Acer unveils new laptops for creators and gamers, Chromebooks and more

Acer announced several new laptops at its Next@Acer Global Press Conference on May 27th, including new ConceptD, gaming and Swift laptops.

First up, Acer detailed its new ConceptD products aimed at creators. That includes the new ConceptD 5 series, ConceptD 3 line and ConceptD 7 Ezel. The laptops sport Intel’s new 11th Gen Core chips and Nvidia GPUs. The ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro leads the pack with an 11th Gen Core i7-11800H processor and either Nvidia’s RTX A5000 or A3000 Laptop GPUs aimed at creators.

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel

Acer also announced a partnership with SpatialLabs to use sensors and cutting-edge displays laptops. SpatialLabs tracks eyes to create stereoscopic 3D models. Acer says the content “literally floats in front of the screen.” Designed with creators in mind, Acer’s SpatialLabs tech can help people who make 3D models easily switch between 2D and 3D views to check for inaccuracies or issues with a 3D model they’re building.

Acer laptops with SpatialLabs tech aren’t commercially available yet, but developers interested in testing a prototype ConceptD 3D device can apply to try one for three months and give Acer and SpatialLabs feedback.

On the gaming side of things, Acer launched new Predator devices. There’s the Predator Triton 500 SE, a “special edition” notebook that can sport up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and up to 64GB of RAM. There’s a Predator Helios 500 as well with similar specs.

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE

Acer announced a Predator Connect D5 dongle that adds 5G to your laptop as well as the Predator Cestus 335 ergonomic gaming mouse. There are new Predator gaming monitors too, as well as a few pre-built gaming desktops. Of particular interest is the Predator CG437K S, a massive 42.5-inch UHD monitor with HDMI 2.1, which enables high refresh-rate 4K over HDMI for both PC players and those with the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Acer Chromebook 317

For those interested in Chromebooks, Acer unveiled four of them. Notably, there’s the Acer Chromebook 317, which the company says is the first 17.3-inch Chromebook. There’s also the Chromebook Spin 713. MobileSyrup staff reporter Brad Bennett was a big fan of the Spin 11, and the Spin 713 looks to be a nicer, more expensive variant.

Acer Swift X

Finally, Acer detailed its new Swift X thin-and-light. It boasts AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors and includes Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU. Overall, it sounds like a fairly powerful option.

Acer Aspire Vero

In other news, Acer announced that it joined the RE100 initiative. As part of that, the company pledged to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use by 2035, announced an ‘Earthion’ sustainability platform and launched the Aspire Vero, the company’s first sustainability-focused product within the Earthion platform. The Vero uses post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic throughout the chassis and for the keyboard caps.

You can learn more about all the new Acer laptops on the company’s website.

Images credit: Acer

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