With the ConceptD 9 Pro, Acer is targeting the demanding professional
September 7, 2019

Acer’s big announcement at their Next@Acer IFA event was clearly the Concept D series. The brand first announced this series of powerful computing devices aimed at creative professionals last year at their annual New York event.

As for the star of the show? Its clearly the Concept D 9 Pro,  which boasts up to Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 CPU with eight cores, NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSDs operating in RAID mode . This 17.3″ 3840 x 2160 display convertible PC uses the chassis originally developed for the Predator Triton 900 gaming PC. The chassis features Acer’s CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that can flip, extend, or recline the display in a bid to offer the most optimal position for creativity.

To comply with requirements of graphics professionals, the ConceptD 900 Pro is equipped with a Pantone Validated 4K Ultra-HD display that can cover 100% of the Adobe RGB color space and is factory calibrated with a Delta E <1 color accuracy. Furthermore, the convertible workstation comes with a Wacom EMR stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity that is magnetically attached to the machine.

While the main market is heavy video editing and creators, Acer is also targeting this ConceptD range at virtual reality developers, big data analytics and even artificial intelligence applications.

Other devices introduced included the Acer’s ConceptD 7 Pro, which has a 15.6-inch 4K display, a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, and Nvidia’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. The ConceptD 5 Pro will be available in both 15.6- and 17.3-inch 4K display options, with 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 GPUs.

The ConceptD 9 Pro starts at $5,799.99 and will be available in November. Acer’s ConceptD 7 Pro will be priced from $2,699.99, while the ConceptD 5 Pro starts at $1,999.99 and will be in stores in December alongside the $1,799.99 ConceptD 5.

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 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, 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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