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 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 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Processor10th Gen IntelCore i7-10750HCore i5-10300H
RAMUp to 16GB DDR4
GraphicsIntel UHDNVIDIA GTX 1650 TiNVIDIA GTX 1650NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Pro model)
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display14 inches15.6 inchesTouch1920x1080 (FHD)Pantone Validated100% sRGBdelta e<2400 nits16:9 aspect ratio
Active penAcer Active Stylus4,096 levels sensitivity
PortsThunderbolt 3HDMIMini DisplayPortTwo USB-ASD card readerEthernet (15-inch model)
AudioTop-firingDTS: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. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.