Acer introduces the eco-conscious Vero Chromebook

September 1, 2022

The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 features a chassis made from 30% PCR plastic and 90% recycled paper packaging.

Acer has just unveiled its latest Chromebook, the new Vero 514. It is the first model in its line of eco-conscious Vero devices that reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability. The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 (CBV514-1H/T) features a thoughtful design that takes the entire product lifespan into consideration since it is easy to upgrade, repair, disassemble and recycle. It also uses recycled materials in most areas of the product, including 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in the chassis and 50% PCR plastic in the keycaps, 100% ocean-bound plastics on the touchpad surface and 90% recycled paper packaging. 

“The simplicity, security and speed of Chromebooks are the ideal complements to our Vero line’s focus on delivering powerful devices that keep an eye on the environment,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is the next step in embodying our Earthion mission by developing eco-friendlier products that have a positive ecological impact on our customers’ businesses, homes and schools.” 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 integrates the use of PCR plastic with 30% in its chassis and screen bezel and 50% in the keycaps and speakers. In addition, the Chromebook contributes to reducing plastic waste in the ocean by using ocean-bound plastics in its internal fan housing and on its OceanGlass touchpad, providing a sleek, glass-like texture and responsive tactile feeling.

The new Chromebook was designed to minimise environmental impact for an extended product lifespan. Repairs and upgrades to the memory and storage are now simplified with standard screws on the bottom cover. The unique exterior features a paint-free chassis with a cobblestone grey finish and a display panel which is 99% recyclable. The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 has an impact-resistant exterior that meets MIL-STD 810H testing standards and a reinforced design that protects it from drops as high as 122 cm (48 inches). 

Acer Chromebook Vero 514 Delivers Strong Performance 

Powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors and featuring Intel Iris Xe graphics, the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 tackles collaboration, productivity and entertainment needs. The fast-charging battery keeps customers powered longer throughout the day as the Chromebook can charge up to 50% of its 10-hour battery life in just 30 minutes.

The 14-inch full HD anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass display – available on the touchscreen option – boasts 300 nits brightness and a wide 100% sRGB colour range, providing a richer and more compelling viewing experience. The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 sports a thin bezel design that delivers an impressive 88% screen-to-body ratio. The full HD flare-reducing webcam and DTS audio with Smart Amplifier provide high-quality video conferencing on the new Chromebook.

Designed for creating and connecting, the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 features fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6E and connects to various devices and displays. It also provides charging capabilities through its port selection, including two USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A and HDMI.

Acer Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 

The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 equips enterprise users with various ChromeOS business capabilities, empowering employees at green-minded organisations, call centres, healthcare organisations and other businesses with greater operating efficiency and productivity. The Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 ships with the business capabilities of ChromeOS unlocked, including advanced security, reporting and insights, scalable cloud-based management and zero-touch enrollment.

Recyclable Packaging Further Reduces Environmental Impact

The packaging uses recyclable material to help minimise environmental waste. The box is made from 90% recycled paper, while the notebook bag and keyboard sheet are made from 100% recycled plastic. The adapter sleeve is made from paper instead of the traditional plastic bag. Once the Chromebook is set up for use, the device’s inner packaging can be transformed into a multi-purpose triangular laptop stand or be used for other household or office functions.

Full line of Eco-Minded Acer Vero products

The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is the latest addition to Acer’s Vero line, which includes Aspire Vero laptops, Veriton Vero All-In-One, Vero monitors, Vero projector, and Vero branded accessories, including a mouse and keyboard. 

Acer Earthion

The Vero lineup of products was initiated under the Earthion initiative, Acer’s mission to leverage its strengths, supply chain partners, customers and employees to develop innovative and integrated solutions to help tackle environmental issues for a more sustainable future. Earthion’s objectives include Acer’s RE100 commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2035, more eco-friendly product designs, and the reduction of Acer’s supply chain carbon footprint. 

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 (CBV514-1H/T) laptop will be available in EMEA in November starting at USD 595.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.