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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Green Power
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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Green Power

by November 9, 2022
Overview
Highlights

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.

Warranty

2 years warranty with 1-year International Travelers Warranty

Price

RM2,599 (i5 15-inch variant)
RM3,299 (i7 15-inch variant)

Positives

+ Well-rounded performance
+ Solid, eco-friendly build
+ Decent array of ports
+ Comfortable keyboard
+ Display is adequately bright
+ Light and easy to bring around

Negatives

- Rather thick
- Colours on the display are rather bland
- Lacks colour accuracy
- No SD card reader

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Pokde Rating
Appearance
8.0
Efficiency
7.0
Features
7.5
Materials
8.0
Performance
7.5
Portability
7.5
User Experience
7.0
Value
8.0
Bottom Line

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.

7.6
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Unboxing the Acer Aspire Vero 2022

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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Box

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:

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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Box content

  • International Travelers Warranty
  • Warranty booklet
  • Setup Guide
  • 65W USB-C charger
  • The Acer Aspire Vero 2022 laptop itself

Specifications

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
Connectivity Wireless
Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6E AX211
Bluetooth 5.2
Wired
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
Acer TrueHarmony
Cortana compatible
Power 65W power adapter (USB-C)
50 WHr 3-cell Li-ion battery
Dimensions 328.67 x 223.57 x 17.9 mm
Weight 1.5 kg

Performance

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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – CrystalDiskMark

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.

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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Cinebench R20

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.

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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Unigine SuperPosition

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.

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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – 3DMark Time Spy

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 Good

Acer Aspire Vero 2022: How Sustainable Laptops Have Come a Long Way

Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Lid

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.

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Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Ports

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.

Looking for a more standard productivity laptop? Check out our Acer Swift 5 2022 review by clicking right here.

The Bad

Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review - Ports

Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Rather thick

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.

Acer Aspire Vero 2022: How Sustainable Laptops Have Come a Long Way

Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review – Display

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

Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review - Ports

Acer Aspire Vero 2022 Review –

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.

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Big thanks to Acer Malaysia for sending us this laptop for the purpose of this review.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)