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Acer’s ConceptD range is aimed at professionals such as architects and engineers who utilise professional draughting software, 3D animators, and professional video editors using Adobe Premiere Pro.

The ConceptD 7 Pro is built to let these creators employ even the most demanding of tasks and workflows on the go. It boasts a stunning PANTONE Validated 4K UHD display along with capable hardware beneath its stylish white bonnet including a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 MaxQ graphics card. That combination has ensured that we obtained some of the best benchmark scores for any review laptop we’ve ever tested. Adding to the fast and fluid experience on Windows 10 Pro is a whopping 32 GB of RAM and a 2 TB SSD.

Unlike similarly powerful gaming hardware, the high performance offered by this notebook PC doesn’t need to mean a hot-running machine or loud, annoying fans, since there are three strategically placed high-efficiency fans and our latest thermal cooling technology that work together to generate a unique aerodynamic ‘Vortex Flow,’ reducing noise levels to less than 40dBA and ensuring all the components inside the device stay cool even when under heavy load.

Besides being PANTONE Validated, the display has also been tuned to cover 100% of the Adobe RGB colour spectrum, as well as having been tested and calibrated to achieve a low Delta E average of <2 to reproduce true-to-life colour accuracy. Unfortunately, the beautiful visuals are not accompanied by the best sound we’ve ever heard on a notebook PC, in terms of both volume and quality at the highest volumes.

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The laptop’s striking pristine white finish boasts integrated Micro-Arc Oxidation (MAO) technology, which is a stain-resistant coating that protects the laptop from yellowing, and marking by materials such as dirt, markers, and coffee. Besides being more stain-resistant than you’re dad’s white Fortuner, the premium and lightweight all-metal chassis (magnesium-aluminum) weighs in at a modest 2.1 kg while measuring 17.9 mm thin.

In terms of ports, you are well catered to with HDMI, Mini DP 1.4, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2, and a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port with file transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps – allowing you to quickly move even the largest of files or work between multiple devices and displays. Another positive is the comfortable typing experience on offer, nice and bright amber keyboard backlighting, as well as the responsiveness and accuracy of the gorilla-glass touchpad.

The powerful ConceptD 7 Pro boasts a similarly powerful price tag with one configured with half the RAM (16 GB DDR4) and storage space (1 TB SSD) of our test unit going for 68 999 of your hard-earned Rands. Ultimately, the Acer ConceptD 7 Pro is an expensive purchase, that will ONLY be worth it for true professionals, who will use it power on tap and design-focused display to the best of their abilities.