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Acer announces National Geographic edition of its eco-friendly Aspire Vero laptop

Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition Av15 51r
Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition Av15 51r (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer announced the National Geographic Edition of its Aspire Vero laptop.
  • The device features post-consumer recycled plastic in its chassis and keyboard and a design inspired by National Geographic.
  • The Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition will launch in China in January (¥5,499) and in France in March (€899).
  • Acer will also sell the laptop in multiple countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Acer continues to grow its Earthion platform, which aims to address environmental challenges with a range of solutions. As part of the platform, Acer works with its supply chain partners, customers, and employees to reduce the environmental impact of electronic devices. The latest device under this banner is the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition. The laptop features a design inspired by the climate and National Geographic's iconic yellow color.

A version of the Aspire Vero launched late in 2021 without a National Geographic design. The laptop itself is largely the same whether you get the National Geographic Edition or the standard version of the device. The Aspire Vero has 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in its chassis and 50% PCR in its keycaps.

Acer built the Aspire Vero to be repaired easily. Its back can be opened with a standard Phillips-head screwdriver, which is surprisingly rare among many of the best Windows laptops. Opening the laptop allows owners to replace the device's RAM or SSD.

The spec table below includes details for the standard edition of the laptop, which may vary slightly from the National Geographic Edition.

CategoryAspire Vero
OSWindows 11 Home
Processor11th Gen Intel
Core i5-1155G7
Core i7-1195G7
RAMUp to 16GB DDR4
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
16:9 aspect ratio
PortsUSB-C 3.2 (Gen 1)
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-A 2.0
HDMI 2.0
RJ45 Ethernet
AudioStereo speakers
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
BatteryUp to 7.5 hours
65W AC adapter
Dimensions14.3 x 9.4 x 0.70 inches
(363mm x 239mm x 18mm)
Weight3.96 pounds (1.8kg)
ColorVolcanic Grey

The National Geographic Edition of the laptop features a topographic map on its cover. This design is meant to remind people of the rising sea levels caused by climate change. The inside of the laptop has a yellow border reminiscent of the cover of National Geographic magazine.

Acer also designed the packaging of the Aspire Vero to be easier on the Earth. The inner packaging the device is shipped in is built to be reused as a laptop stand or as a multipurpose box. The packaging is made of 85% recycled paper, and a sleeve made of 100% industrial recycled plastic is in the box with the laptop.

Each purchase of a National Geographic Edition of the Aspire Vero supports the National Geographic Society.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.