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Porsche reveals a sleek Windows 2-in-1 with 13.3-inch QHD+ display

by Mark Tyson on 28 February 2017, 13:31

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Porsche Design has launched a premium aluminium 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10 PC. The Porsche Design BOOK ONE boasts a high resolution 13.3-inch QHD+ IPS touch display, a powerful 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, and 512GB Intel SSD - in a sleek, adaptable and portable package.

This premium 2-in-1 is constructed with a milled aluminium housing which has a matte anodized finish. Interestingly Porsche has designed the BOOK ONE with a display portion that is both detachable and can be rotated 360 degrees. Its hinge is designed and patented by Studio F. A. Porsche and its stainless steel cog wheels inspired by a sports car transmission. Thus this 2-in-1 offers tablet mode, laptop mode, tent mode and presentation mode, if not more.

Both the 3200 x 1800 pixel display and the touchpad can be used as precision, multi-gesture control interfaces. Porsche supplies a matching aluminium finished pen optimised for Windows Ink, that magnetically docks with the 2-in-1. Furthermore the designers have equipped a keyboard with intelligently dimming backlit keys.

Porsche Design BOOK ONE specs

  • High performance: The powerful 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, which clocks in at up to 3.5GHz, is able to maximize its potential thanks to the computer's 16 GB of RAM.
  • Fast data storage: The noiseless Intel®, SSD with a storage capacity of 512 GB, guarantees fast data storage via the PCIe slot.
  • Eye-popping resolution: With a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels, the 13.3-inch QHD+ IPS display is built to impress, whether working, surfing the web, or simply watching the latest movie.
  • Convenient connections: The variety of available ports offered includes two multifunctional USB Type-C ports, two full-size USB 3.0 ports, and USB 3.1 Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 port, which not only powers a variety of USB peripherals with just a single cable. It also guarantees fast, hassle-free data exchange, and allows wired image transmission in accordance with the DisplayPort standard. The 2in1 communicates wirelessly via dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Biometric authentication: A more secure and simplified login procedure is enabled thanks to the 5-MP camera with infrared sensor, which is seamlessly integrated into the front of the housing and allows biometric authentication using Windows Hello facial recognition software.

As you might expect, the above machine doesn't come cheap. Porsche will make its BOOK ONE available in 17 countries starting from April 2017. In the UK it will be priced at £2,395, USA $2,495, and Europe either €2,795 or €2,895 depending upon country.



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Bet it comes with W10 Home rather than Pro or Enterprise, is warm enough to fry eggs and loud enough when hot to scare your pets. But, you know, it's a Windows laptop that looks like a Macbook. Nice.
Why would it be that Ozaron, it's only a 15W tdp CPU.
Looks nice didn't know Porsche made computers, it's definitely looks a no expense spared kind of machine for being thin, light and having a high powered CPU.

Ozaron
Bet it comes with W10 Home rather than Pro or Enterprise, is warm enough to fry eggs and loud enough when hot to scare your pets. But, you know, it's a Windows laptop that looks like a Macbook. Nice.

Win10 Pro/enterprise are irrelevant to anyone not in an enterprise environment with corporate overlords. It's a weird holdover from the past that people still think the business versions of Windows are somehow better, MS deliberately tackled that and unless your running an active directory server at home you have no need for those OS.
TheAnimus
Why would it be that Ozaron, it's only a 15W tdp CPU.

You're right, expected it to be at least a HQ grade CPU bearing in mind this machine supposedly costs £2400. Don't really know how to feel about this.

Kato-2
Looks nice didn't know Porsche made computers, it's definitely looks a no expense spared kind of machine for being thin, light and having a high powered CPU.

Ozaron
Bet it comes with W10 Home rather than Pro or Enterprise, is warm enough to fry eggs and loud enough when hot to scare your pets. But, you know, it's a Windows laptop that looks like a Macbook. Nice.

Win10 Pro/enterprise are irrelevant to anyone not in an enterprise environment with corporate overlords. It's a weird holdover from the past that people still think the business versions of Windows are somehow better, MS deliberately tackled that and unless your running an active directory server at home you have no need for those OS.

I don't agree at all. Perhaps in previous versions of Windows I'd have agreed with this, but not with 10. Just because 10 is such a locked down nailed-to-the-ground type of OS where everything Microsoft wants you to have, you get. For example at home, my internet is disgustingly bad. When I first booted Windows, the first thing it did was consume 100% of household broadband in its search for updates, that I could not pause, cancel or stop. Nothing for anybody until it's done. Who would want this? And guess which version of W10 has utilities for unrestricting update controls? I'm not going to venture to the topics of other things such as telemetry that you can only disable or lower in Pro / Enterprise versions.

For a machine that I'm spending £2400 on, there's no way I'd accept Home and call it “reasonable”. Casual users don't have to make use of extra features of upgraded versions of the OS, but experienced users may be pained without them.
Kato-2
Looks nice didn't know Porsche made computers, it's definitely looks a no expense spared kind of machine for being thin, light and having a high powered CPU.

Ozaron
Bet it comes with W10 Home rather than Pro or Enterprise, is warm enough to fry eggs and loud enough when hot to scare your pets. But, you know, it's a Windows laptop that looks like a Macbook. Nice.

Win10 Pro/enterprise are irrelevant to anyone not in an enterprise environment with corporate overlords. It's a weird holdover from the past that people still think the business versions of Windows are somehow better, MS deliberately tackled that and unless your running an active directory server at home you have no need for those OS.

Take it you've only got one PC then? I have Pro on all mine - use remote desktop constantly.