For those of you dreaming of driving a Porsche, well we’re not here to cover that. What we are covering is the next best thing, a Porsche Design convertible laptop. You may know it as the Porsche Design Book One, that was unveiled a couple of months ago and now it got reviewed in its homeland, Germany.
This is no affordable machine, as it’s priced at 2795 euros, which converts to $3181. This device was reviewed by the Spiegel Online publication and found to be quite chic. You should know that Porsche Design is famous for making luxury watches, couture bags and even perfumes. Now they have a notebook in their own name, one that obviously is high specced and uses premium materials.
This Core i7 machine brings 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. The screen is quite generous in resolution, at 3200 x 1800 pixels and the color spectrum was very well reproduced. Two fast USB Type-C ports have been included, as well as two USB 3.0 ones. The case of the laptop is made of metal, with premium finishing and it’s a hefty machine, at 1.6 kilograms.
The keyboard was said to be “spongy” and offered a soft touch feel. Sadly the keyboard lighting was uneven, for some reason, but at least it could be adjusted in 4 steps. Aside from being a good laptop, this is also a good tablet, with a hinge that rotates at 360 degrees. This convertible also comes with a special BOOK One Pen by Wacom, increasing productivity and offering 4096 levels of pressure.
The 13.3 inch Quad HD screen part can be taken apart from the keyboard base and thus this model becomes a tablet. This feels like a Surface Pro rival, with an extra on the luxury side.