Just over a year ago, we saw the first release of the Aspire Vero from Acer. It’s a laptop focussed on not just sustainability but upgradability.

This year’s update continues with that formula, giving buyers more options and features. Then you take into account the added bonus of it being an environmentally conscious purchase. The specs offered include some of the latest hardware for performance such as:

  • 13th Gen Intel Core processor (specifics are SKU dependent) with Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • Up to 16GB of LPDDR5
  • Two M.2 SSD slots for storage
  • 15.6-inch FHD IPS display running 16:9 ratio
  • Windows 11 out of the box
  • Plenty of connectivity options: Wi-Fi 6e, Thunderbolt, USB-A, HDMI and an audio jack

Taking sustainability up a notch, Acer has increased the PCR content of the chassis by 10% up to 40% total and reduced manufacturing emissions by 30% in the process. The intent of the design, specs and upgrade slot availability is to extend the life of the device, reducing e-waste and when the time comes, making it easier to recycle.

Further to the physical laptop, the packaging too has been made even greener. It’s now made from 100% recycled paper, 90% recycled cardboard and can be used as a laptop stand if you wish. It’s looking light a mighty bit of kit for the discerning buyer who doesn’t necessarily need an absolute powerhouse, but a reliable machine with upgradability for future needs.

The Vero 15 will be available through the usual retail stockists and Acer online starting at $1,399.00 in May.