Acer ConceptD 3 brings the power of Intel and NVIDIA to young creators at a budget price

Conceptd 3 14 Inch
Conceptd 3 14 Inch (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • The ConceptD 3 workstation laptops come out in October.
  • ConceptD 3 is available in 14-inch or 15.6-inch with a full HD display.
  • Intel 10th Gen (45w) and NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti graphics are included.
  • Pricing starts at $999.

The ConceptD series from Acer has been one of the more eye-catching releases from the big PC company. While devices like the ConceptD 7 hit the high-end of the spectrum costing thousands of dollars, the new ConceptD 3 hits a more reasonable $999 starting price.

Here's what these 14- and 15.6-inch laptops bring besides that clean and minimal design.

Acer ConceptD 3 features and specs

Conceptd 3 14 Inch

Source: Acer (Image credit: Source: Acer)

Providing up to 20 hours of battery life, the new ConceptD 3 is aimed at young creators, students, engineers, and anyone who needs the power of a 45-watt Intel CPU paired with either an NVIDIA GTX or Quadro GPU.

The clean, all-white chassis (new) with unique orange backlighting for the keys is undoubtedly striking. There's also a massive Microsoft Precision touchpad that should be statisfying to use.

Available with Windows 10 Home or Pro, the laptops features up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, PCIe SSD, and plenty of ports like HDMI, USB Type-A (x2), Thunderbolt 3, SD card reader, and in the 15-inch version an Ethernet port.

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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)
StorageM.2 PCIe SSD
Display14 inches
15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Pantone Validated
100% sRGB
delta e<2
400 nits
16:9 aspect ratio
PortsMini DisplayPort
Thunderbolt 3
3.5mm audio
SD card reader
Ethernet (15-inch model)
DTS:X Ultra
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
BatteryUp to 16 hours (14-inch model)
Up to 20 hours (15-inch model)
Dimensions14-inch: 12.9 x 9 x 0.7 inches
(326.7mm x 229mm x 17.9mm)
15-inch: 14.1 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches
(358.5mm x 249mm x 17.9mm)
Weight14-inch: From 3.04 pounds (1.38kg)
15-inch: From 3.6 pounds (1.64kg)
AvailabilityOctober (North America, EMEA)
September (China)
PriceFrom $1,000

Users can configure the ConceptD 3 with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti, but users can also get the "Pro" model with NVIDIA Quadro T1000 for that require certified software.

Acer says of the new laptops:

Aimed at design students, freelance designers and small design studios, a full selection of highperformance ConceptD 3 notebooks are now available. Powerful enough to handle medium-size to complex CAD work with speed and accuracy, the ConceptD 3 Ezel and ConceptD 3 notebook ranges make display and powerful graphics specifications a priority. They come with a thinner and lighter look with both the clamshell and convertible form factors having 14- and 15.6-inch screens, so they can be used to edit and showcase work on the move.

As with all of the laptops in this series, the full HD 16:9 non-touch display is Pantone Validated to ensure 100 percent sRGB accuracy and 400 nits of brightness.

Top firing speakers, DTX:X Ultra, and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, fill out the specs.

The whole package weighs a modest 3.04 pounds (1.38kg) for the 14-inch model, while the 15-inch comes in at 3.6 pounds (1.64kg).

The ConceptD 3 will be available in North America in October starting at $999.99; in EMEA in October starting at EUR 1,299; and in China in September, starting at RMB 8,999.

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.