CES 2020 | Acer expands the ConceptD lineup with new ConceptD 7 Ezel convertibles and the ConceptD 700 workstation
Last year, Acer introduced the ConceptD lineup aimed at creative pros. We also saw a ConceptD 9 Pro convertible, which is essentially a Predator Triton 900 for creatives. This year, Acer is expanding the ConceptD family with new convertible notebooks, the ConceptD 7 Ezel and Ezel Pro, along with the ConceptD 700 desktop workstation.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel and Ezel Pro feature the same flexible Ezel hinge we saw on the ConceptD 9 Pro. This hinge allows for five different usage modes viz. notebook, tablet, floating, stand, and display. Specs wise, the Ezel Pro offers an Intel Xeon processor, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPU, and ECC memory support while the Ezel features an Intel 10th gen H-series CPU, and a choice of NVIDIA RTX GPUs. Both ConceptD 7s support up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe SSDs. To cater to the color accuracy requirements, both the convertibles feature 15.6-inch 4K touch displays with a 400-nit peak brightness, 100% Adobe RGB coverage, a delta E of less than 2, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. A Wacom EMR pen comes bundled for a natural writing experience with varying pressure levels.
The ConceptD 7s do not skimp on connectivity and come with an assortment of ports that include DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, combo audio jack, SD card reader, and Gigabit Ethernet. A Windows Hello-compliant fingerprint reader is integrated onto the Power switch.
Also being announced today is the ConceptD 700 workstation PC for creatives. The ConceptD 700 comes in a modern Scandinavian-inspired casing with a white finish and a wooden top that looks elegant for any studio workspace. The front panel features three intake fans for efficient cooling. On the top, there is space for wirelessly charging mobile devices and a headset holder.
The ConceptD 700 workstation PC is powered by an Intel Xeon E processor, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 GPU, up to 64 GB of DDR4 2,666 RAM, and a PCI M.2 SSD with options for storage expansion using 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. An integrated lock and burglar alarm is also present to protect the PC from theft and unauthorized access.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel will be available from April with the ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro following suit in May. The ConceptD 700 workstation is expected to be available in late Q1 2020. Pricing details for all the devices will be announced later.
Acer Press Release