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IFA 2019: Acer launches graphics-heavy ConceptD Pro

Acer has expanded its line of creative-aimed computers with the ConceptD Pro range, which comes with upgraded graphics and Pantone Validated displays.

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Today in Berlin, Acer announced its ConceptD Pro series notebook family with NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, built for peak performance. The Pro series with Windows 10 Pro is aimed at professional creatives who utilise cutting-edge applications in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. 

Following ConceptD’s design language, the notebooks also feature amber backlit keyboards for understated styling.

The updated Nvidia RTX GPUs are among the first notebooks to support real-time ray tracing and advanced AI capabilities.

“We’re excited to bring NVIDIA Quadro GPU options across our entire creator PC portfolio for the most demanding professional and enterprise customers,” said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer, at a media event on the eve of the opening of IFA 2019. “Combined with the power of 9th Gen Intel Core processors, these powerful workhorses will help creators focus on being creators whether in the office or on-the-go.”

“Whether designing complex 3D animations, editing high-resolution video, or conducting virtual walkthroughs of building designs, Acer customers can now do their best work from anywhere,” said Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualization, NVIDIA. “That’s because the massive computing muscle necessary to power these capabilities is a task our Quadro RTX GPUs are perfectly suited for.”

“Intel knows creators have the highest standards and demanding computing needs, which is why we develop products that are optimized for real-world performance that matters,” said Chris Walker, Intel’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Client Platforms in the Client Computing Group. “9th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, including the Intel Core i9, are a perfect match for the ConceptD portfolio, providing the best premium performance and platform technologies for creators to speed up workloads and enable them to do their best work.”

ConceptD 9 Pro – Designed for Power and Collaboration

The ConceptD 9 Pro is the most powerful of the Pro series features a new CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge. This allows the 17.3-inch 4K display (3840 x 2160) to flip, extend and recline for the various angles needed for team member collaboration. The display is Pantone Validated and covers 100% of the Adobe RGB colour gamut with Delta E <1 colour accuracy. 

The maximum specification for the CPU is a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor for premium, multi-threaded performance. The maximum specification for the GPU is an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics processor, aimed at AI/deep learning, engineering simulations and large animation studios requiring power, flexibility and cross-compatibility. 

A Wacom EMR stylus is also included and magnetically attaches to the ConceptD 9 Pro. The stylus delivers fast accurate control with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. 

Shipping with a 15.6-inch 4K display, Acer’s ConceptD 7 Pro is designed for powerful on-the-go performance. At 17.9 mm thin and weighing 2.1kg, its design makes it far more viable for portability. 

It features up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor for compute-intensive workloads that demand performance, while powerful NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU options are ideal for data scientists, software developers, engineers, and professional design studios. In addition, the ConceptD Palette offers a UI for quickly adjusting preferred colour profiles and monitoring system controls.
ConceptD 5 Pro

Part of the RTX Studio program and available in 15.6- and 17.3-inch IPS display options, both featuring 4K UHD resolution, the new ConceptD 5 Pro series packs a large display into a smaller form factor. Up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 graphics can be used by architects, 3D animators, special effects producers, and small design studios. A  metal chassis offers durability and the Pantone-Validated display is built for creators, with a wide colour gamut that matches 100% of the Adobe RGB colour space for precise colour replication.

ConceptD 3 Pro

To include more creatives, the more-affordable ConceptD 3 Pro is for digital natives such as photographers, industrial design students, interior and graphic designers as well as social media personalities like YouTuber streamers. Equipped with up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA Quadro T1000 graphics, the ConceptD 3 Pro allows users to process their media with true colour reproduction and runs quietly at less than 40 dB at maximum capacity. 

Pricing & Availability

The recommended retail price and availability for South Africa will be confirmed within the next month. 

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