What you need to know
- Acer ConceptD 3 100 costs just EUR 799.
- It's powered by a Core i5 desktop processor and NVIDIA 1030 graphics.
- Besides being very small (under a foot high), it's also very quiet.
- Look for it in Europe and elsewhere in June 2020.
Acer is continuing its push with the creativity angle in its ConceptD series. A new model is coming out this month that's dubbed ConceptD 100 is meant for your desktop, and it only costs $900. That's a bit cheaper than last year's ConceptD 900, which is a $23,000 monster for very high-end performance.
The ConceptD 100 is a small, budget-friendly desktop PC, but its specs are geared towards those who need to prioritize photo and video editing, no loud fans, and leaving gaming for the console.
Here are the full specs and when you get one.
ConceptD 100 specs and features
Featuring Windows 10 Pro, a 9th Gen Intel Core i5 (presumably 65-watt), and NVIDIA GT 1030 for a GPU (pro users can grab the Quadro P620), users can upgrade the 16GB of DDR4 RAM to 32GB, making it ideal for Adobe Photoshop and similar apps.
Although it uses slower spinning hard-disk drivers (7,200 RPM), there is an additional PCIe SSD for loading your most quickly used applications while the slower one to two terabyte drive is made for media storage.
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Processor||9th Gen Intel
|RAM||Up to 16GB DDR4-2666MHz
Upgradeable to 32GB
|Graphics||NVIDIA GT 1030
NVIDIA Quadro P620
|Storage||1TB, 2TB 7,200 RPM HDD
128GB, 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD
128GB, 256GB M.2 SSD
|Dimensions||3.9 (W) x 13 (D) x 11.6 (H) inches
(100mm x 330mm x 295mm)
Wi-Fi 5 is a bit of a letdown, but it seems like a trade-off for that price.
Acer commented on the design, look, and goal of the ConceptD 100:
The ConceptD 100 desktop is ideal for graphics-intensive 2D design and entry-level 3D CAD modeling, addressing the specific needs of professional creators and multimedia classrooms … This small form factor PC comes with up to 256 GB of ultrafast SSD storage, all-around connectivity, and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, which allows creators to make simultaneous use of all essential applications without delay. Its front air intake and side ventilation keep the mini workstation cool and ensure that its noise levels stay under 40 dBA, the equivalent of a library room. It blends features with style, coming in an elegant, off-white curved design that fits perfectly into any modern office or workspace.
The real secret behind the ConceptD 100, however, is both that sub-$1,000 price and its small size (it's just under 12-inches (295mm) in height). It also looks stylish, which is essential for those who want a PC that can blend into a room.
Unfortunately, do not look for ConceptD 100 in the US as it is only destined for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) starting in June.
The price is set at EUR 799.
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