Sustainability is one of the big buzzwords during this year’s COMPUTEX held in Taipei, Taiwan. The tech convention intentionally included this as their one of the six key highlight topics for the 3-day event. Enjoining big companies to do their part in reducing industrial waste and creating policies to achieve a net zero carbon emissions by 2050, COMPUTEX places sustainability as one of the key highlights during this year’s convention including high-performance computing, artificial intelligence application, next-gen connectivity, hyperreality, and innovations & startups.
For their part, Acer in cooperation with TAITRA launched the Earth Mission App during the event, a 21-day sustainable lifestyle App inviting all exhibition participants to establish personal energy-saving and carbon-reducing habits through the program. According to Acer, the more people who download the app during the event, the more trees that will be planted on the Amazon rainforest via One Tree Planted, their non-profit organization of choice.
But that’s not the only thing Acer is doing for the environment.
A Very Vero Exhibition
Acer’s gigantic booth in COMPUTEX comprises of both Predator and Acer conjoining in an almost yin-yang sort of way. The show floor almost flows and one portion bleeds into the other showcasing the brand’s united stand on sustainability and innovation. For half of the booth area, Vero products are showcased along with ocean-themed designs made from recycled/ upcycled materials.
In 2021, Acer launched their Earthion Mission and the first Acer Aspire Vero designed with Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics and still packed with robust internals. 2 years after, the Vero line has expanded to more laptops, screens, apparels, and peripherals, and now connectivity devices.
With anywhere from 30-50% PCRs used to manufacture these, plus almost 100% recyclable packaging, Acer has been reducing their total C02 emissions from 21% to 30%. While the global mandate is for companies to adhere to zero net carbon emissions by 2050, Acer aims to hit this by 2035 according to a keynote address by Jason Chen, Acer Chairman and CEO.
On display at the main hall were refresh model of the Acer Aspire Vero 14, and the newly released Acer Aspire Vero 15. Aside from this they also showcased their All-in-one Acer Veriton Vero and their Mini PC, the Acer Veriton Vero Mini.
Truly embracing the sustainable lifestyle, on display were a slew of Acer Vero peripherals like a keyboard and mouse combo, backpacks, and carrying cases. Personally, would love to bring home the Vero Essentials 15.6” carrying backpack. Looking good while doing your part for the planet? Sign us up!
Lastly, Acer unveiled their first Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router from the Vero line. The Acer Vero W6m Mesh Router has a router chassis that utilizes up to 30% PCR plastic materials.
Ever expanding, the Acer Vero line continuously looks for ways to incorporate more Ocean-bound Plastics or PCR Plastics into their products. And if you’re worried about durability, Acer assures that the units are as durable versus if they do not utilize recycled materials.
With more people becoming eco-conscious, Acer aims to create more products that will not just be sustainable, but delivers fast, powerful performances as well.
For more on Acer’s sustainability program, you can check their official website out.