In the recent years, leading makers of gaming PCs have been experimenting with unorthodox form-factors in an attempt to maximize performance and improve overall experience. Having learnt from its Predator Triton laptops, Acer applied its expertise to mobile workstations and this week introduced one of the industry’s first convertible notebooks featuring Intel’s Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU.
The Acer ConceptD 900 Pro is a 17.3-inch convertible PC that uses the chassis originally developed for the Predator Triton 900 gaming PC. The chassis features Acer’s CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that can flip, extend, or recline the display in a bid to offer the most optimal position for creativity. The notebook also places its mechanical keyboard to its front side to improve cooling for high-TDP components while retaining a relatively low z-height. Speaking of cooling, it is necessary to note that the PC uses Acer’s 4th Generation cooling system featuring metallic Aeroblade 3D fans.
To comply with requirements of graphics professionals, the ConceptD 900 Pro is equipped with a Pantone Validated 4K Ultra-HD display that can cover 100% of the Adobe RGB color space and is factory calibrated with a Delta E <1 color accuracy. Furthermore, the convertible workstation comes with a Wacom EMR stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity that is magnetically attached to the machine.
When it comes to the insides, the ConceptD 900 Pro packs up to Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 CPU with eight cores, NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSDs operating in RAID mode for ultimate reliability or performance.
Being a 17.3-inch powerhouse, Acer’s ConceptD 900 Pro is certainly not an ultraportable machine. The system weighs around 4.1 kilograms and is around 2.4 cm (0.94 inch) thick. Considering that we are dealing with an extremely capable machine in a unique form-factor, the weight and thickness are quite justified for those who actually need it.
Acer intends to start sales of its flagship ConceptD 9 Pro convertible workstation in EMEA sometimes in November at prices starting at €5,499.