At Acer Earth Day, the brand has taken the wraps off their new Chromebook Vero 514 that is effectively the first Chromebook in their sustainable Vero line-up. Not only does it make use of a good chunk of recycled plastics in its chassis, every aspect of its design emphasises sustainability.
What is the Acer Chromebook Vero 514
The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 uses 30% post-consumer recycled plastic in its chassis, 50% PCR plastic in its keycaps, a full 100% ocean-bound plastic on its touchpad and uses 90% recycled paper for its packaging.
That’s not all as it’s also designed to be easier to repair and service with the use of standard screws holding the underside cover, a 99% recyclable display panel and a tough paint-free chassis that is rated for MIL-STD 810H levels of durability, allowing it to survive a 48-inch drop to the floor.
Under the hood, the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 has a 14-inch Corning Gorilla glass display with 100% sRGB and 300 nits brightness and an 88% screen-to-body ratio, 12th Gen Intel Core processors, Iris Xe graphics, a battery with 10 hours of rated endurance and fast charging to 50% in 30 minutes as well as fast WiFi 6E connectivity.
It runs ChromeOS out of the box and also has a corporate variant dubbed the Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 with more robust security options. In terms of pricing, it officially retails for US$500 with an arrival in the United States in October 2022. There’s no official local launch dates or pricing for Malaysia yet from Acer but we’ll keep you posted!