Acer has announced its new line of ConceptD creator PCs with Windows 10 convertible notebooks and a powerful workstation.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel series features Acer’s Ezel hinge that allows for five usage modes, making it easier than ever for designers to collaborate, share and bring ideas to life. The elegant and robust ConceptD 700 workstation was built to handle heavy content creator workflows with ease.
“We’re expanding our ConceptD line with new convertible notebook form factors to support professionals in their creative endeavors,” said Jerry Kao, co-COO, Acer. “Ideally suited for professionals creating 2D and 3D work, we’re excited to expand the line with these powerful new tools that can assist more creators.”
New convertible notebooks
The ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro and ConceptD 7 Ezel leverage Acer’s Ezel hinge, which make them ideal for all kinds of working scenarios — collaborating with a team, sketching with the included Wacom® EMR pen or presenting work to clients. Designers can transform the device to best suit the task in front of them, choosing from five usage modes: sharing mode, floating mode, stand mode, pad mode or display mode. A desktop replacement that can be taken on the road, the ConceptD 7 Ezel series is ideal for creators who want to sketch, finalise and present on one device.
The 4K IPS touch display (3840 x 2160 resolution) delivers more than 8 million pixelsWith a 400-nit High brightness rate, a 100 percent Adobe RGB colour gamut and a colour accuracy of Delta E<2, the displays reproduce the PANTONE Matching System (PMS) ColoursDue to the highly mobile and interactive nature of many designers’ work, the ConceptD 7 Ezel series’ displays have been made of Gorilla Glass 6, making them resistant to drops. They also include an anti-glare coating, making it easy to see images when used outdoors or under bright lights.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel series joins NVIDIA’s RTX Studio programme. Purpose-built for today’s creators, RTX Studio products adhere to stringent hardware and software requirements to empower creativity at the speed of imagination. These select systems receive the RTX Studio badge, allowing creators to easily identify the right system to power their workflows. Capable of powering over 40 of the world’s top creative and design applications with RTX acceleration, the ConceptD 7 Ezel series also comes with NVIDIA Studio Drivers to ensure maximum performance and stability.
Lastly, the notebook has been designed to stay cool and quiet, and produces less than 40dB of noise — equivalent to the sound level in a library — while maintaining high computing and graphics performance.
ConceptD 700 – A creator’s workhorse
The elegantly designed ConceptD 700 workstation features an Intel Xeon E processor and up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics to address the needs of filmmakers, animators and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) designers with powerful and stable performance for 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and demanding content creator workflows.
Optimal thermal ventilation is critical for taking on heavy design rendering. The ConceptD 700 uses three efficient cooling fans to draw air in through the triangular-patterned front air panel and then circulates it throughout the chassis. To help keep the work area tidy and functional, the workstation offers fast wireless charging for smartphones on its topside, plus cable management and a pop-out headset cradle that can be tucked away when not in use.
To ensure the system is running effectively, CPU, GPU and memory usage can be easily monitored through the intuitive ConceptD Palette, which sports a health indicator to signal issues requiring troubleshooting. For physical security, a lock and an intrusion alarm help deter theft and unauthorised access.
The ConceptD 700 has been tested and certified by major independent software vendors (ISVs) to ensure software and hardware are compatible, stable and reliable. It also receives the RTX Studio badge, reliably powering even the most demanding creative workflows.
Pricing & Availability
The ConceptD 7 Ezel and ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro convertible notebooks will be available in Q2 in EMEA, starting at EUR 2,499 and EUR 2,999 respectively. Meanwhile, the ConceptD 700 workstation will be available in Q1, starting at EUR 1,699.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.