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The sleek Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is both tough and made with sustainable plastics

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.

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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.

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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!