Acer Aspire Vero AV14-51: 14-inch notebook with superb battery life

Acer Aspire Vero AV14-51: 14-inch notebook with superb battery life

Acer Aspire Vero AV14-51 laptop review: Alder Lake power paired with great stamina

Acer tries to go sustainable with the Aspire Vero: the chassis of the 14-inch laptop is partly made of recycled plastic. In addition, the device offers great performance, Thunderbolt 4 support and outstanding battery life.

Acer’s Aspire Vero AV14-51 lineup comprises 14-inch office notebooks in the mid to upper price segment. The review model is expected to retail for roughly €1,000 to €1,100 (US$1,053 to US$1,158). For the Aspire Vero, Acer’s main focus is neither on specs nor performance, but rather on sustainability aspirations: the AV14’s chassis is partially made of recycled plastic, and its box is made from recycled paper.

The review unit provided by Acer is powered by a Core i7-1255U processor (Alder Lake), which packs more than enough punch for office and Internet applications and can also run modest games. The CPU is flanked by 16 GB of RAM (onboard LPDDR4-4266 in dual-channel mode). With a capacity of 1 TB, the PCIe 4.0 SSD provides enough space for most use cases. Otherwise, the SSD can be upgraded for more storage. But there is no way to add other types of storage devices.

The 56Wh battery kept the laptop going for about 16 hours (display brightness approx. 150 cd/m²) in our Wi-Fi test – an immensely impressive result. Battery life dropped to around 13.5 hours when screen brightness was turned up all the way. The laptop can be charged using a USB-C adapter (65 watts). Alternatively, there is also a power port that allows you to connect the Vero AV14 to a proprietary Acer power adapter. This lets you free up the USB-C port (Thunderbolt 4) for other things, such as a docking station or an external GPU.

Head on over to our Acer Aspire Vero AV14-51-72DL review for more information and a whole host of benchmark results.

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