Acer Aspire Vero: The laptop that wanted to be green

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The release of the Acer Aspire Vero, which was introduced a few months ago, is drawing to a close. The chassis of this 15.6-inch laptop is made of 30% recycled plastic, so green?

A new Acer PC has appeared in some dealers. Equipped with an 11th-generation Intel processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB to 1TB SSD, this 15.6-inch computer looks classic enough, but it hides a little secret: Its chassis is made from 30% recycled plastic.

One good thing you’ll say to me, and basically you won’t be wrong. But the manufacturer couldn’t help but use a little too aggressive “eco-friendly” marketing.

“Created with the utmost concern for our planet, the Aspire Vero demonstrates our commitment to more sustainable actions.” Thus begins the presentation of the new laptop on the official site of Acer. However, only the chassis is partially recycled (30%, so 70% are not, we must remember) and 100% of the other components also remain non-recyclable. It really has little to do with “ecological” models to speak of.

The frame is partially made of PCR plastic.  © Acer

The frame is partially made of PCR plastic. © Acer

Similarly, Acer is introducing a new power-saving software dashboard, which in itself is a good thing for better battery life, but certainly not for “Specifically prolonging the life of the battery” where “To achieve personal goals for environmentally conscious users”.

For easy PC repair and recycling claims, it should be verified in practice as much as possible.

© Acer

The Aspire Vero is arguably not a bad PC, and it has some pretty interesting features. As we’ve seen, it has solid components and a pretty wide connection with two USB-A 3.2 ports, a USB-A 2.0 port, a USB-C port, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, WiFi 6, and Bluetooth . 5.0. On the other hand with Full HD IPS panel the screen is more classic and its borders look thick.

The PC connection is too wide.  © Acer

The PC connection is too wide. © Acer

We shouldn’t even throw stones at Acer which follows a trend green wash That many manufacturers also employ and that is getting faster of late. Especially since the packaging and boxes here are 100% recyclable, an example that many other manufacturers should follow.

Acer Aspire Vero is now available from 850 € in its version combining Intel Core i5-1155G7 processor, 16 GB of memory and 512 GB of storage space.

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