Acer’s ConceptD line now includes desktops, monitors, and more laptops
Published on: 2020-06-23 20:01:41 | Category: Technology | By: admin
Acer is expanding its line of ConceptD computers targeted by creators to include desktop PCs, monitors and more standard laptop designs. The ConceptD line began a year ago with the unique ConceptD 9, which was repurposed from Acer's gaming laptops with a large easel design and powerful components.
Acer now adds the ConceptD 3 and ConceptD 3 Ezel laptops to its range. Both are available in 14- or 15.6-inch size options, they have 10th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 H-series processors, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 1650Ti, or Quadro T1000 graphics cards. Both versions also include full-size SD card readers and Thunderbolt 3 ports, which are two important features for cameras working with photographers or video editors or fast external storage devices.
The ConceptD 3 is a conventional clamshell laptop while the ConceptD 3 Ezel has the folding hinge feature that debuted on last year's ConceptD 9. Acer says this design allows you to orient the laptop in six different modes depending on what you do on it, such as drawing, typing or sharing your screen with others. This convertible nature makes the Ezel model slightly heavier and thicker than its regular equivalent but still the 15.6-inch variant is only less than five pounds. The ConceptD 3 Ezel launches at $1,499.99 as it ships in August; the ConceptD 3 is set to release in October at $999.99.
Acer also announces the ConceptD 100, a portable desktop PC with a 9th Gen Core i5 cpu (no 10th Gen chips here), up to 32 GB of Memory, as well as an Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 or Quadro P620 graphics card. It has front-access USB ports and a full-size SD card reader, and Acer says the cooling design allows it to remain under 40 decibels of noise, so it can sit on a desk without disturbing you. Acer says the ConceptD 100 will be available with a starting price of € 799 in Europe, the Middle East , and Africa in June. There are no obvious plans for a launch in the USA.
In addition to the current PC, the ConceptD CP3, CP5, and CM3 provide displays with Acer 's design-forward aesthetic. All three models are color accuracy validated by Pantone, and appear to be 27-inch. The CP5 is a 1440p model with HDR 600 support, 99 per cent AdobeRGB coverage, and the ability for smoother visuals to overclock to refresh 170Hz. The CP3 scales up to 4 K resolution but is limited to 400 and 165Hz HDR resolution. Also, the CM3 is a 4 K model with refresh rate of 60Hz. As of August, all three models will be available with prices starting at $619.99.