Acer Aspire Vero 

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At last a company starts to do something about sustainability as the case on this unit is made from recycled plastic, it has a slightly rough feel no doubt not essential but to make you feel you are doing your bit. This latest offering in the Aspire range is called Vero. The strap line comes up on bootup ‘Vero for Planel Earth’. What does this latest offering from Acer have to offer both for sustainability and also for value for money in these testing times?

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The Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51 measures 36.5x24.5x1.7cm and weighs 1800grams.

Going around the outside has power input, Ethernet, HDMI, two USB3 and a USB ‘C’. Both the front and back are clear the right side has two LED’s, 3.5mm for headphones and a USB3 finally a Kensington Lock connection. You can also charge the unit with a USB ‘C’ connection.

The base has four horizontal 2x.7cm yellow rubber feet, behind the front feet are the 2.5x1.5cm speaker outlets.

The viewable screen is 34x19.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial screen measurement of 15.6inches. The screen resolution is 1920x1080 at 125%. There is a 1cm border left and right, 1.4cm at the top that contains a webcam in the centre and 2.5cm at the base of the screen.

Around the 98 key keyboard there is 2cm clear left and right, 3cm clear behind and 10.5cm clear in front that has the 12.5x7.5cm trackpad mounted 9.5cm in from the left. The alpha and numeric keys are full size, the R and E keys are mirrored to emphasize Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The processor is a 12th generation Intel i7 processor running at 1.7GHz. There is 16GB of RAM and it has a 1TB SSD just under 50GB is used so you have 900GB available.

This is a rapid machine which handled everything without delay.

My unit was Cobblestone Grey but it is also available in Marina Blue or Starry Black.

The chassis is paint free, and its extended life design enables easy repairs, upgrades and even recycling.

The trackpad is made from plastics that would otherwise be ocean bound.

The battery is said to last ten hours between charges and using the supplied rapid charger you get 50% of battery recharge within 30 minutes.

The software supplied is Windows 11 and a trial of Norton Security Software as well as a Microsoft Games Pass and a 12 month free use of Dropbox.

At the time of publication the Acer Aspire Vero is available from Amazon for £849.

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