as it is, and that’s a big plus. Nothing to use paint or varnish only the plastic as it is. This material is new to portable manufacturers, and Acer has certainly made great use of it in the Aspire Vero.

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We notice at first glance that we are facing another laptop, at least in terms of touch. Acer did not want to overdo it, and the lines on the laptop are conservative in design. But it still looks great. The only design detail that shocks us is the way the air outlet and the heat exchanger are focused on the screen. Fortunately, in our testing we did not see the fan turned on, and that helps keep the gear longer.

Ecological autonomy

We talked about how powerful this laptop is with its eleventh generation Intel Core i7 processor. With that, we hoped the battery would do the job. Unfortunately, Acer has scratched the battery and it only has 48Wh, something that gives us about 5 hours of autonomy, something a little rare if we want it to keep up with our lives. In addition, the battery is located inside the equipment frame, making it difficult to replace it when the time comes. That if using star screws it is easier for us to access the interior of the device to be able to change this and other components.

Conclusion: A good start with room for improvement

The Acer Aspire Vero is not perfect if anyone should be in doubt about it. The company created its first laptop with recycling elements everywhere, and the effort is noticeable. The user should be the one considering whether to opt for a cleaner line despite a less good screen or a somewhat poor autonomy.

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The idea is sensational and we will only ask Acer to bet on better autonomy, the use of a USB-C charger and we will even forgive the screen. We must believe that such products should be more and more popular, and we hope so. Acer made a bold decision, and for that alone, their commitment is appreciated.

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