Hardware giant Acer just announced their newest product line aimed at professional creators and those who aspire to be one. The “ConceptD Collection” consists of two desktops, three notebook PCs, two UHD monitors, and a mixed reality headset, all of which are focused on increasing productivity with multiple video editing and CAD software programs.
Starting with the desktop computers, the ConceptD 900 features dual processors with 40 cores, 80 threads, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU, and an ECC memory of up to 192 GB. These hardware specs aim to increase render times for animators and designers while also helping AI developers with increased graphics and computing power. The Concept 900 also has two onboard M.2 PCIe slots with a chassis that holds up to five RAID 0/1 drives.
The ConceptD 9 notebook has a 17.3-inch screen with a CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge and Wacom stylus support. As for what’s under the hood, the laptop runs on the new Intel i9 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, plus a DDR4 memory storage capacity of up to 32 GB and two 512GB 2 PCIe NVMe SSDs. This allows users to run high-end 3D modeling programs on the go without having to store all their projects on an external hard drive.
Next is the ConceptD 7, whose main defining feature is its ability to handle heavy video editing and rendering programs. While the notebook still runs on the old Intel i7 processor, it makes up for it with its NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080 graphics card and smaller frame. The ConceptD 7 has a 15.6-inch screen, weighs 4.63 pounds, and is only 0.7 inches thin.
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Computers aren’t the only things making up the ConceptD product line; Acer also created two UHD monitors to showcase the power of their desktop computers. The ConceptD CM7321K 4K UHD monitor measures 32-inches and has 1152 zones of local dimming using Mini LED technology and Display HDR. The ConceptD CP7271K PANTONE Validated monitor measures 27-inches and is made for 3D creators with its Delta E<1 color accuracy.
Apart from the monitors, the company has also announced the ConceptD OJO Windows Mixed Reality Headset, which comes with a 4,320 x 2,160 display and a built-in software explicitly made to adjust the gap between your eyes and the screen.
“The ConceptD product portfolio was conceived to give creators the tools to focus on the creative process and make beautiful things,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc. “As the foundation of a full line of creator products, we’ve designed PCs with high-performance processors and graphics that can handle extreme workloads, and put them inside quiet, minimalist designs to inspire creators to unleash their creativity.”
The initial product line will start releasing in June all the way until August of 2019, with the desktops running up to $20,000, the laptops between $1,699 and $4,999, the monitors anywhere from $1,999 to $2,999, and the headset with an undetermined cost. Head over to Acer to get the full rundown.