Acer has revealed the first Chromebook in the eco-conscious Vero series, which promises to be repairable and recyclable, as part of a series of “Green Day” announcements – no, not the band.
The Acer Chromebook Vero 514’s boxy, unfussy form aspect is probably the first thing you’ll notice about it. The Vero Chromebook is unlike any other ChromeOS device that has come before it, with the exception of the sharply curved corners, which are evocative of Google’s Pixelbook.
The Acer Vero line, which is prominently displayed in the corner of the hand rest, is built entirely of post-consumer recycled materials, and the paint-free cobblestone gray chassis has a somewhat speckled honeycomb design. The Chromebook Vero 514 is unmistakably a flagship product, as Acer chose to incorporate eco-friendly components into a strikingly original design.
The Chromebook Vero 514, like other items in Acer’s Vero series, heavily utilizes recycled plastic, with 50% of the keycaps and speakers and 30% of the main chassis being made of it. Additionally, the “OceanGlass” trackpad, a trademark of the Chromebook, is constructed from materials found in the ocean.
Acer will predominantly use recycled paper and plastic to wrap the Chromebook Vero 514, and the inner box may also be used as a laptop stand. The display screen of the Chromebook is even 99% recyclable, and the entire device is made to be as recyclable as possible.
By making the Chromebook Vero 514 simple to open for repairs and hence different from the majority of other ChromeOS devices, Acer is also decreasing e-waste.
Correction, 9/9: We were informed that buyers will be able to open up the device and update the RAM, a unique capability for ChromeOS devices, when Acer originally published information about the Chromebook Vero 514. The business has recently told us that there was a mistake in the press release, though. They also disclosed that the internal fan is not constructed from recycled materials.
The story has been amended to reflect Acer’s mistakes, and the headline has been changed to remove the word “upgradeable.”
The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is a powerhouse on the inside, sporting a 12-generation Intel Core processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and a 10-hour battery life. Overall, Acer has created a strong box that strives to be recyclable and sustainable. This first-ever Vero Chromebook will be available from Best Buy in the US in October for $499 (Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD), while the international model will cost €599 when it debuts in November.
Chromebook Vero 514 from Acer Display: 14-inch IPS 1920×1080 with 100% sRGB (touch optional) alternatives for processors Pentium Gold 8505 from Intel Core i3-1215U by Intel Core i5-1235U by Intel Core i7-1255U by Intel Visualization: Intel Iris Xe Memory: LPDDR4X SDRAM up to 16 GB. Up to 256GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD storage Battery: 56Wh Li-on, recharges through USB Type C for up to 10 hours. Wireless: MU-MIMO 22 Wi-Fi 6E Two upward-facing speakers with DTS Audio for the audio Dual internal microphones Lab for Google Assistant Certification Security: read fingerprints Military-grade MIL-STD-810H tensile strength Environment-friendly: EPEAT Gold certified FTC: We employ automatically earning affiliate connections. More.