Acer Swift X tilted to Intel Arc Sport GPU, Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic edition launched
Acer Swift X is expected to launch with the first Intel Arc processor, according to a new report. The laptop is set to be unveiled at CES 2022 and would feature an Intel Alder Lake-P processor for a Rembrandt Ryzen 6000 series APU under the hood. Ahead of CES 2022, which begins on January 5, the company announced that the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition laptop comes with a post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic chassis. This is a special edition of the company’s Acer Aspire Vero laptop that launched earlier this year.
The upcoming Acer Swift X will be the first laptop to feature the Intel Arc Alchemist discrete GPU, according to a report and images from the laptop shared by VideoCardz. The laptop appears to sport a similar design to its predecessor, Acer Swift X. Readers may recall that Acer Swift X launched with an 11th Gen Intel Core Tiger Lake-H35 processor or an AMD processor. Ryzen 5000U, paired with an RTX 3050 Ti GPU. . The company has yet to officially announce details of a successor to the 2021 Acer Swift X laptop.
Price, availability of the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition
The new Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition is priced at 899 EUR (approx Rs. 75,800) in France and RMB 5,499 (approx Rs. 64,500) in China. The laptop will go on sale in France in March, while Chinese customers can purchase it in January.
Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition will also be sold in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Acer. Purchases of the laptop will support the National Geographic Society in its “exploration, research and education,” according to the company.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition
The Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition is equipped with an unspecified 11th generation Intel Core processor and comes with Intel Iris Xe graphics. It works under Windows 11 out of the box. Acer has yet to reveal additional specifications for the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition laptop. The vanilla Acer Aspire Vero launched in December 2021 with a 4.50GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-1155G7 processor, paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
As part of the sustainable design of the laptop, Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition uses 30% PCR plastic on the chassis, which the company says saves 21% in carbon emissions during the manufacturing. Likewise, the laptop screen and keys are also 30% and 50% PCR plastic, respectively.
The laptop is designed to be easily repaired, with easy RAM and SSD replacement, with 11 Philips head screws, according to Acer. On the connectivity front, Acer has included support for Wi-Fi 6, as well as USB Type-C and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports on the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition. One of those ports can be used to charge mobile devices even when the laptop is off, according to the company.