IFA 2019 | Acer showcases ConceptD 9 Pro convertible workstation
Inspired by the unconventional design of the Predator Triton 900 gaming convertible unveiled at CES this year, the new Acer ConceptD 9 Pro aims at bringing top performance backed by versatility and accuracy to the most demanding professional CG artists, AI engineers and software developers.
Besides unparalleled raw power provided through gen 9 i9 octa-core CPUs from Intel and professional Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 16 GB GPUs, Acer is also equipping the ConceptD 9 Pro with Pantone-validated 4K displays that come factory calibrated for Delta E <1 color accuracy and 100% Adobe RGB color gamut. Since we are dealing with a convertible, the 17.3-inch display supports touch inputs and is complemented by a Wacom EMR stylus with 4,096 pressure sensitivity levels that recharges magnetically on the upper rim of the display. The CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that otherwise looked quite unnecessary on the Predator Triton 900 finds a real use with this model, as it is designed to offer the most optimal creative positions.
In order to optimize internal airflow, Acer placed the CPU and video card towards the back of the chassis, which also features the gen 4 Aeroblade 3D fans. This pushed the mechanical keyboard and the touchpad with embedded numeric keys towards the front, sacrificing the usual palm rest areas.
The system also features 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and two NVMe SSDs working in RAID 1. As far as port selection is concerned, this model does not disappoint, as it integrates USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB-A 3.1, GbE, DisplayPort and HDMI outs. Featuring so many top specs, the portability of the system is slightly reduced since it weighs almost 9 pounds and is 0.94 inch thick.
Acer promised that the ConceptD 9 Pro will be available in EMEA in November starting at EUR5,499, while North Americans will get the model around the same time starting at US$5,799.99.