What you need to know
- Acer announced the ConceptD 7 Ezel convertible laptops and ConceptD 700 workstation.
- The ConceptD 7 Ezel series of laptops can flip, fold, and float into various modes.
- The ConceptD 700 is a workstation built for creators and video editors.
- The ConceptD 7 Ezel series does not have a release date, and the ConceptD 700 will be available in March.
Acer announced the ConceptD 7 Ezel series of convertible laptops and the ConceptD 700 workstation at CES 2020. Acer built all three devices for artists and creators. The ConceptD 7 Ezel series features a unique design that allows the display to flip, fold, and float. The ConceptD 700 workstation packs powerful internals for professional creators and video editors.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro starts at $3,099 while the ConceptD Exel starts at $2,699. The Concept 700 starts at $1,699 and will be available in March. Acer did not share a release date for the ConceptD 7 Ezel series.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel series has a design unlike just about any laptop on the market. In addition to being able to flip into display and tablet mode like many Windows 10 convertible laptops, it can also pop up away from the keyboard into a float mode. This design provides flexibility and allows creators to adjust the height and angle of the screen they're working on. Acer and other companies have made some devices that can flip and adjust, but the ConceptD 7 Ezel series does it while looking like a traditional laptop.
The ConceptD 7 Ezel and ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro have many features in common. The table below specifies between the pro and non-pro versions. If there's no specification, both laptops have the same specs.
|Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel series
|15.6-inch 4K (3840x2160) IPS (400 nit) touch
|Up to 10th Gen Intel Core H-series (non-pro)
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX(non-pro)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX(pro)
|2TB PCIe SSD
|Fingerprint redaer (supports WIndows Hello)
|2x Thunderbolt 3
The ConceptD 700 workstation packs internals powerful enough for filmmakers, animators, and other professionals that demand computing power such as architects, engineers, and designers. Acer didn't share a complete spec list for the device but highlights the high-end internals.
|Acer ConceptD 700 workstation
|Intel Xeon E
|Up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
|Up to 64GB 4x DIMM 2666 MHz DDR4
|On-board PCIe M.2 SSD
Storage bays for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs
The ConceptD Ezel series of laptops and the ConceptD 700 workstation are part of NVIDIA's RTX Studio program. Acer states that "RTX Studio products adhere to stringent hardware and software requirements to empower creativity at the speed of imagination."
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