The new Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel is a convertible workstation that won't break your back (or wallet)

What you need to know

  • ConceptD 3 Ezel is a convertible version of the ConceptD 3.
  • There are two sizes with a 14-inch and 15.6-inch.
  • Full HD, color-calibrated displays support inking with 4,096 levels of pressure.
  • Pricing starts at $1,500 with availability in August.

Acer's ConceptD 3 Ezel borrow from the last year's ConceptD 7 Ezel's design (opens in new tab) but leaves behind the high price.

Mirroring the recently announced ConceptD 3 laptops, the Ezel versions feature many of the same specifications including that NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti (or Quadro T1000) for graphics all powered by a six-core Intel 10th Gen 45-watt CPU making these very powerful convertibles.

Here is what you need to know about these new convertibles, including how much they will cost, and when you can order one.

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel specs and features

Conceptd 3 Ezel 15inch

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Two versions of the ConceptD 3 Ezel are available, including the 15.6-inch version, but the 14-inch may be the sweet spot, especially since it only weighs 1.74 kg (3.83lbs). That savings in weight is due to the polycarbonate used on the chassis instead of metal.

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OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Processor10th Gen Intel
Core i7-10750H
Core i5-10300H
RAMUp to 16GB DDR4
GraphicsIntel UHD
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Pro model)
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display14 inches
15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Pantone Validated
100% sRGB
delta e<2
400 nits
16:9 aspect ratio
Active penAcer Active Stylus
4,096 levels sensitivity
PortsThunderbolt 3
Mini DisplayPort
SD card reader
Ethernet (15-inch model)
DTS:X Ultra
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
BatteryUp to 15 hours (14-inch model)
Up to 18 hours (15-inch model)
Dimensions14-inch: 12.9 x 9 x 0.7 - 0.9 inches
(326.7mm x 229mm x 17.9mm - 23.9mm)
15-inch: 14.1 x 9.8 x 0.98 inches
(358mm x 249mm x 24.9mm)
Weight14-inch: 1.74 kg (3.83lbs)
15-inch: 2.02 kg (4.45lbs)
AvailabilityAugust (North America, China)
September (EMEA)
PriceFrom $1,500

Just like the non-convertible counterparts, Acer here is aiming for a more affordable market hence the limit of 16GB of RAM.

But the display continues to be amazing with Pantone Validation for color accuracy, and 4,096 levels of sensitivity for the Acer Active Styles.

Acer notes that the ConceptD 3 Ezel, which borrows a lot from HP's Spectre Folio design (minus the leather), gives this laptop durability and stability for whatever positions you choose to use it in:

The innovative ConceptD 3 Ezel is a convertible notebook designed to give creators the most intuitive experience possible. Its amber-backlit keys are set against a pristine white all-metal chassis and a luxuriously large glass trackpad that supports multi-finger gestures. Acer's innovative Ezel hinge makes the device as versatile as it is elegant, empowering users with the ability to switch between six usage modes such as stand mode for drawing content or display mode for presenting it. Other usage modes include an adjustable float mode, traditional laptop mode, pad mode, and share mode.

Battery life is pegged at 18 hours, which is two hours less than the non-convertible designs.

The ConceptD 3 Ezel will be available in North America in August starting at $1,499.99; in EMEA in September starting at EUR 1,699; and in China in August, starting at RMB 9,999.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Wow awesome laptop. The cpu is also pretty awesome for prolonged heavy work if the cooling is adequate. The Surface Pen will probably also work on this right? Only downside I think is the still kind of heavy weight. The 15 inch is pretty standard weight wise but the 14 inch is on the heavy side for a 14 inch 2-1 laptop.
  • I just read that this has a build-in pen silo like e.g. the Samsung Note or yoga 930 has, very nice.
  • There is a lot to like about this. Not sure about the 16:9 aspect ratio though :(
  • Lol please, video production is still standardized at 16:9. Only cinema movies would record at anamorphic 21:9.
  • I think he means in contrary to a 3:2 panel, which could effectively remove the lower and upper bezels on the screen (perhaps challenging though). However on the 15 inch version it matters less I think, while on the 14 inch a 3:2 screen would have been nice (otherwise the vertical space is slightly cramped).
  • I'm so glad that the Thunderbolt 3 port is still present despite only having one port. Seems like this 3 Ezel is in my wish list.