Acer announces the ConceptD 9, 7, and 5 laptops featuring up to a 9th Gen i9 CPU and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU
Acer has announced the ConceptD 9, ConceptD 7, and ConceptD 5 trio of laptops. The devices are aimed at people who work in creation or design, and they feature screens that boast of high color accuracy and color-space coverage. The ConceptD 5 is the entry-level model, and it can be fitted with an 8th Gen i7 CPU, AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage in a RAID 0 format. This thin and light laptop has a 4K UHD display and will cost from US$1,699 (from €1,699 in European markets, 12,999 yuan in China). Availability begins in June (North America/China) and July (EMEA).
Next up the ladder is the Acer ConceptD 7, which can come with up to a 9th Gen i7 chip and the Max-Q version of the GeForce RTX 2080. Like the rest of the series, the 15.6-inch laptop is aimed at creative types, so its 4K display is PANTONE-validated and covers 100% of the AdobeRGB color space. Acer has also designed the ConceptD 7 to be reasonably mobile: It weighs 2.1 kg/4.63 lbs and is just 17.9 mm/0.7 in thick. The price for this laptop starts from US$2,299 for North America, €2,299 EMEA, and 19,999 yuan in China. Acer plans a May release for this device in China, with July targeted for North America and EMEA.
The Acer ConceptD 9 laptop is a beast of a machine. Not only does it feature up to a 9th Gen i9 processor and Nvidia’s high-end GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, but it also comes with 32 GB of RAM (DDR4 @ 2666 MHz) and up to two 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration. The great components complement the incredible 17.3-inch Ultra HD (3840x2160) display that coves the AdobeRGB color space by 100% and has a DeltaE value of <1. An included Wacom EMR stylus with 4,096 pressure levels will help designers create works of art on the professional-grade screen.
Along with the premium parts, the Acer ConceptD 9 laptop has a fascinating form factor. The display can be flipped over, extended from the keyboard part, or even reclined. Acer has installed what it calls the Ezel Aero Hinge, which is an appropriate name as designers and artists can utilize the ConceptD 9 in a similar fashion to an easel. Unsurprisingly, this technology doesn’t come cheap: The laptop starts from US$4,999 in North America, €4,999 for Europe/Middle East/Africa, and 49,999 yuan for China. Acer will make this powerful creator notebook available in August.