Today, Acer refreshed their ConceptD range of devices during their [email protected] global press conference. These are premium devices aimed at the creative market which are designed to be both aesthetically pleasing while having the powerful enough to handle creative work such as rendering and 3D modelling.
ConceptD 300 – 18L case with GeForce RTX 3070
Extending the range of PCs the ConceptD 300 is an elegant and refined mid-sized 18L tower small enough to be unobtrusively placed on a desk.
Apart from its petite design, the highlight of this could be the yet to be released GeForce RTX 3070. At the moment it is expected that the RTX3070 will be in extremely short supply, so it will be interesting to see how pre-build options handle the supply chain.
While I am not a huge fan of pre-build PCs the ConceptD range is both powerful and attractively designed. This new model with its small form factor will certainly appeal to many users wanting something small and discrete compared to your average black box or the in your face style of RGB gaming PCs.
It includes up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070 graphics and 64 GB of DDR4 2666 MHz memory, making it easy to power through video editing, CAD, and 3D modeling projects and workflows. Combined with up to a 4 TB HDD and up to 1 TB of fast PCIe M.2 SSD storage, the ConceptD 300 is ideal for architects, 3D artists and video editors.
The front panel also features ergonomically designed I/O ports for easy access. A full range of ports offer next level connectivity with multiple USB 3.2 ports, an integrated SD card reader and a USB Type-C port for multi display support and up to 10 Gbps of blazing fast data transfer.
Price and Availability
The ConceptD 300 will be available in Europe in November, starting at EUR 1,299
ConceptD 7 and ConceptD 7 Pro Notebooks
These two notebooks have had a refresh to include the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, which feature built-in AI for intelligent performance, Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 3 technology and 4K HDR. The incredibly fast and reliable wireless connection is up to 3X faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 80 MHz (867 Mbps), providing less latency, a critical factor when streaming or video conferencing.
The ConceptD 7 Pro features up to a powerful NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 GPU, which is equipped with 3072 CUDA Cores, 48 RT Cores, 384 Tensor Cores and 16GB of ultra-fast GPU memory, delivering everything needed to work across multiple content creation apps simultaneously. The ConceptD 7 includes NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ GPUs, which are ideal for designing digital assets, creating videos for YouTube or a feature-length film, building real-time 3D content or livestreaming games to Twitch.
A distinguishing feature of ConceptD 7 notebooks is the 15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K IPS, PANTONE® Validated display that features a wide color gamut covering 100% of the Adobe RGB color space and a color accuracy of Delta E<2 for remarkable color precision.
Both include a new custom-engineered thermal cooling solution. Three high-efficiency fans and Acer’s latest thermal cooling technology work together to generate a unique aerodynamic ‘Vortex Flow’ which reduces noise levels to less than 40 dBA and ensures all the components inside the device stay cool even when under heavy load.
Updated USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports enable even faster connections (up to 10 Gbps) with cameras and external drives while Thunderbolt™ 3 provides faster file uploads and transfer speeds at 40Gbps. DisplayPort over USB-C enables quick and seamless connections with multiple displays. The touchpad has also been upgraded with Corning® Gorilla® Glass for smooth and accurate input. Finally, DTS® X: Ultra Audio provides superior audio quality, key for live streaming, presentations and online meetings.
Acer has also worked with major software companies to optimize the new ConceptD 7 notebooks, ensuring the hardware and software work seamlessly together. Both of the new ConceptD 7 notebooks have received ISV certification from KeyShot (3D rendering software), Adobe® (Premier Pro, Photoshop Lightroom, After Effects®), Autodesk Revit (modelling software for architects, engineers, designers) and Autodesk Maya (3D computer animation software with powerful modeling, rendering, simulation, texturing and animation tools for artists, modelers, and animators).
Price and Availability
The ConceptD 7 Pro will be available in North America in December, starting at USD 3,499; and in EMEA in October, starting at EUR 3,699.
The ConceptD 7 will be available in North America in December, starting at USD 3,299; and in EMEA in October, starting at EUR 2,899.