Your new laptop might come with some rather sleek lines with the arrival of the Porsche Design Acer Book RS.
Laptops, notebooks, chromebooks, they all look pretty much the same. Sure, when Apple came out with the first Macbooks, they challanged coventions when it came to both specs and design. However, it wasn’t long until that iconic design became a template on which many laptops – Apple and otherwise – were based. Now, in a partnership with Porsche Design, Acer presents a powerful new laptop that’s also very easy on the eyes.
Fusing Porsche Design‘s functional design philosophy and engineering mindset with Acer‘s technological innovations and deep-rooted knowledge in the global computer segment, the new Porsche Design Acer RS is a high-end notebook that combines advanced technologies with purist and minimalist design elements.
Within its compact all-metal diamond-cut CNC-machined chassis is the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU and 16 GB of RAM. Thanks to co-engineering from Intel, you can expect consistent responsiveness on battery, instant wake, real-world battery life, and fast charging – 4 hours of usage with a 30-minute fast charge.
Topping off the chassis is a carbon fiber cover, a distinctive touch derived from decades of motorsports designs that value carbon fiber for its lightweight strength and extreme performance. It also means the notebook only weighs in at 1.2kg.
The two covers are connected by a unibody hinge that slightly elevates the keyboard upon opening the notebook, improving cooling, and creating a more ergonomic typing experience. Backlit keys provide convenient typing, even at night, and the glass precision touchpad provides multi-gesture support for a more intuitive multitasking experience. In addition, there’s a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen that’s covered with a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, and which covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The screen is accentuated by ultra-narrow bezels that allow for an immersive 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The Porsche Design notebook also boasts 17 hours of battery life, dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), a full array of ports (USB-C, Thunderbolt 4 and USB3.2 Gen 2) and smart features, such as more secure fingerprint logins via Windows Hello, while Modern Standby and Wake on Voice further accentuate the user experience.
Of course, like a Porsche, you’ll want some suitable accessories. These include a mousepad, mouse, carrying pouch, and notebook sleeve. The travel pouch is made from ECCO PALERMO XA leather, a durable material that’s as pleasant to the touch as silk sheets on a Sunday morning. Magnetic clasps connect the pouch to a notebook sleeve that has been fashioned from 1680D fabric, is water repellant, and perfect for protecting the notebook from the scratches and wear-and-tear inherent to an on-the-go lifestyle. In the spirit of efficiency, the notebook sleeve’s detachable lid has been designed to double as a mousepad.
The Bluetooth and wireless Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS completes the travel pack. Carbon fiber is used to reinforce the left-mouse button with character, and is also utilized for the mouse’s bottom cover. The strong material ensures the mouse has a long lifespan and also houses a DPI switch that enables users to quickly switch between three preset sensitivity levels.
The new notebook is also reasonably priced at US$1,999, which isn’t bad for a power pack with good looks to boot.
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