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Your First Look At This New Laptop From Porsche Design

2-In-1 Tablet PC Designed by Porsche
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* Porsche sports car-inspired design
* 2-in-1 design allows for use as tablet or PC
* Built on top of Intel’s latest line of processors

Meet the “Book One” – Porsche Design’s as yet unreleased 2-in-1 tablet PC, which takes its style cues from the car maker’s storied history, while employing Intel’s latest generation processors. Set to ship in April, you can pre-order one now and be the first to own this buzzed-about product.

Started in 1972 by the grandson of the Ferdinand Porsche, designer of the Porsche 911, the Porsche Design Group first unveiled the Book One this past February. It was built in collaboration with Quanta Computer, Intel and Microsoft and is claimed to be the “first and only laptop to be both detachable and convertible.”

What that means is, unlike the Microsoft Surface, the Book One can stay attached to its keyboard and rotate 360 degrees on its VarioGear hinge, which was inspired by the transmission of a sports car. Or you can completely detach the 13.3” ultra high-res QHD+ screen and use it like a tablet with the included Wacom pen.

The Book One is chock full of the usual specs you’d find in a high-end laptop, like a 5-megapixel infrared front camera that lets you use Windows Hello to log in with facial recognition, in addition to a backlit keyboard, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state hard drive. All of which is housed in an anodized aluminum body that weighs just 3.5 pounds and is only 0.62” thick. Battery life is up to 14 hours, while charging times are less than two hours for a full charge.

Most importantly, the Book One’s 7th generation Intel i7-7500U processor was built to address your online video consumption needs. Whether you’re streaming 4K video or cruising 360-degree videos, the Book One should handle them with nary a hiccup. And if you’re creating videos, the i7 will help you do it a lot faster. Intel says you’ll be able to convert a one-hour 4K video in just 12 minutes.

Not only is the Book One up to spec across the board, it looks just as good. But you wouldn’t expect any less from Porsche now, would you?

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