In the recent years, leading makers of gaming PCs have been experimenting with unorthodox form-factors in an attempt to maximize performance and improve overall experience. Having learnt from its Predator Triton laptops, Acer applied its expertise to mobile workstations and this week introduced one of the industry’s first convertible notebooks featuring Intel’s Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU.

The Acer ConceptD 900 Pro is a 17.3-inch convertible PC that uses the chassis originally developed for the Predator Triton 900 gaming PC. The chassis features Acer’s CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge that can flip, extend, or recline the display in a bid to offer the most optimal position for creativity. The notebook also places its mechanical keyboard to its front side to improve cooling for high-TDP components while retaining a relatively low z-height. Speaking of cooling, it is necessary to note that the PC uses Acer’s 4th Generation cooling system featuring metallic Aeroblade 3D fans.

To comply with requirements of graphics professionals, the ConceptD 900 Pro is equipped with a Pantone Validated 4K Ultra-HD display that can cover 100% of the Adobe RGB color space and is factory calibrated with a Delta E <1 color accuracy. Furthermore, the convertible workstation comes with a Wacom EMR stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity that is magnetically attached to the machine.

When it comes to the insides, the ConceptD 900 Pro packs up to Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 CPU with eight cores, NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSDs operating in RAID mode for ultimate reliability or performance.

Being a 17.3-inch powerhouse, Acer’s ConceptD 900 Pro is certainly not an ultraportable machine. The system weighs around 4.1 kilograms and is around 2.4 cm (0.94 inch) thick. Considering that we are dealing with an extremely capable machine in a unique form-factor, the weight and thickness are quite justified for those who actually need it.

Acer intends to start sales of its flagship ConceptD 9 Pro convertible workstation in EMEA sometimes in November at prices starting at €5,499.

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  • lazarpandar - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    who actually buys this stuff
  • Smell This - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    I was actually going to buy one but I need 8,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
  • Santoval - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    You rather mean 8,192 :)
  • GreenReaper - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    Digital artists with cash to burn? Which is... not many of them, that I know. But some.
  • Quickbooks3 - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - link

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  • Santoval - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    Wow, it *starts* from 5,500 €. The professional graphics card alone suggests this is targeted at high end photographers and DPs (directors of photography), movie editors, special effects artists and developers, top end game artists and developers etc
    Would it make sense to use this along with the more powerful stationary workstation they have at the studio? It's not powerful enough to replace it but it is also too expensive to be used just as a "take some work home or work on along the way" laptop..
  • damianrobertjones - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    " unorthodox form-factors"

    This is an old format. Dell has previous made a couple of machines just like this one. The Dell XP 12 convertible and Inspiron Duo.

    Why can't article writers recall history of their chosen field?
  • s.yu - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    Yeah, a couple, those also do not maximize performance and don't count on being able to draw on one. Functionally they're totally different.
  • DanNeely - Sunday, September 8, 2019 - link

    They did. Unorthodox means "not standard/normal/conventional"; the fact that dell's done a screen rotating in the center of a frame convertible and that there've been a handful of other keyboard forward and touchpad to the side laptops before doesn't make any of those orthodox features. An orthodox design is a hinge at the edge and a keyboard above the touchpad.

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