With the launch of Windows 11 tomorrow, Acer is set to introduce a trio of new laptops running Microsoft’s latest OS. And one of those laptops has sustainability as a core feature. Say hello to the eco-friendly Aspire Vero, ultrathin and light Swift 5, and the Nitro 5 gaming laptop.
The Aspire Vero is Acer’s first sustainability-focused product, and it manages to make recycled plastic look pretty fantastic. The EPEAT Silver-certified laptop uses 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in the chassis, which results in a 21% saving in carbon dioxide emissions. There’s also 50% PCR plastic used in the keyboard caps.
The recycling and sustainability continues to the packaging, which is 100% recyclable and earned Acer a 2021 Red Dot Award for Brand & Communication Design. The box included with the packaging can be recycled or reused by folding it into a stable computer stand with customizable angles to suit your preferred setup. The Vero is also going to demand higher marks in teardowns for repairability, as it uses standard screws and offers a simple disassembly process for hardware upgrades.