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The Acer ConceptD 9 has been described as a creator’s dream by major laptop reviewers like Dave 2D and more. At the time of the writing of this article, the Acer ConceptD 9 is the most powerful creative laptop on the market with its powerful 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor coupled with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and 2 x 1TB storage. The Pro version of the Acer ConceptD 9 comes with a NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card with 16GB of VRAM. The price for this creative beast starts at $4,800 and can go all the way up to $6,000 depending on your configuration.

 

The Acer ConceptD 9 17.3-inch laptop is obviously a very powerful beast, but the question is whether or not it is the best laptop for creators.

First, as a creator, the major problems with buying a regular powerful gaming laptop for your work has always been that those laptops were majorly calibrated and designed to perform exceptionally well at gaming. Unfortunately, the disparity between the requirements of creators and gamers have grown larger over the years.

 

While gamers require processors that are extremely fast on a single core basis and a graphics card that can handle complex gaming environment as quickly as possible, creators require something else.

Creators require laptops with multiple processors that can handle heavy workloads for an extended period and graphics cards with high video memory for storing large graphics scenes in real-time.

It, therefore, makes sense that many laptop companies like Acer, Dell and Asus are beginning to design laptops that are curated specifically for creators. The Acer ConceptD 9 and the ConceptD 9 pro are two such laptops.

 

Appealing Features of the ConceptD 9

 

The Acer ConceptD 9 was built specifically to create art. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the most appealing feature of this laptop is the hinge design. The ground-breaking Ezel Aero Hinge makes the ConceptD 9 a very unique device that offers flexibility to the already powerful functionality that it offers.

The CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinges allow the screen to be used in four unique modes depending on the situation. The four modes include the Notebook mode, where it works like a regular laptop, the Ezel mode that allows the screen float while tilted towards the user ready for pen use, Display mode for presentations and the Stand mode for more evolved pen use.

 

Of course, to talk about creative workflow, we need to talk about performance. The ConceptD 9 is a very appropriate laptop for 3D design with its 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080. As a creator, you can easily render large 3D models with ease, as well as edit and export up to 6k videos. With the use of RTX technology, you can be sure that you would be doing real-time ray tracing with platforms like Unreal Engine and more with ease.

 

Display

 

One very important difference between a laptop made for gaming and one made specifically for creators is the screen. Gaming laptops would come with screens that focus more on high refresh rates than on color accuracy. A laptop for creators, on the other hand, needs a screen with the highest color accuracy possible.

This is why the Acer ConceptD 9 comes with a 17.3-inch IPS panel touchscreen with 4k (3,840 x 2160) UHD resolution. The screen is calibrated for 100% Adobe RGB colors, which are brighter and more accurate due to the extending color range of the cyan-green used by Adobe.

 

The calibration of the display ensures that it achieves a super-low Delta E average of less than 1 to produce a color accuracy that is true-to-life.

It would be hard to talk about why the ConceptD 9 is so awesome without talking about the Wacom EMR pen. Wacom is known as the best manufacturer of pen and tablets for artists, so it makes sense that Acer would opt for a Wacom pen to accompany the ConceptD 9. The pen can be magnetically attached to the laptop and allows up to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

 

Final Verdict

 

For many creators out there, the major drawback to getting the Acer ConceptD 9 would be its very steep price of up to $6000. However, if the price is not a limiting factor for you, then the Acer ConceptD 9 is the best laptop a creator can have. If you need extra cash you can trade your laptop with us online and use it towards the new one.