With the ConceptD line, Acer targets the professional creator
April 12, 2019
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We came to Next@Acer expecting flurry of gaming related launches. The Predator line was definitely key, but Jason Chen had a surprise when he announced the Concept D line of creative-targeted devices. The thought process is fairly straight forward, a focused brand for creatives, which emphasizes precision, performance, optimized cooling and functional design. The lineup which consists of laptops, desktops and displays combine high-powered components typically found in gaming systems, with tuning and redesigned cooling to keep them quiet while in use. They even have specially designed displays with industry-leading color accuracy.

ConceptD d900 workstation

The Acer ConceptD d900 desktop is truly the flagship offering. Resting inside a jet-black chassis, the 900 offers up to dual Xeon Gold 6148 CPUs with up to 40 cores and 80 threads. They’re combined with up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card and up to 192GB of memory across its 12 RAM slots. Aimed at filmmakers, animators, and architects, this system even has enough bays and slots to handle up to 60TB of storage space. The Concept D 500 features up to a ninth-generation Intel Core i9 CPU, up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000, and up to 64GB of memory.

ConceptD CP7 monitor

To complement its new ConceptD laptops and desktops, Acer also unveiled two new color-accurate professional ConceptD monitors designed for creative professionals. The larger ConceptD CP7271K, on the other hand, was made for 3D creators, and supports 93 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and features G-Sync Ultimate and DisplayHDR 1000 support, making it suitable for gaming as well. The 21” CM7231K is ideal for 2D creators, such as those working with print and graphic design, and comes with a 4K UHD resolution panel that delivers 1,152 zones of local dimming thanks to Mini LED technology.

ConceptD D9 laptop

Comprising the Ezel Aero hinge design from the Acer Aspire R13, the ConceptD 9 has the latest ninth-generation Intel CPUs, and up to an Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics. All of that powers a 17-inch, 4K display with 100 percent Adobe RGB color support. Compared to the MacBook Pro which has a Delta E rating of 1.2, the ConceptD 9’s Delta E rating is just 0.7 . All of this is combined with the same Aeroblade cooling found in Acer’s new Helios gaming laptops, which means that the high-powered components stay cool, but it also stays quiet. Acer has tuned these laptops to remain under 40 decibels at all times, which is in the region of noise levels in a library. The other models in the line are the D7 and D5, and all three of them have been Pantone Validated.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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