Acer ConceptD 9 hands-on review
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Acer’s ConceptD collection is aimed firmly at creators – the sort of people who claim to have legitimate need for a stylus – and comprises desktops, laptops, monitors and even a Windows Mixed Reality headset.
The kit comes courtesy of a collaboration with iF Design, so as well as promising powerful performance it aims to impress in the style stakes too. So can its range topping “creator laptop”, the ConceptD 9, tick all the boxes (with or without a stylus)?
An adaptable 17.3in 4K display, a new 9th Gen Intel Core i9 mobile processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics mean the ConceptD 9 should be a creative force to be reckoned with, but then there is the small matter of that price tag.
Design: It all hinges on this
Display: Pantone pro
Performance: Specs appeal
Our limited time with the ConceptD 9 didn’t allow us to throw any sort of serious tasks its way, but for a five grand machine you do get seriously high-end innards, although that’s just the starting price.
Spec it with a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 mobile processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Acer say it’ll be hugely capable for 3D rendering applications and will supercharge AI too. Editors, you’ll also be able to work natively with 8K RAW files without dropping video frames.
In terms of a real-world test you’ll be relieved to know it found the Stuff.tv homepage easily enough and web browsing felt as smooth as you would expect.