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Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review

The Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro with two hinges could have been a mere gimmick. Instead, it is very well thought out and cleverly executed. The dual hinge offers a whole new set of ergonomic options that digital artists will love.

Designed for creatives, the ConceptD 7 Ezel has something for everyone. For customers who place a high value on design, you can purchase a sleek, convertible system that combines form and function. The Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia RTX graphics are reliable powerhouses. The notebook even includes a stylus and some basic security features, and it offers good battery life despite its powerful specs.

The 4K display shows clear detail, but it’s not as vibrant as you’d expect from a laptop aimed at video professionals, so there are some gaps in the facade. Add to that the best gaming speakers. However, the ConceptD 7 Ezel is a powerful content production tool that should not be ignored. We are here with our Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review you can read now.

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review: Design

You’ve got to give it to Acer; the company has never been reluctant to experiment with its designs. I wanted to thank Acer for providing such a high-quality frost white aluminum chassis. It feels fantastic and is nice to the touch. But returning to the lid, you can see the ConceptD logo printed in silver at the top. The lid’s anodized aluminum hinge, which divides the lid and forms a small shelf, matches it exactly in color. It would be nice if the huge white plastic hinges joining the lid to the deck were even remotely as attractive.

But in the larger scheme of things, it’s a small gripe. More of the cold white alloy is visible when the lid is opened, however it is slightly more textured. A huge vent is located above the Chiclet-style keyboard, and a glossy white touchpad is located just below it. With dimensions of 14.1 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches and a weight of 5.5 pounds, the ConceptD 7 Ezel is on the heavier end of the spectrum.

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review: Features

Compared to emission-based color scales such as Adobe RGB and DCI-P3, Pantone is a validation method that uses a naturally smaller color space and is based on a reflective representation of color. In fact, it requires less power than sRGB. It is therefore more suitable for workflows that involve printing, rather than digital content creation such as video editing software and photos. However, Acer also claims that Adobe RGB is fully covered, which gives this portable device some respectable content creation capabilities.

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review: Display

The Ezel’s 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160-pixel touchscreen makes it a pleasure to do anything on it, whether it’s watching movies, creating a masterpiece in sketch form, or playing video games. The panel produced vivid color and fine detail. If Not Now, Whentrailer ?’s was a cavalcade of color when I viewed it. The sky blue walls in the first scenario emphasized the persimmon draperies and marigold throw cushion. It was easy to distinguish the various knit patterns on the pillows as well as the fine hairs in one of the protagonist’s bangs because of the clear details.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The keyboard on the ConceptD 7 Ezel is a fairly typical island keyboard with evenly spaced but somewhat undersized keys. The mechanism is almost precise enough, but there is a small amount of looseness that reduces accuracy slightly. we generally enjoyed typing on this keyboard well enough, and the travel is enough. Although it falls short of HP’s Spectre keyboard and Apple’s Magic Keyboard, it still performs better than most.

However, We don’t like the on-off amber backlighting because in my opinion the color makes it more difficult to read. Due to a sizable vent above the keyboard that squashes everything down, the touchpad is on the tiny side. It is a Microsoft Precision touchpad, and it is accurate with effective multitouch movements. Although Acer added padding to make the button clicks quiet and comfortable, we do wish it were bigger.

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review: Ezel Pen

The housing for a Wacom EMR (electromagnetic resonance) pen is deftly concealed along the right side of the display chin. You’ll undoubtedly need an average-length fingernail to unsheathe the writing implement because the housing isn’t spring-loaded. Frost white in color, the pen is incredibly lightweight and cozy to grasp. And even though we’m not much of an artist, the pen’s 4,096 pressure sensitivity levels allowed me to draw lines of different densities to my crude floral sketch.

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review: Audio

Although the Ezel shines in many areas, the audio may be improved. Even with the DTS: X Ultra software, the bottom-mounted, side-firing speakers couldn’t quite cover my modest living room with sound. we discovered that out of the eight presets, Music provided the best overall performance while Strategy provided the loudness boost We needed.

Other than loudness variations, none of the presets struggled with Raheem DeVaughn’s sensual late-night hit, “Mr. Midnight.” As always, the singer’s falsetto was fascinating and crystal clear. Although the percussion and keyboard were looking forward, their low-end section lacked depth.

Gaming and Graphics

The first two benchmarks in this section assess a PC’s capacity for gaming performance. We perform the DirectX 11-based Sky Divert and Fire Strike subtests of UL’s 3DMark, both of which can be played on integrated graphics and are more demanding for high-end gaming PCs. Superposition by Unigine Corp. is a different gaming simulation that creates a complex 3D scene using a different rendering engine.

One of the most potent mobile GPUs currently on the market, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU with 8GB of VRAM, is installed in the Ezel. The Ezel can handle even your most taxing AAA games, despite not necessarily being a gaming laptop.

The Ezel outperformed the Zephyrus (90 fps), which also has an RTX 2080 Super GPU, and the workstation average 73 fps when we ran the Sid Meyer’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm benchmark on high at 1080p. The Ezel’s frame rate decreased to 79 fps when the resolution was changed to 4K, but it was still higher than the Zephyrus’ 74 fps and the 63 fps category average.

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review: Performance

It multitasks, morphs, and sketches. The ConceptD 7 Ezel is a powerful workhorse with to its 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7-10875H processor, 32GB of RAM, and dual 1TB M.2 PCIe SSDs. The notebook handled streaming the most recent version of WandaVision while running 52 extra open Google Chrome tabs without a problem.

Additionally, the hybrid performed well on our simulated tests, such as the Geekbench 5.0 general performance test. The laptop outperformed the Blade (Core i7-9750H CPU), which only managed 5,104, and the workstation average of 7,409 with a score of 7,984. At 8,078 points, the Zephyrus Duo with its Core i9-10980H CPU won.

Battery Life

The Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel boasts a long battery life despite its powerful specifications. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous web browsing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, the laptop lasted 7 hours. Only 19 minutes separate that time from the 7:19 workstation average. With the secondary screen off, the Zephyrus clocked in at 6:12, and at 5:01 with both panels on. The Blade reported a 6:02 time.

Price

Let’s be clear about one thing this laptop isn’t cheap. However, computers in the creator class are rarely inexpensive. Having said that, the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel’s base model, which retails for $2,499, includes a 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-10750H processor with 16GB of RAM, a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, Intel UHD Graphics, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM, and a touch screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Final Words

There aren’t many truly practical alternatives to the popular clamshell laptop form factor. However, the dual-hinge design of the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro is more than just a novelty. It’s brilliantly made, opens up a whole universe of viewing and input possibilities, and makes you wonder if it should be the standard for the majority of laptops used as desktop replacements.

Amy Hinckley
Amy Hinckley
The Dell Inspiron 15 that her father purchased from QVC sparked the beginning of her interest in technology. At Bollyinside, Amy Hinckley is in charge of content editing. Emma's interests outside of working include going for bike rides, playing video games, and watching football when she's not at her laptop.

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There aren't many truly practical alternatives to the popular clamshell laptop form factor. However, the dual hinge design of the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro is more than just a novelty.Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review