Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Green Power
The Acer Aspire Vero 2022 doubles down on the Taiwanese giant's promise of making an eco-conscious impact in the world of technology, with notable improvements here and there. Is it worth your money? Let's find out.
2 years warranty with 1-year International Travelers Warranty
RM2,599 (i5 15-inch variant)
RM3,299 (i7 15-inch variant)
+ Well-rounded performance
+ Solid, eco-friendly build
+ Decent array of ports
+ Comfortable keyboard
+ Display is adequately bright
+ Light and easy to bring around
- Rather thick
- Colours on the display are rather bland
- Lacks colour accuracy
- No SD card reader
Unboxing the Acer Aspire Vero 2022
Kicking off the Acer Aspire Vero 2022 review with the unboxing, the packaging is just recyclable cardboard boxes as it’s eco-friendly. It’s a bit bland but to be fair, it’s what is inside that matters. Inside the box, you can find the following items:
- International Travelers Warranty
- Warranty booklet
- Setup Guide
- 65W USB-C charger
- The Acer Aspire Vero 2022 laptop itself
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1255U @ 1.7GHz (up to 4.7 GHz Boost), 12M, 10C/12T, Intel 7 (10nm), 15W TDP|
|RAM||16GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz|
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe|
|Storage||1TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 Performance SSD (WD PC SN810)|
|Software||Microsoft Windows 11 Home|
Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6E AX211
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (supports power-off charging)
1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x 3.5mm combo audio jack
|Display||14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz IPS Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD display (16:9), 300 nits|
|Audio||Acer Purified Voice
|Power||65W power adapter (USB-C)
50 WHr 3-cell Li-ion battery
|Dimensions||328.67 x 223.57 x 17.9 mm|
Starting off our benchmark suite with CrystalDiskMark, the storage device in the Acer Aspire Vero 2022 is on the slower side for NVMe SSDs, but it’s not slow by any means. It should be more than enough for most people, especially given the large 1TB capacity.
Moving on to Cinebench R20, the Intel Core i7-1255U powering the Acer Aspire Vero 2022 shows some great numbers in single core performance, though multi-core performance isn’t really anything to be impressed about. That shouldn’t be a surprise given that it’s more optimized for efficiency rather than performance.
Then on Unigine SuperPosition’s 4K Optimized benchmark, the Acer Aspire Vero 2022 didn’t fare well but this shouldn’t be a surprise given that it lacks a discrete GPU. It did manage to surpass the 1,000 mark at least, which seems to be norm compared to the ultraportables of previous years.
A similar pattern can be seen on 3DMark Time Spy, showing a lack of prowess in the graphical department for the Acer Aspire Vero 2022. As you can see, there is a notable difference in score with just an RTX 3050 Ti.
Normally, we would include the PCMark here but for some odd reason, all of the tests in the software refused to run despite redownloads and reinstalls, even after reinstalling Windows. As such, we will be omitting it for this review.
The Acer Aspire Vero 2022 has an eco-friendly construction as it’s made up of PCR plastic. While it sounds like the build quality could be questionable, the laptop is actually constructed well with a relatively solid build quality. Sure, you have more solidly built laptops with metal chassis out there but this is pretty good for what it is with minimal flexing.
It also has a decent array of ports with two USB-A ports, a Thunderbolt 4 port which doubles as a charging port, an HDMI port, and a combo audio jack. Furthermore, you get a fingerprint reader on the trackpad, which is always a nice thing to have for convenience. The keyboard is certainly comfortable to use with low travel distance and decent tactile feel, as long as you don’t compare it to a mechanical keyboard.
As for the display, it’s far from the best, which I’ll explain at a later section, but I did notice that it’s brighter than its predecessors. Brightness is certainly adequate now so if you plan on using this outdoors, it should be easier for you to see what’s on the screen.
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While I wouldn’t describe the Acer Aspire Vero 2022 as heavy, it certainly is on the thicker side. For a 14-inch laptop, its thickness of 17.9mm does seem more significant than I expected. With that being said, it’s still very easy to bring around but it might be a bother for those who prefer thinner devices.
Another drawback is the lack of an SD card reader. I’d say the amount of USB ports is enough, though another USB-A port would be great but having an SD card reader would have elevated its status noticeably more. If you don’t often spend time transferring data from a memory card or are willing to carry around a USB card reader, then this wouldn’t be a dealbreaker for you.
Lastly, while I did mention that the display has good brightness, the colours are certainly lacking. It looks more on the blander side and if you put it side by side with any modern day productivity laptop today, you can easily tell the colour accuracy is rather off. If you’re using this purely for office work and web browsing, this wouldn’t be something to worry about.
Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Verdict
The Acer Aspire Vero 2022 shows that recyclable, eco-friendly laptops can actually be good. Sure, it has its drawbacks but it’s certainly capable enough as a daily driver. Do keep in mind that Malaysia will only be getting the 15-inch variant as the 14-inch variant isn’t being brought here. It’s essentially the same, just bigger, with retail prices starting from RM2,599 to RM3,299 for the Intel Core i5 and i7 variants respectively.
At the end of our Acer Aspire Vero 2022 review, I award this laptop with our Silver Pokdeward.
Big thanks to Acer Malaysia for sending us this laptop for the purpose of this review.