Porsche Design has partnered with Acer to introduce a sleek and minimalist laptop and a set of accessories to go along with it. Called the Porsche Design Acer Book RS, the high-end laptop gets range-topping hardware, MacBook-like unibody construction, carbon fiber bits, and a surprisingly affordable price-tag. Starting with the aesthetics, the stylish notebook has a metal body with hard edges and sharp lines. The top of the lid has a carbon fiber panel covering it almost entirely, which might remind you of top-end supercars and their naked carbon fiber bodywork. The most impressive element of its design is the unique unibody hinge that connects the display to the notebook’s rest. On opening the lid, the hinge automatically raises the laptop by a few degrees giving it a slight slant. This should not only help in offering an optimized typing experience on the laptop but also improve cooling. Also, unlike the Apple MacBook, the Acer notebook has various types of ports, which might not look that great but still is very functional.
As for the Porsche Design Acer Book RS specs, the notebook gets an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an optional Nvidia MX350 GPU. You can also configure the notebook with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor and Intel Iris X Graphics. Both have dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM support, with either 8GB or 16GB onboard LPDDR4X system memory and a choice of either 512GB or 1TB SSD of storage. The notebook is equipped with a 14-inch IPS touchscreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display has a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), 340-nits max brightness, and 100% sRGB color. In addition to the notebook, the partnership has spawned a Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS, which includes a mousepad, a mouse, a carrying pouch, and a notebook sleeve. The wireless Bluetooth mouse has carbon fiber panels on it, while the water-repellent carrying case is made from Ecco Palermo leather. The Porsche Design Acer Book RS laptop has a starting price of $1400 in the US, which increases to $2000 if you choose to get it with the full travel pack. For a beautifully designed laptop with serious hardware on the inside, the price-tag practically makes the Porsche Design-branded notebook a steal.
[Via: The Verge]