The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 built with recycled plastics is expected by mid-October
How do you stay tech updated and green at the same time? In case you are looking for answers to this question, all you need to do is to look at Acer!
For, Acer is bringing to the for a novel Chromebook that would help you stay eco-conscious. The new Chromebook that would be an addition to Acer’s Vero range would actually offer laptop customers an eco-conscious option. And to make that possible, the new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is built with recycled plastics. Further, it will sport a chassis that proclaims itself as 99 percent recyclable.
If that isn’t enough to satisfy the eco-warrior in you, the new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 will be doled out in packaging that’s 90 percent recycled paper. Also, Acer has even said that part of the Chromebook’s packaging can be used as a multi-purpose triangular laptop stand, so that you wouldn’t want to throw it into the dumpster.
Acer Chromebook Vero 514 specifications
Okay, Acer’s noble endeavour is something that deserves applause. But what all specifications does the company pack inside the Chromebook Vero 514? Weighing just a tad more than 3 pounds, the new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 sports a fresh 14-inch screen. The device is powered by a 12th-gen Intel processor with Xe graphics. The company has also allowed the option of pairing it with a variety of processors, and they include the five-core Pentium Gold 8505, the Core i3-1215U, the Core i5-1235U, and a Core i7-1255U.
The catch here is that these are all comparatively low-power chips that would fit well with Acer’s eco-conscious dream. However, a fairly busy laptop user would have expected at least an i3 so as to do away with the Pentium experience. But then, that is not the case here.
The Gorilla Glass-clad 1080p screen brings in some freshness and sex appeal as a user goes about satisfied with the touchscreen mode. The Acer Chromebook Vera 514 also carries a good choice of two USB-C ports. Now, one of them will help you in fast-charging the battery up to 50 percent in 30 minutes. Besides, it also comes with one USB-A port, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. A 1080p webcam completes the list of specs that could fairly be termed as very good.
|What to look for|
|14-inch screen||1080p webcam|
|12th-gen Intel processor with Xe graphics||HDMI port|
|Gorilla Glass-clad 1080p||Headphone jack|
|Two USB-C ports||Built with recycled plastics|
|USB-A port||30% of the chassis’ plastic is recycled|
Built with ‘ocean-bound plastics
With Acer all pumped up about building an eco-conscious Chromebook that has a trackpad made up of what it likes to call 100 percent ‘ocean-bound plastics’ and keycaps moulded out of 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, it looks like Acer means what it says. And, of course, 30 percent of the chassis’ plastic is recycled.
The eco-conscious concept looks promising, indeed. Going by the laptop maker’s adherence to eco-friendly policies and the promnise to help the planet stay green, the new Vera 514 offers much for Acer to look forward to. Sameis the case for the customers who hold aloft their indomitable spirit towards helping earth remian green forever.
Anyway, the new rig looks worthy of a buy. Prospective customers will, however, have to wait a bit as the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 will start arriving at BestBuy only by mid-October. The device would set you aside by $499.99, for the base model that holds within itself the Core i3, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Let’s wait, of course!