Acer held its next@acer event today where it unveiled a host of new products, including refreshes to its gaming line of desktops and laptops, the thin and light Swift 5 clamshell laptop, and more. The company also launched new devices under its creator-focused ConceptD series. These include a new ConceptD 3 Ezel convertible, a refreshed ConceptD 3 clamshell, a more affordable ConceptD 100 desktop for small businesses, and a trio of ConceptD monitors including the ConceptD CP5, the ConceptD CP3, and the ConceptD CM3.
ConceptD 3 Ezel:
The ConceptD 3 Ezel is a more affordable convertible that uses the company’s Ezel hinge to provide users with up to six different usage modes, from traditional laptop, tablet, to what the company calls pad mode and share mode, similar to the more expensive ConceptD 9 Pro unveiled last year. The convertible comes with a FullHD PANTONE-validated 14-inch display that covers 100% of the sRGB color space. It is offered with Acer’s Active Stylus that sports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
As for the specs, the device can be had with an Intel 10th-Gen Core i5 or Core i7 H-series processor along with Nvidia Quadro graphics (on the ConceptD 3 Ezel Pro) or a GeForce GTX 1650Ti. The device comes with a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, an SD Card slot. The company is touting up to 18 hours of battery life for the convertible.
The ConceptD 3 Ezel will be available in the U.S. and China from August starting at $1,499.99 and ¥9,999, respectively, and in the EMEA region from October starting at €1,699.
ConceptD 3 Notebook:
The clamshell ConceptD 3 Notebook drops the Ezel hinge for a more traditional form factor. As for the specifications, the notebook is similar to the convertible, in that it can be had with Intel’s 10th-Gen H-series offerings along with Quadro graphics in the Pro version and a GeForce GTX 1650Ti in the other. The display in the clamshell version is bumped up to 15.6-inches in size and is a FullHD panel that is PANTONE-validated. Both devices come in a white all-metal chassis with amber backlighting for the keyboards. The company is claiming up to 20 hours of battery life for the ConceptD 3 Notebook.
The ConceptD 3 Notebook will be available in the U.S. and the EMEA region from October, starting at $999.99 and €1,299, respectively, and in Chine from September, starting at ¥8,999.
ConceptD 100 Desktop:
The ConceptD 100 Desktop is a new, more affordable addition to its more powerful counterparts such as the ConceptD 500. The company is aiming this PC at small businesses, design students, and creative professionals. The firm says that that the desktop is ideal for “graphics-intensive 2D design and entry-level 3D CAD modeling”. The PC can be had with 9th-Gen Intel Core processors with Nvidia’s Quadro or GeForce GPUs. It can be configured with up to 256GB of SSD storage and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The omission of more fast storage or Intel’s latest 10th-Gen processors could be due to the cost-cutting efforts. The OEM boasts of efficient cooling due to ventilation design, and says that the PC “blends features with style”.
The ConceptD 100 Desktop will be available in the EMEA region from June, starting at €799. U.S. pricing and availability has not been provided yet by the company.
ConceptD CP5 and CP3 Monitors:
The ConceptD CP5 and CP3 monitors are aimed at “professional computer graphics creators, video editors, and animators”. As with the company’s lineup of devices, both displays are PANTONE-validated. The CP5271U V sports a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, is certified for VESA DisplayHDR 600, has a fast 1ms (GTG) response time, and comes with Adaptive-Sync capabilities. It boasts of an overclockable 170Hz refresh rate and covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut.
The ConceptD CP3 comes with similar specs. However, the resolution on this model is bumped up to a 4K (3840 x 2160) panel and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified. The monitor covers 98% of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut and comes with up to a 165Hz refresh rate.
The ConceptD CP5 will be available for purchase in the U.S. and EMEA regions from August, starting at $749.99 and €759, respectively, and in China from July, starting at ¥4,999.
The ConceptD CP3 will be available for purchase in the U.S. and EMEA regions from August, starting at $619.99 and €629, respectively, and in China from June, starting at ¥3,999.
ConceptD CM3 Monitor:
Lastly, the ConceptD CM3 Monitor is geared towards professionals and creators that need higher color accuracy for graphic designing, rendering video and procession static images. As expected, the panel is a PANTONE-validated, DisplayHDR 400 certified one that sports a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution. The monitor covers 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, sports a 60Hz refresh rate, and is compatible with AMD Radeon FreeSync.
The ConceptD CM3 will be available for purchase in the U.S. and EMEA regions from August, starting at $709.99 and €719, respectively, and in China from July, starting at ¥4,999.