Laptops come in all shapes and sizes with a host of different use cases from general productivity to gaming all the way to rendering sophisticated 3D models. What they all share in common is that from an ecological standpoint, the vast majority of laptops in recent years are often made of ecologically unsustainable materials from their non-biodegradable packaging which will last in a landfill for decades all the way to their components which often require specific parts, making it harder to repair as time goes on.
Seeing the battering Earth has taken in the past few decades with microplastics in our water, global warming, rampant pollution and more, it’s clear that our world is teetering on a precipice. It’s time to make a difference before our world as we know it is irreversibly altered and we need to change not just the way we do things but also the way the technologies that we rely on are manufactured, used and eventually recycled.
These challenges require a new way of doing things and a new, ecologically responsible and sustainable way of making new laptops that can help contribute to making our earth a better, greener place for generations to come. Enter the Acer Aspire Vero.
What is the Acer Aspire Vero
The Acer Aspire Vero is an environmentally friendly laptop that combines performance, repairability and sustainability in a sleek and green package. To meet the needs of most mainstream users, the Acer Aspire Vero features a 14-inch or 15.6-inch Full HD LCD 60Hz display, either 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors, 8GB DDR4 RAM upgraded to 24GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and Iris Xe graphics.
For video calls, the Acer Aspire Vero mounts a FHD webcam at the top of the display. Acer has also included dual microphones with their own unique Acer PurifiedVoice™ with AI Noise Reduction technology that dampens background noise while enhancing the user’s own voice for superb call quality.
Windows 11 and its new snap layout also makes it easier for multitasking by allowing users to effortlessly arrange multiple open apps and windows in seconds.
Connectivity and I/O are top notch as well with the latest WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.0 as well as a comprehensive suite of HDMI outputs, USB Type-A and Thunderbolt 4 ports to meet the needs of any modern user.
To ensure all day performance, the Acer Aspire Vero features a 3-cell lithium ion battery rated for 7 hours of usage with fast charging support that allows for 4 hours of usage with just 30 minutes of charging.
What elevates the Acer Aspire Vero beyond the majority of other mainstream laptops is its ease of repair and the fact that it has been designed from the ground up for a more sustainable future. Here’s 3 ways that owning the eco-friendly Acer Aspire Vero gets you a powerful yet eco-friendly laptop that also helps to make our earth a greener, better place.
Energy Efficient Eco+ mode meets Powerful Performance
The design of an eco-friendly laptop such as the Acer Aspire Vero doesn’t just involve its packaging, materials and manufacture but also its software too to ensure that it runs as efficiently as possible.
The Acer Aspire Vero features Acer’s new VeroSense™ manager accompanying the latest Windows 11 that helps to optimise settings for battery life or performance on demand with your choice of four settings that keep it running in top condition.
That’s not all as the Acer Aspire Vero is also Intel Evo™ certified, ensuring it can instantly wake up in less than a second, offer 4 hours of battery life with just 30 minutes of fast charging and have the performance to tackle any challenge from work to education and even play in a smooth fashion.
Sustainably stylish design
Every aspect of the Acer Aspire Vero’s design down to the tiniest details have been considered to ensure that it is as eco-friendly as possible. The top and bottom cover, screen bezels and operating surface of the chassis are made from 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic while the keycaps are made of 50% PCR plastic with four available colourways integrated directly into the chassis to ensure that colours will not wear out over its lifetime. This also ensures that the chassis is paint-free without compromising its sleek design to reduce the impact of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the environment.
By implementing this array of ecologically conscious recycled materials in its design, the Acer Aspire Vero is able to offer an impressive 21% reduction in carbon emissions in its manufacture compared to a conventional laptop of similar size.
Even the three available colourways have been carefully chosen to evoke aspects of our environment with Mariana Blue harkening to the deepest part of our oceans the Mariana Trench and the need to protect them, Starry Black which evokes the purity of the night sky and the need our air clean and Cobblestone Grey to ensure that the Acer Aspire Vero and other laptops like it will be a cornerstone for sustainability for years to come.
The OceanGlass™ touchpad of the Acer Vero Aspire has also been crafted to minimise carbon impact and uses ocean-bound plastic (OBP) remoulded into an aesthetically pleasing surface that is smooth to the touch.
Even the keycaps on the keyboard are made of 50% PCR to reduce carbon impact and to inspire and remind users of the ethos behind its design, the R and E keys have a distinct reverse font that reinforces the call to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
To ensure that the Acer Vero Aspire has as long a user life as possible, the laptop uses standard screws and has an easily accessible interior design with parts that can be upgraded or repaired over its lifetime.
Acer Aspire Vero – Ecologically conscious packaging
Not only is the Acer Aspire Vero notebook designed to be more ecologically sustainable than ever before, its packaging is just as green with as much as 90% of the packaging made from recycled paper.
The plain cardboard box does not use any ecologically unfriendly inks in its manufacture and can be easily recycled while the inner partition that protects the laptop during storage can be repurposed into a reusable laptop stand.
That’s not all as the laptop bag and keyboard sheet is made of 100% recycled polyester which uses existing plastic and which requires less energy to produce and thus reducing its carbon footprint for a greener earth. Best of all, the entirety of the packaging can be recycled.
Where to buy the Acer Aspire Vero in Malaysia
For Malaysia, the Acer Aspire Vero can be acquired in two configurations, each differing primarily in terms of processor and RAM.
In terms of pricing, the Acer Aspire Vero with a 16:9 low power 15.6-inch Full HD LCD display with 100%sRGB, a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD and Intel® Iris® Xe graphics is available priced at RM3,299 while the variant with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD is priced at RM2,599.
Both versions are available nationwide at authorised Acer retailers and the Acer online store at https://www.acer.com/my-en/laptops/aspire/aspire-vero