Acer Swift X tipped to sport Intel Arc GPU, Acer Aspire Vero

According to a new report, the Acer Swift X has been launched with the first Intel Arc processor. The laptop is expected to be revealed at CES 2022 and is said to feature an Intel Alder Lake-P processor mated to the Ryzen 6000-series Rembrandt APU under the hood. Ahead of CES 2022 starting January 5, the company announced that the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition laptops will feature a chassis made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic. This is a special edition of the company’s Acer Aspire Vero laptop that was launched earlier this year.

According to a report and images of the laptop shared by VideoCardz, the upcoming Acer Swift X will be the first laptop to feature Intel Arc Alchemist discrete GPU. The laptop sports a similar design to its predecessor, the Acer Swift X. Readers may recall that the Acer Swift X was launched with an Intel 11th-Gen Core Tiger Lake-H35 processor or an AMD Ryzen 5000U processor, paired with an RTX 3050 Ti GPU. , The company is yet to officially announce any details of the successor to the 2021 Acer Swift X laptop.

Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition price, availability

The new Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition is priced at EUR 899 (approximately Rs 75,800) in France and RMB 5,499 (approximately Rs 64,500) in China. The laptop will go on sale in France in March, while Chinese customers will be able to buy it in January.

According to Acer, the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition will also be sold in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The purchase of the laptop will support the National Geographic Society in “exploration, research and education,” according to the company.

Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition Specifications

The Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition is equipped with an unspecified 11th-gen Intel Core processor and comes with Intel Iris XE graphics. It runs on Windows 11 out-of-the-box. Acer is yet to reveal additional specifications of the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition laptop. The vanilla Acer Aspire Vero was launched in December 2021 with a 4.50GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-1155G7 processor, paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.

As part of the laptop’s sustainable design, the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition uses 30 percent PCR plastic in the chassis, which the company says results in a 21 percent savings in carbon emissions during manufacturing. Similarly, laptop screens and keycaps also have 30 per cent and 50 per cent PCR plastic, respectively.

According to Acer, the laptop is designed to be easy to repair, featuring easy replacement of RAM and SSD with 11 Phillips-head screws. On the connectivity front, Acer has included support for Wi-Fi 6 on the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition along with USB Type-C and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. According to the company, one of these ports can be used to charge mobile devices even when the laptop is switched off.


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