Acer Unveils Chromebook Vero 514 with 12th Gen Intel Core Processors

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Acer has unveiled the Vero 514 – a testament to its commitment to sustainability by offering more options for customers that allow them to reduce their ecological footprint.

Acer Chromebook Vero 514 (CBV514-1H/T) has a thoughtful design that takes the entire product lifespan into consideration – easy to upgrade, repair, disassemble, and recycle. It uses recycle materials in multiple areas of the product including 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in the chassis, 90% recycled paper packaging, 50% PCR plastic for its keycaps, and 100% ocean-bound plastics on its touchpad surface.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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The new Chromebook contributes to the reduction of plastic waste in the ocean as it uses ocean-bound plastics in its internal fan housing on its OceanGlass touchpad, providing a sleek, glass-like texture and responsive tactile feeling.

The device was also designed for an extended lifespan to minimize environmental impact. Making repairs and upgrades to the memory and storage are now simplified with the use of standard screws on its bottom cover. The unique exterior features a paint-free chassis with a cobblestone gray finish and the display panel is 99% recyclable. The life-extending impact-resistant exterior of the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 protects it from drops as high as 122 cm (48 inches).

Strong Performance

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Acer Chromebook Vero 518 boasts a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass display – available on the touchscreen option, 300 nits of brightness and a wide 100% sRGB coverage, providing a more vibrant and compelling visual experience. It also sports a thin bezel design that delivers 88% screen-to-body ratio. A full HD flare-reducing webcam along with DTS audio with Smart Amplifier allows for high-quality video conferencing.

Under its shell are Intel’s 12th Generation Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, along with a battery that supports fast-charging – up to 50% of its 10-hour battery life in just 30 minutes. You also get Wi-Fi 6E and a suite of ports including two USB Type-C ports, USB 3.2 Type-A, and HDMI.

The device also equips user with various ChromeOS business capabilities, empowering employees at green-minded organizations, call centers, healthcare organizations and other businesses with greater operating efficiency and productivity. Chromebook Enterprise Vero 514 ships with ChromeOS’ business capabilities unlocked, including advanced security, reporting and insights, scalable cloud-based management, and zero-touch enrollment.

Recyclable Packaging Further Reduces Environmental Impact

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The packaging uses recyclable material to help minimize environmental waste. The box is made from 90% recycled paper, while the notebook bag and keyboard sheet are made from 100% recycled plastic. The adapter sleeve is made from paper, instead of using the traditional plastic bag. Once the Chromebook is set up for use, the inner packaging can even be transformed into a multi-purpose triangular laptop stand or be used for other household or office functions.

Full line of Eco-Minded Acer Vero products

The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is the latest addition to Acer’s Vero line which includes laptops, All-in-One devices, monitors, a projector, and Vero-branded accessories, including a mouse and keyboard.

Acer Earthion

Vero lineup of products was initiated under the Earthion initiative, Acer’s mission to leverage its strengths, supply chain partners, customers and employees to develop innovative and integrated solutions to help tackle environmental issues for a more sustainable future.

Earthion’s objectives include Acer’s RE100 commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2035, more eco-friendly product designs, and the reduction of Acer’s supply chain carbon footprint.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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