Acer ConceptD 9 Pro

What you need to know

  • Acer unveiled a full line of ConceptD Pro laptops for creators and designers at IFA 2019 today.
  • There are four new laptops in all, with the new ConceptD 9 Pro sitting up top with a unique hinged display.
  • The new ConceptD Pro line will start becoming available in October and November with prices starting at $1,700.

Acer is getting serious about its laptops for creators and designers, taking the wraps off of a full line of devices at IFA 2019. The ConceptD Pro lineup features four laptops, nearly all of which are part of NVIDIA's RTX Studio certification program and target different needs and price points. The main common thread between them all is that they pack up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs and Intel's 9th Gen Core processors.

The most unique of the bunch also happens to lead the pack. The ConceptD 9 Pro is the priciest of the series, coming in at a whopping $5,800. However, for the money, you'll get a device that has a unique 17.3-inch 4K hinged display that can be flipped, extended, and reclined for working with team members.

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Inside the ConceptD 9 Pro, you'll find NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics and up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor. Acer says the ConceptD 9 Pro is targeted at large animation studio needs, along with AI and deep learning tasks. The laptop also comes with a Wacom stylus that can be magnetically docked to the device.

Following up on the ConceptD 9 Pro are the ConceptD 7 Pro, ConceptD 5 Pro, and ConceptD 3 Pro. All three can be equipped with up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with graphics options including a Quadro RTX 5000 and Quadro RTX 3000 on the ConceptD 7 Pro and ConceptD 5 Pro, respectively. The ConceptD 3 Pro, meanwhile includes NVIDIA Quadro T1000 graphics.

While the ConceptD 9 Pro is aimed at high-end animation and AI workloads, the 115.6-inch 4K ConceptD 7 Pro is built with data scientists, software developers, engineers, and professional designers in mind. The ConceptD 5 Pro, meanwhile, is aimed at architects, 3D animators, and small design studios, with either 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch 4K displays. Finally, the ConceptD 3 is targeted at industrial design students, graphic designers, and even YouTubers.

Finally, rounding things out is the new ConceptD CM2241W monitor. Meant to complement the rest of the ConceptD lineup, the monitor packs a relatively stylish aesthetic with a wood base and slim bezels. Because it's built for designers, the display covers 99 percent of the RGB gamut and includes a 75Hz refresh rate.

Availability

Availability and pricing will differ slightly based on regions. However, each ConceptD Pro model is expected to go on sale in North America starting in November. Pricing will start at $5,800 for the ConceptD 9 Pro, $2,700 for the ConceptD 7 Pro, $2,000 for the ConceptD 5 Pro, and $1,700 for the ConceptD 3 Pro. There's currently no pricing or availability information for the ConceptD monitor.