“Let creators be creators,” says Acer. And the PC maker is right. Creators got to create. No matter when and where. Not necessarily stuck in a four-walled room on a desktop PC. Announced at IFA 2019 in Berlin, ConceptD—a dedicated product line targeted at creative pros and the like—is now here in Malaysia.
Whether you’re a graphic designer, video editor, YouTuber, 3D animator, or data science engineer, ConceptD will likely appeal to you.
ConceptD in a nutshell is an entirely new series of hardware covering powerful notebooks, monitors and desktop PCs. Acer is giving creators what matters most—unmatched performance, pro-level colour accuracy and reproduction; packaged in aesthetically-pleasing, practical form factors.
The new range is guided by four key principles: Precision, Performance, Silence, and Design.
ConceptD 3 Pro
First up is the ConceptD 3 Pro notebook, packing the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU power with the NVIDIA Quadro T1000 graphics (4GB) paired to 16GB of DDR4 memory and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (RAID0).
The power-packed notebook features a 15.6-inch FHD matte display with an ultra low Delta E<2. The display is Pantone validated and also boasts 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut. Despite the massive performance underneath, the device runs cool and silent—under 40db even under load. The notebook returns up to 10 hours of battery life.
Pricing starts from MYR5,999.
ConceptD 5 Pro
Taking a step up is the ConceptD 5 Pro, sporting a 15.6-inch UHD 4K IPSD display that’s Pantone validated and supports 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut. It features an ultra low Delta E<2.
Under the hood is up to the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU with 16GB base RAM and NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (4GB) up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX3000 graphics. Packed with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (RAID0), there’s also a hard drive kit available. Running Windows 10 Pro, the notebook runs cool and silent with under 40dB of fan noise.
Pricing starts from MYR7,999.
ConceptD 7 Pro
Up next is the ConceptD Pro, lineup with the powerful 9th Gen Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA Quadro RTX3000 (16GB) or RTX5000 (8GB) graphics. The notebook also offers a 15.6-inch UHD IPS 4K Pantone validated display with 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut and an ultra low Delta E<2.
It comes built-in with 16GB of DDR4 memory and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (RAID0). Despite the power it packs under the hood, the notebook is just 17.9mm thin and weighs a scant 2.1kg.
Pricing starts from MYR8,699.
ConceptD 9 Pro
No, this isn’t the Predator Triton 900. Although it very well could be. Inspired by the Predator, the ConceptD 9 Pro sports similar aesthetics including the Ezel Aero Hinges that enables the display to be tilted and swivelled at your preferred angle. Speaking of which, the display is a 17.3-inch UHD 4K touch display with an impressive Delta E score of below 1; is Pantone validated and covers 100% Adobe RGB gamut.
It packs the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU paired with 32GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD (RAID0). The NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 GPU boasts a massive 16GB of VRAM that powers real-time ray tracing and AI-accelerated workflows. Perfect for compute and graphics intensive software from the likes of Adobe, Unity, Autodesk, Unreal, and more. It also comes with a Wacom Active Touch Stylus.
Pricing starts from MYR18,999.
Hardware is never complete with software. Acer has come up with ConceptD Palette, a suite of in built tools to manage different aspects of the ConceptD device. You can switch the colour profile of the device, monitor system performance (CPU, GPU, memory) and also applications.
For creatives who prefer to be desktop-bound, there’s the uniquely-designed ConceptD 500. Under the polycarbonate and wood exterior is up to the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM (up to 64GB). It comes with a 256GB m.2 PCIe SSD and 1TB 7200rpm HDD storage. In the graphics department, it offers an NVIDIA Quadro P2000 with 5GB of GDDR5. What’s interesting is on the front triangular front air panel, there’s a retractable headset holder.
Pricing starts at MYR7,999.
ConceptD CP7 and CP3 displays
To complement the new compute gear is a new range of pro-level displays including the ConceptD CP3 and CP7. Designed to please, the ConceptD monitors feature a smart light sensor to adapt to different lighting conditions, a light shielding hood to reduce glare, and an Ergostand. The monitors offers UHD 4K resolution (3840×2160) with up to 144Hz, supporting up to VESA DisplayHDR 1000 and NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate compatible.
They offer unmatched colour accuracy with a Delta<1, Pantone validation, 3D LUT, CAD/CAM mode and 1.07 billion colours. The monitors offer 99 percent AdobeRGB wide colour gamut and 93 percent DCI-P3.
The ConceptD CP3 is priced at MYR3,9999 while the CP7 retails for MYR6,999.