Acer today officially unveiled the Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition and announced its pre-order with limited units made available in Malaysia. In collaboration with National Geographic, each purchase of this special edition laptop helps support the U.S.-based global non-profit National Geographic Society in its work efforts to protect our world through exploration, research, and education. To learn more, visit www.natgeo.com/info.
Extending the spirit of Aspire Vero which is built on the Earthion platform, Acer Malaysia announced a trade-in programme that provides a proper channel for customers to recycle their working and non-functioning devices. Acer is offering up to RM500 cash rebate vouchers to customers who participate to help our planet by completing the electronic device life circle in a proper manner.
In addition, Acer will channel RM100 from every purchase of Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition in Malaysia to fund tree adoption. At the same time, every purchase of an Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition laptop helps to further the work of scientists, explorers and educators around the world affiliated with the National Geographic Society.
“Acer has been ramping up efforts to reduce its environmental footprint over the past few years. Born from Acer’s Earthion platform, the Vero line-up represents our latest effort. Our research and development team paid careful attention to every single detail of the laptop. From carefully selecting materials and designing the packaging, to optimising the internal layout and design to extend lifespan, we believe every small step matters in sustainability,” said Johnson Seet, Director of Consumer Business, Product and Marketing of Acer Malaysia.
The Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition comes with several diagonal lines running across approximately half of the top cover. Extracted from a topographic map, these lines divide the surface into land and sea and allude to the impact of global warming on rising sea levels. Opening the laptop, the eye catching and iconic National Geographic yellow border, which has been printed directly onto the bottom right corner of the keyboard. In yellow print on the spacebar lies the message, “For Planet Earth”.
Acer’s research and development team proved that packaging does not need to become waste upon delivery. Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition’s inner packaging has been designed repurposed as a multipurpose box after the user sets up the laptop. In addition to turning the inner partition into a triangular laptop stand1, the box itself has enough character as a decoration to fit right into the user’s room, perhaps on top of a dresser or the corner of a desk.
Mindful of every detail, Acer’s innovative packaging design protects the devices with 85% recycled paper, plus a 100% industrial recycled plastic for the laptop sleeve and the additional sheet that sits between the laptop’s display and keys.
The Acer Aspire National Geographic Edition utilizes 30% PCR plastic throughout its chassis, saving 21% in carbon emissions in the production process2. The 30% PCR plastic is also utilized in the laptop’s screen bezel and 50% in its keycaps, further reducing the computer’s carbon footprint. Looking towards the other end of the laptop’s lifespan, Acer has simplified the process of making repairs and upgrades with just a standard Phillips-head screwdriver thanks to its well-organized internal layout.
Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition is powered by Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD to offer smooth computing experience. Equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, the laptop provides a generous selection of ports, including USB Type-C and two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, one of which can be used to charge mobile devices even when the computer is turned off. Enabling reliable connectivity, the laptop features an RJ-45 Ethernet port and Wi-Fi 6.
Pre-orders for the Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition start on 1 May at a retail price of RM4,299. The laptop comes with Windows 11 and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021.
Aligned with Acer’s efforts in breaking barriers between people and technology, Acer Malaysia also announced the new price tag for their sustainability-minded laptop – Acer Aspire Vero. Effective 1 May 2022, both Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 models will be priced at RM3,699 and RM2,999 respectively.
Helping Customers Complete Electronic Lifecycle Via Proper Method
Acer Malaysia is making available a trade-in programme to help customers properly dispose of their old devices in conjunction with the arrival of Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition. The trade-in programme is open to all working and non-functioning tablets, laptops, desktops and All-in-One desktops.
After evaluation, Acer will offer up to RM500 cash rebate for Acer Aspire Vero and Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition.
- Customers who drop-off their devices at Acer concept stores will be entitled a cash rebate to purchase the Aspire Vero and pre-order Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition immediately
- Customers who drop-off their devices at Acer office and Highpoint service centre will be given a promo code to redeem the cash rebate through Acer eStore or Acer official store on Shopee.
The trade-in program together with a series of promotions run from 1 May 2022 until 31 July 2022.
- Customers who pay through Maybank credit cards on the Acer eStore will be entitled additional 5% off that will be auto deducted before final payment.
- The first 50 units purchased will be shipped with Vero Mouse and Vero Mousepad worth RM178.
- To further encourage customers to choose to support Mother Earth, every purchase of Aspire Vero and Aspire Vero National Geographic edition within the promotion period will be entitled to redeem gift worth up to RM199 or Touch n’ Go eWallet credit worth RM120.