Why still no Acer's Concept laptops?

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  1. hajime macrumors 603

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    Hi, they were supposed to be available in April but I still cannot find these passive cooling laptops. Anybody knows what is going on?
     
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    UPDATE:

    They’re in Acer’s US store. I found one D5 and two D7 models.

    Concept D5


    Concept D7

    The D9 and desktops aren’t out yet.

    Considering my Asus Vivobook had speaker:oops::rolleyes::oops: issues and I did not like the keyboard, it went back. I might consider the D5. My only quibble, the white casing looks really bad.

    Laptop keyboard question: is it me or are several OEMs moving the shift key into weird spots due to the home arrow keys?
     
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    It's not just you. Lenovo did some funky stuff with their 15.6" IdeaPad laptop's keyboard. the up-arrow key is where the right shift key is. I guess if this was my daily driver I'd adjust, but it's my "Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro" system that I use on occasion, and that makes it rough.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

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    Just contacted Acer in Canada. They have no idea when Concept D5 and D7 will be out in Canada. They said that there is no information at all.
     
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    Thank you very much.

    Been noticing this a lot, the Razer (that was the main reason why I returned it), on a couple of Asus RoG and Vivobook, and Lenovo Yoga laptops.

    Typing and display have to be right for me out of the box. I couldn’t adjust, but I have hope I can find something that will work for me.
     
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    The links to the Concept D models changed in Acer’s US store. Here are the revised links.

    Concept D5


    Concept D7

    I’d like to see these in person too.
     
  8. kazmac, Aug 17, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    I am reading through Acer’s manuals for the D5 and D7 and am very impressed by the help and support included. Very easy to understand.

    As a Windows noob (and as someone who is used to the simplicity of macOS), this is critical for me. This makes the under the hood aspects of Windows a bit less daunting.

    I may order one of these Concept D laptops from Acer whenever Amazon refunds my money from the Vivobook.

    It’s ironic that I hated my 2017 Acer due to the dim screen and upgrade hourglasses -and yet- they may have what I need in the Concept D line. Acer is also eventually releasing Concept D desktops and monitor(s).

    Reading these manuals, I am open-minded enough to try another Windows system, as I understand some issues are my simply not knowing Windows.

    Update: If I were to try these, it would definitely be a D7. The D5 is a quad core model and pricey for a quad core too*, yes it has an RTX 2060, but also a smaller battery.

    *I can say the same for their dual core Swift 7. Quite Expensive.
     

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