April 22nd is Earth Day, which marks the 52nd anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. If you’re of the “reduce, reuse, and recycle” mindset (as I hope you are), and you’re in the market for a new laptop, you might want to look at the Acer Aspire Vero notebook line. The Aspire Vero uses 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in its chassis, 50% PCR plastics in its keyboard caps, comes in 100% recyclable packaging, and is held together with standard screws for easy disassembly when it’s time for repairs, upgrades, and eventual recycling.
The Aspire Vero meets a significant list of environmental criteria, and it is EPEAT Silver certified. Along with the recycled materials it uses and the 21% savings in C02 emissions it provides, there is no paint used on the notebook’s chassis surface. On top of that, Acer’s VeroSense software allows you to select a usage mode optimized for energy efficiency and battery life.
You can get an Aspire Vero with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics and with up to 512GB of M.2 SSD storage. A 15.6″ FHD IPS display gives you plenty of room to work, and AI noise suppression will cut the background noise from your video calls.
Other features include Intel Wi-Fi 6, a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.2 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port.
Two Aspire Vero models are available, including the $699.99 Aspire Vero AV15-51-5155, which comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage. It’s available from the Acer Store, Amazon, and New Egg.
If you need a laptop that’s a bit more powerful and comes with more storage, check out the $899.99 Aspire Vero AV15-51-75QQ; it has an Intel Core i7 processor and comes with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. You can get it from the Acer Store, Amazon, New Egg, and Best Buy.