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Creator Notebooks for Creative Professionals for WFH

Acer has announced refreshes to each of its ConceptD creator notebooks. All have been updated to include the new 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and a range of GPU options, including the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs and the latest NVIDIA RTX Professional Laptop GPUs powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. They’re backed by the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, as well as exclusive driver technology that enhances creative apps for optimal levels of performance and reliability.

The new ConceptD 5 notebooks also include a 16:10 16-inch display, providing enough space for content creators to view their videos and edit tracks without having to resize taskbars or hide preview windows

“Our innovative ConceptD PC line has been extremely well received by content creators around the world,” said James Lin, GM, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer. “We’re pleased to expand our offerings, working with Intel and NVIDIA to support extremely talented creative professionals with even more powerful tools that bring efficiency, value and usefulness to their workflows.”

ConceptD 5 

Designed for 2D and 3D design workflows, Acer’s all-metal ConceptD 5 notebooks (CN516-72G) pair the new 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. A  ConceptD 5 Pro (CN516-72P) is also available, featuring either the NVIDIA RTX A5000 or NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, for creators looking for best-in-class performance and capabilities. The RTX A5000 Laptop GPU empowers creators with the ability to bring ray tracing and AI to the largest rendering, 8K editing, and multi-app workflows.

With up to 64 GB of DDR4 3200 Hz memory and 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSDs in RAID 0, they provide all the power and storage creators need for handling 4K video, multiple monitors or 2D and 3D software rendering applications. Acer’s Vortex Flow, a triple-fan cooling layout (including a 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fan), is strategically organised to provide additional cooling to the CPU and GPU, allowing a bit more performance to be eked out under particularly demanding workloads.

Complementing all this power is a beautiful 16-inch 3K (3072×1920) PANTONE-Validated display that supports 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, plus a color accuracy rating of Delta E<2. Its narrow bezel design provides an 87% screen to body ratio, while a 16:10 aspect ratio offers many benefits to professional creators.

The notebooks include a broad array of connectivity options: dual USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, HDMI 2.1 and an SD card carder (SD7.0). A silent keyboard and touchpad designed for noise reduction removes one further small distraction that could interrupt a user’s creative flow, and the 6-inch wide Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad features a fingerprint reader for more convenient and secure logins.

ConceptD 7 Ezel

The ConceptD 7 Ezel (CC715-72G), Acer’s flagship convertible creator notebook, has been updated to include the powerful new 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. A  ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro (CC715-72P) is also available, featuring up to an Intel Xeon W-11955M processor and NVIDIA RTX A5000 or A3000 Laptop GPUs for creators desiring even greater performance in professional applications and support.

Paired with up to 2 TB PCIe SSDs and up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory, it is an ideal choice for creators who typically handle large files and often use multiple applications at once. In addition, the newest models include dual Thunderbolt 4 ports that offer 40 Gbps bi-directional bandwidth, quicker transfer speeds and the ability to connect up to five Thunderbolt devices – all with only one port.

ConceptD 3 Ezel and ConceptD 3

Acer also updated its ConceptD 3 line, which includes 14-inch convertible (CC314-72G) and traditional (CN314-72G) designs. A ConceptD 3 Pro (CN314-72P) and ConceptD 3 Ezel Pro (CC314-72P) are also available, both featuring up to an Intel Core i7 processor capable of reaching 4.6 GHz and NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU.

All of the ConceptD 3 form factors and sizes have been updated to include an 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processor. Commercial and consumer models will ship with various graphics options to suit a variety of workloads and specialties, including the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. All include a PCIe Gen 4 SSD and a Thunderbolt 4 port with power delivery enabled for super-fast charging.

All ConceptD 3 notebooks include FHD (1920×1080) Pantone-Validated displays with 100% sRGB coverage and a colour accuracy rating of Delta E <2.

See also – Travel Laptops from Acer

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