The first Vero Chromebook from Acer is eco-friendly and repairable {Updated}

No, not the band as part of a string of Green Day announcements In the environmentally concerned Vero line, which promises to be recyclable and repairable, Acer has launched its first Chromebook.

The boxy, unfussy form aspect of the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is probably the first thing you’ll notice about it. The Vero Chromebook is unlike any other ChromeOS device that has come before it, with the exception of the sharply curved corners, which are evocative of Google’s Pixelbook.

The Acers Vero line is also prominently embossed in the corner of the hand rest and has a somewhat speckled honeycomb design. The paint-free cobblestone gray chassis is manufactured from post-consumer recycled materials. The Chromebook Vero 514 is unmistakably a flagship laptop, as Acer chose to transform eco-friendly components into a strikingly distinctive style.

The Chromebook Vero 514 uses recycled plastic extensively, similar to other Acers Vero products. For example, 30% of the main chassis and 50% of the keycaps and speakers are made of recycled plastic. Additionally, plastics from the ocean were used to create the OceanGlass trackpad that is unique to Chromebooks.

Acer will predominantly use recycled paper and plastic to wrap the Chromebook Vero 514, and the inner box may also be used as a laptop stand. The display screen of the Chromebook is even 99% recyclable, and the entire device is made to be as recyclable as possible.

By making the Chromebook Vero 514 simple to open for repairs and hence different from the majority of other ChromeOS devices, Acer is also decreasing e-waste.

Correction, 9/9: We were informed that buyers will be able to open up the device and update the RAM, a unique capability for ChromeOS devices, when Acer originally published information about the Chromebook Vero 514. The business has recently told us that there was a mistake in the press release, though. They’ve also disclosed that the interior fan is not constructed from recycled materials.

We corrected Acers inaccuracies in the story, deleting the word upgradeable from the headline, among other things.

The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is a powerhouse on the inside, sporting a 12-generation Intel Core processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and a 10-hour battery life. Overall, Acer has created a strong box that strives to be recyclable and sustainable. This first-ever Vero Chromebook will be available from Best Buy in the US in October for $499 (Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD), while the international model will cost $599 when it debuts in November.

Chromebook Vero 514 from Acer Display: 14 IPS, sRGB 100%, 19201080 (touch optional) alternatives for processors Pentium Gold 8505 from Intel Core i3-1215U by Intel Core i5-1235U by Intel Core i7-1255U by Intel Visualization: Intel Iris Xe Memory: LPDDR4X SDRAM up to 16 GB. Up to 256GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD storage Battery: 56Wh Li-on, recharges through USB Type C for up to 10 hours. Wireless: MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6E 22 Two upward-facing speakers with DTS Audio for the audio Dual internal microphones Lab for Google Assistant Certification Security: read fingerprints Military-grade MIL-STD-810H tensile strength Eco-friendly: FTC compliant EPEAT Gold: We make use of links that generate income automatically. More.

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