Acer Announces ConceptD, a Full Product Portfolio Designed for Creators

ConceptD, Acer's new brand of desktops, notebooks, monitors, and Windows Mixed Reality headset marks a new chapter for creativity

NEW YORK, April 11, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — Acer today launched ConceptD, a new brand of high-end Windows 10 desktops, notebooks, and monitors that are optimized for graphic designers, filmmakers, engineers, architects, developers and other creators. ConceptD enables designers to get immersed in the creative process and build remarkable things.

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"The ConceptD product portfolio was conceived to give creators the tools to focus on the creative process and make beautiful things," said Jerry Kao, Co-COO, Acer Inc. "As the foundation of a full line of creator products, we've designed PCs with high-performance processors and graphics that can handle extreme workloads, and put them inside quiet, minimalist designs to inspire creators to unleash their creativity."

"Intel continues to champion the needs of creators in their PCs by delivering the premium performance and platform technologies needed to speed workflows and enable their best," said Chris Walker, Vice President and General Manager, Client Computing Group, Intel.  "Across notebook and desktop form factors, and capability from 9th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 along with Intel Xeon processors, ConceptD from Acer is a prime example of combining design, features and peripherals to deliver PCs to meet the highest demands for content creation at all levels."

ConceptD Timeless Design as a Blank Canvas

ConceptD high-end desktops and notebooks come in a gorgeous, timeless design, featuring pure-white or matte-black finishes, with amber-colored keyboard backlighting, and a clean and thought-out design aesthetic that lets creative professions focus on the design process.

ConceptD High-end Desktops with NVIDIA Graphics for the Enterprise Studio

The ConceptD 900 and 500 high-end desktops feature a range of NVIDIA GPUs up to the Quadro RTX 6000, enabling high-end visual effects rendering, complex 3D modeling, simulations, as well as AI and deep learning development. The high core count brings load times down and multitasking to the extreme while achieving enterprise-class reliability, stability, and security. NVIDIA's latest Creator Ready Drivers bring enhanced app support and performance for studio applications such as Autodesk® Arnold, Unreal Engine and REDCINE-X PRO®, accelerating creator workflows for video editors, graphics designers, animators and 3D artists, photographers and broadcasters alike.

"With our new Creator Ready Drivers, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX series GPUs will help creators accelerate their workflows on Acer's ConceptD PCs," said Sandeep Gupte, Director of Professional Visualization marketing at NVIDIA Corp. "Combined with the reliability of the Quadro GPU platform, Acer's creator-optimized PCs will help creators focus on letting their creativity flow."

ConceptD 900 -- A Creator's Dream Machine

The ConceptD 900 is a high-performance desktop for professionals running multiple complex and demanding applications. Featuring dual Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processors with up to 40 cores, and 80 threads, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU, and 12 memory slots for a total of up to 192GB[1] of ECC memory, it's perfect for filmmakers, animators, product designers, and architects to get lost in the creative process without worrying about long render times. The ConceptD 900 is also ideal for AI and deep learning developers that need outstanding computing and graphics power. Creative professionals can work with more flexibility with up to two onboard M.2 PCIe slots, plus the efficient chassis design holds up to five storage bays with RAID 0/1-capable drives. Users can expand with extra onboard three PCIe x8 and four PCIe x16 slots.

The ConceptD 900 stays cool while running compute-intensive applications such as rendering and video production through a thermal design that uses six cooling fans to draw air in through the triangular patterned front air panel, circulating it throughout the chassis. The ConceptD 900 features a wiry matte-black metal chassis with an amber LED accent on the power button for a sleek professional look appreciated by minimalists.

ConceptD 500 -- Performance Desktop for Designers

The ConceptD 500 is a powerful desktop for filmmakers, animators, product designers, and creators who want to bring their work to the professional level. It features up to 9th Gen Intel® Core processors and GPUs including up to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 GPUs[1] to make workloads and multi-media creation smoother and faster on complex projects so users can focus on the creative process.

Powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel® Core i9-9900K processor with 8 cores, 16 threads and reaching up to 5GHz, creator tools and projects run faster, smoother, and more stably on the ConceptD 500. Its multiple CPU cores achieve high single-core speed while staying cool with low heat output and low power consumption. With GPUs including up to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 GPUs1, it supports four 5K displays (5120x2880 @ 60Hz) with HDR color, making visual effects, motion graphics, and animation rendering a breeze.

The ConceptD 500 is an expandable desktop designed to grow with users to meet ever-changing workload requirements. With four DIMM slots for up to 64GB 2666 MHz DDR4 memory, it has more bandwidth and capacity for fast performance when working on complex design tasks. The onboard PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD allows for large models and complex 3D rendering in real time.

Optimal thermal ventilation through three cooling fans draw air in through the triangular front air panel, circulating it throughout the ConceptD 500's chassis. And yet, at a noise level of 40dB, it is still silent enough to be unobtrusive.

The ConceptD 500's tower features a white finish and smooth curves for a minimalist-inspired design. The compact tower fits in almost any working space, and the top-side features a woodgrain-inspired pattern. Customers can fast-charge modern Qi-compatible devices wirelessly, and the headset cradle uses a thoughtful push pop-out design that gives the freedom to use and tuck it away when not in use.

ConceptD Series Silenced Notebooks for Inspiring Creativity

ConceptD 9, 7, and 5 creator notebooks feature the ConceptD timeless design, and 4K UHD IPS[2] PANTONE® Validated displays. Covering 100 percent of the Adobe® RGB color gamut, creators can be sure that their colors are as accurate as possible. With a wide color gamut, displays achieve an impressive color accuracy of as low as Delta E <1. These creator notebooks stay quiet with Acer's 4th gen AeroBlade 3D Fan with a noise reduction mechanism that emits less than 40 db of noise -- equivalent to the sound level of a library -- while maintaining high computing and graphics performance. 

ConceptD 9 - For Demanding High-end 3D Creations.

The ConceptD 9 is a creator notebook in an innovative form factor. Featuring Acer's CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge, the 17.3-inch Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) display flips, extends, or reclines, for multiple usage modes. The display is PANTONE Validated and covers 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut with unparalleled Delta E <1 color accuracy. Users can unleash creativity on any one of the usage modes, including display, Ezel, notebook, and stand modes, for sharing, gaming, working, and drawing. It features a Wacom® EMR stylus that magnetically attaches to the ConceptD 9, to create an authentic writing and sketching experience. The stylus delivers unsurpassed usability and fast, accurate control with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, so creators can design from scratch, take notes, or highlight key areas during concept discussions.

Featuring up to an all new 9th Gen Intel Core i9 mobile processor, the ConceptD 9 has the power and performance to smoothly run multiple creator tools simultaneously. With NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, users can accelerate real time video editing or 3D rendering applications, leaving more time to create. It also delivers accelerated ray tracing so renderers can review lifelike graphics as they are created. The GeForce RTX GPU lets users save time and focus on creativity by accelerating AI features to boost quality and handle tedious time-consuming tasks. Creators can work natively with up to 8K RAW files on the video timeline without dropping frames, pre-caching, or generating proxies. RTX graphics also bring fluid interactivity with large 3D models from the 50 percent performance improvement in raster performance over previous-generation GPUs.

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