Acer Aspire Vero is making us rethink the possibilities of sustainable tech. Laptops are tragically not known for being eco-friendly, but just about every aspect of the engineering in the Vero portends a brighter future for tech that is planet-conscious with few compromises when it comes to performance. Here’s a quick review of Acer Aspire Vero and its various features.
Acer Aspire Vero Review: Is it Worth It?
— Processor: Intel Core i5-1155G7 processor Quad-core 2.50 GHz
— Memory: 256 GB
— RAM: 8 GB, DDR4 SDRAM
— Display Size: 15.6 inches
— Weight: 3.97 pounds
— Dimensions: 9.39 inches L x 14.31 inches W x 0.7 inches D
— Operating System: Windows 11 Home
— Ports: One USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1, Two USB 3.2 Gen 1, one USB 2.0, one HDMI 2.0, one 3.5 mm headphone/speaker jack, DC for AC adapter, one Ethernet
Made from PCR: Plastic is currently filling up landfills and forming entire islands in our oceans. Post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) keeps the waste out of the dump and repurposes it into useful items, like laptops. From the screen bezel to the front and bottom cover, 30 percent of the Acer Aspire Vero laptop is made from PCR, along with 50 percent of the keycaps.
Solid Design: Aspire Vero is durable, and built to the same standards as other Acer laptops. The attractive finish on the laptop doesn’t just feel eco-friendly, it looks it too, in the best way possible.
Green, But Powerful: In many cases, sustainable products usually mean that the specs will be lacking behind similarly priced laptops. But the 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Iris Xe Graphics 3 provide plenty of prospects for productivity, collaboration, and even gaming. A 15.6-inch screen FHD display shines bright with the best of them. Find out more about how we gauge sustainability.
Optimized Audio: Acer TrueHarmony and Acer PurifiedVoice deliver some of the best sound experiences in modern laptops. Using a high-quality magnet producing a high magnetic flux, TrueHarmony provides rich, lifelike audio that you can practically feel with louder highs and deeper lows. Aspire Vero is also PurifiedVoice ready, so your laptop will respond to voice commands quickly and easily.
Totally Upgradeable: Far too often, tech companies prohibit you from playing with the guts of your computers, especially when it comes to upgrading your specs. Acer Aspire Vero not only lets you boost up your specs, but it encourages you to with common standardized screws for easy access. Learn more about the best laptops.
Using the Acer Aspire Vero
If you close your eyes, it’s difficult to tell you’re using an eco-friendly computer. Windows 11 boots up just as quick as it does on my gaming laptop, if not a second or two quicker. If you open your eyes, it becomes abundantly clear that you’re using an eco-friendly computer. This isn’t a bad thing, there’s an immediate charm from the base of the laptop proudly showing off its PCR bonafides with a stamp reading “Post Consumer Recycled” on the bottom right of the surface under the keyboard. A more subtle design choice are the “R” and “E” keys which face left, reinforcing Aspire Vero’s aim to “recycle, reduce, and reuse.” The speckled pattern along the laptop’s panels both looks and feels environmentally friendly. The surface has a tactile feel made up of tiny honeycomb columns, which is a world away from the matte and shiny finishes on other laptops. (Acer also offers a guide to recycling its laptops.)
The Acer Aspire Vero’s powerful processor and graphics card enable it to do all you might want in a laptop at this price range: It’s perfect for media creation, 4K streaming, and even some light hardcore gaming. Running in performance mode occasionally makes a loud fan kick in, and you can expect the battery to drain after a few hours depending on how many apps you have running at once. Similarly priced laptops won’t struggle as much and may pack better specs, but it still remains a solid go-to workhorse, especially for a home office. Save more energy at home with the best solar panels.
But what makes Acer Aspire Vero stand apart is the built-in VeroSense software, which lets you pick between four different performance modes to further extend battery life, efficiency, and even your overall carbon footprint. Better yet, it’s easy to cycle between modes at will. Even the packaging is made from recycled materials, complete with a reusable cardboard stand. With Earth Day around the corner, it’s easy to recommend one of the most sustainable laptops ever conceived, especially because it can revamp your tech the second it starts to feel dated.
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