Acer's ConceptD 5 mid-range notebook for creative professionals is a rarity with its 17 inches. With an i7-9750H and the GeForce RTX 2060 it is positioned well. The matte display with its 100% sRGB coverage and high AdobeRGB percentage also does not need to hide. Yet, this is not enough for top of the class.
Stronger graphics and more working memory (up to 32 GB, two storage slots): Acer's 17-inch ConceptD 5 takes a different path than its 15-inch sibling. But they also share many good features, such as the 4K panel with 100% sRGB. The accurate color reproduction in form of a very low DeltaE is a characteristic of both the 15 and the 17-inch notebook similarly.
Unfortunately neither a card reader nor Thunderbolt found their way into the case, which is very strange for a workstation for creative professionals, particularly in the price range beyond 2000 Euros (~$2162).
And while the performance of the 45-watt hexa-core processor is good, it does not come near the capabilities of a Core i9, which the competitors offer at a similar price (including Thunderbolt).
Computers always had an important place in my life, starting with an Intel 80286 microprocessor in the early 1990s. I became interested in the productive side of technology, especially in campus radio, while studying at TU Chemnitz and during a trainee program in Belfast. Hardware interests led me to manage Notebookjournal.de, which is now a division of Notebooksbilliger, for a few years. I became self-employed in 2010 and took the next logical step in my career by starting to write for Notebookcheck.
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Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.