Acer Vero 514 Chromebook

Acer Goes Green with the Eco-Conscious Chromebook Vero 514

Acer has expanded its line of eco-conscious laptops with the new Acer Chromebook Vero 514, which has a chassis made from 30% PCR plastic, 90% recycled paper packaging, and support for easier upgrades, repairs, and recycling.

The Chromebook comes equipped with a 12th-Gen Intel Core processor, 14-inch full HD touchscreen with 100% sRGB colour range, and 300 nits of brightness. Made to meet durable military standards (MIL-STD 810H), reinforced to protect it from drops as high as 122 cm (48 inches). It boasts a 10-hour battery life and supports fast charging: charge it up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Built around the ChromeOS, in addition to the 30% post-consumer recycled PCR plastic in the chassis, it’s also made with 50% PCR plastic in the keycaps, and 100% ocean-bound plastics on the touchpad surface.  Along with the paper packaging, the adapter sleeve is made from paper instead of using a traditional plastic bag. Once the Chromebook is set up for use, the device’s inner packaging can be transformed into a multi-purpose triangular laptop stand or be used for other household or office functions.

Acer Vero 514 Chromebook

It is not only easy to upgrade and repair but also disassemble and recycle. It has standard screws on the bottom cover, while the exterior features a paint-free chassis with a cobblestone gray finish and display panel that is 99% recyclable.

“The simplicity, security, and speed of Chromebooks are the ideal complements to our Vero line’s focus on delivering powerful devices that keep an eye on the environment,” says James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is the next step in embodying our Earthion mission by developing eco-friendlier products that have a positive ecological impact on our customers’ businesses, homes, and schools.” 

Acer says the Chromebook contributes to the reduction of plastic waste in the ocean since it uses ocean-bound plastics in its internal fan housing and on its OceanGlass touchpad, which provides a glass-like texture and responsive tactile feeling.

Acer Vero 514 Chromebook

Additional specs include Intel Iris Xe graphics, an 88% screen-to-body ratio, full HD flare-reducing webcam with DTS audio, smart amplifier, fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6e, two USB-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, and HDMI ports.

It ships with business capabilities of ChromeOS unlocked, including advanced security, reporting and insights, scalable, cloud-based management, and zero-touch enrollment.

The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 (CBV514-1H/T) laptop will be available in Canada with a starting configuration that includes a Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage for $650.