Acer extends the eco-conscious Vero line with the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 | Panda Anku

The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 features a case made from 30% PCR plastic and 90% recycled paper

Editorial summary

  • The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 builds on Acer’s Earthion mission and embodies the spirit of sustainability, utilizing recycled and recyclable materials, packaging made largely from recycled paper, and supporting easier upgrades, repairs and recycling
  • Delivers best-in-class performance with the latest 12th Gen Intel® core processors and features a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen display with 100% sRGB color space and 300 nits of brightness
  • Rugged MIL-STD 810H design and 10-hour quick-charge battery
  • Acer Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 is available with ChromeOS unlocked business features

TAIPEI, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Acer today introduced the new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 – the first Chromebook in its line of environmentally conscious Vero devices that reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability by giving consumers and business customers more options to use their can reduce the ecological footprint. The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 (CBV514-1H/T) features a thoughtful design that takes the entire product lifespan into account as it is easy to upgrade, repair, disassemble and recycle. It also uses recycled materials in most areas of the product, including 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in the body and 50% PCR plastic in the keycaps, 100% ocean-bound plastic on the touchpad surface, and 90% recycled content paper in the packaging.

“The simplicity, security and speed of Chromebooks are the ideal complement to our Vero line’s focus on delivering high-performance devices that keep the environment in mind,” said James LinGeneral Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is the next step in realizing our Earthion mission of creating greener products that make a positive impact on our customers’ businesses, homes and schools. “

Reduce, reuse and recycle

The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 largely integrates the use of PCR plastic with 30% in the body and display frame and 50% in the keycaps and speakers. In addition, the Chromebook helps reduce plastic waste in the ocean by using ocean-sourced plastic in its internal fan housing and on its OceanGlass Touchpad that offers a smooth, glass-like texture and responsive tactile feel.

The new Chromebook is specifically engineered for a longer product lifespan to minimize environmental impact. Using standard screws on the bottom cover now simplifies storage and storage repairs and upgrades. The unique exterior features a paint-free body with a cobblestone finish and a display that is 99% recyclable. The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 has a life-enhancing, shockproof exterior that meets MIL-STD 810H[1] Test standards, a reinforced design that protects it from drops of up to 122 cm (48 inches).

Acer Chromebook Vero 514 delivers powerful performance

Powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel® core Processors and with Intel® iris® Xe graphics[2], the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 meets the needs for collaboration, productivity and entertainment. The fast-charging battery gives customers longer power throughout the day as the Chromebook can charge up to 50% of its 10-hour battery life[3] in just 30 minutes.

The 14-inch Full HD anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass display – available for the touchscreen option – offers 300 nits of brightness and a wide 100% sRGB color gamut for a more vivid and compelling viewing experience. The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 features a thin bezel design that offers an impressive 88% screen-to-body ratio. The Full HD anti-glare webcam and DTS audio with Smart Amplifier offers high-quality video conferencing on the new Chromebook.

Designed to create and connect, the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 offers fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6E and connects to a range of devices and displays. It also offers charging options through its port selection, including two USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A and HDMI.

Acer Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514

The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 equips enterprise users with various ChromeOS business features and supports workers in environmentally conscious organizations, call centers, healthcare organizations and other businesses with greater operational efficiency and productivity. The Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 comes with ChromeOS business features unlocked, including advanced security, reporting and insights, scalable cloud-based management, and zero-touch enrollment.

Recyclable packaging further reduces the environmental impact

The packaging uses recyclable material to minimize environmental waste. The box is made from 90% recycled paper, while the notebook case and keyboard membrane are made from 100% recycled plastic. The adapter sleeve is made of paper instead of using the traditional plastic bag. Once the Chromebook is set up for use, the device’s inner packaging can be converted into a multipurpose triangular laptop stand or used for other household or office functions[4].

Comprehensive range of environmentally conscious Acer Vero products

The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is the latest addition to Acer’s Vero range, which includes Vero-branded Aspire Vero laptops, Veriton Vero All-In-Ones, Vero monitors, Vero projectors and Vero-branded accessories including mice and keyboards .

Acer Earthion

The Vero range of products was initiated as part of the Earthion initiative, Acer’s mission to leverage its strengths, supply chain partners, customers and employees to develop innovative and integrated solutions to address environmental issues for a more sustainable future. Earthion’s goals include Acer’s RE100 commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2035, greener product designs, and reducing Acer’s supply chain carbon footprint.

Prices and Availability

The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 (CBV514-1H/T) laptop will be available in The United States in October, from $499.99; in EMEA in November 599 euros.

Exact specifications, pricing and availability vary by region. To find out more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

[1] Sand and dust testing based on MIL-STD 810F. MIL-STD 810G/H is a test protocol conducted in controlled environments and does not guarantee future performance in all situations. Do not attempt to simulate these tests as any resulting damage is not covered by Acer’s standard warranty.

[2] Specifications may vary by model and region. All models subject to availability.

[3] Battery life may vary by model and configuration. Based on Google power_LoadTest. (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing). Actual battery life varies by model, configuration (including storage capacity, RAM capacity, processor used, display type and resolution, etc.), applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and features used.

[4] Recommended for static use (e.g. video conferencing, watching videos, etc.).

About Acer

Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world’s leading ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services merge, creating ecosystems and opening new opportunities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer’s 7,500 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sales and support of products and solutions that break down barriers between people and technology.

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