While many laptop makers opt for an aluminium build, Acer has embraced plastic on the Aspire Vero 15.
But this isn’t any old plastic – it’s partly recycled, using material from both before and after being used by consumers. Most of the packaging is recycled paper, too, though you can’t repair or upgrade the internals yourself.
However, despite its relatively affordable price, the Aspire Vero 15 doesn’t make any big compromises under the hood. Performance from Intel’s Core i7-1355U (Core i5-1335U models are also available) is impressive, even if the Iris Xe integrated GPU can’t quite stretch to gaming.
The power efficiency of that processor combines with a 56Wh battery to deliver very good battery life, too. In most cases, it means you’ll be able to use the attractive 15.6in Full HD IPS LCD display for a full day and not run out of charge.
However, arguably the 1440p webcam is its most impressive feature, bettering the vast majority of built-in laptop cameras.
You’ll have to put up with some annoying Acer additions to Windows 11, and the Aspire Vero 15 doesn’t feel the most durable, but there’s no doubting its impressive credentials.