Acer launched its Vero brand in May, as a way to alert consumers
that Vero laptops were made with sustainable practices in mind.
Acer launched the Acer Aspire Vero in October, with such features
as key caps made from 50-percent PCR (post-consumer recycled)
plastic and a chassis made from 30-percent PCR plastic, with no
Our review of the Acer Aspire Vero (AV15-51-75QQ)
was generally positive, though the dim display and short battery
life were disappointing. (We're testing a driver update that may
alleviate the second issue to some extent.) That 15-inch laptop
launched with a Core i7, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a 512GB SSD for US$899 AU$999.
Acer's new Aspire
Vero, the AV15-51-5155. Image: Acer
Acer launched the Acer TravelMate Vero (TMV15-51), a 15.6-inch
business laptop that incorporates the eco-conscious features of the
Vero line. The chassis also uses 30 percent PCR plastic, and ships
in 100 percent recyclable packaging. Inside is an 11th-gen Core
processor (either a Core i5-1155G7 or a Core i7-1195G7), 16GB of
DDR4 memory and up to a 1TB SSD. Acer also noted that the laptop
includes a discrete TPM for Windows 11 support as well Acer
ProShield Plus, its all-in-one security solution for encrypting and
decrypting data. In all, the TravelMate Vero measures 14.3in. x
9.4in. x 0.7in. and 3.97lb.
The Acer TravelMate
Vero. Image: Acer
An Australian shipping date hasn't been announced but Acer have confirmed the TravelMate Vero will have an RRP starting from AU$1,499.
Acer'a Veriton Vero Mini also takes the Vero ideals to the
mini-PC space. It uses 25 percent PCR plastic (not 30 percent)
throughout its chassis, and is available in one-, two-, or
three-liter sizes, Acer said, with a variety of Core vPro
commercial processors working alongside various options of disc
drives, storage spaces and ports. It, too, ships within a 100
percent recyclable box. Australian shipping and pricing details have yet to be released.
Acer's new Acer
Veriton Vero Mini VVN4690G. (That's not a dusty PC! It's part of
the recycled material.) Image: Acer
Acer also announced the Acer Vero BR277 1080P display, which
will ship for an undisclosed price. It, too, uses PCR plastic for more than 50 percent, Acer said. The Acer Vero BR277 tilts,
swivels, and allows users to adjust the height to provide the best
ergonomic experiment. You can also dim the display down to 15
percent brightness and turn on Acer's BlueLightShield to reduce
blue light. Acer said the Vero BR277 is flicker-free and eliminates
glare. Australian availability and pricing has yet to be announced by Acer.
Finally, Acer also promised that you'll be able to choose from
various Vero peripherals, too, including the Macaron Vero Mouse
(AMR020), Vero Mousepad (AMP120/AMP121) and the Vero Sleeve
(ABG131/ABG132) with Australian pricing and availability to be released in the coming months.