Tuesday, May 18

put everything in the design

Acer has teamed up with the Porsche Design brand to create a new high-end PC.

In the tech sector, we already know the Porsche Design brand for its participation in the design of several devices, including certain Huawei smartphones. This firm, which is majority owned by the famous car brand, aims to be a brand associated with high-end products at each of its associations. This time it is Acer who unveils a laptop PC under the name Porsche Design Acer Book RS. Let’s see what it is all about.

An ultraportable at 1.2 kg

As we understood, the most important point of this PC to differentiate itself is in its design. It offers an all-metal chassis with a carbon fiber coating, probably to recall the features of the automobile brand. If we stay in the classic form of a computer, we can note that the shape of the edges and the base of the case without rounding, to give a more solid appearance to the whole.

In the brand’s press release, we can read that the Book RS weighs 1.2 kg for 15.99 mm of thickness. Without breaking a record, it’s light enough for an ultraportable.

Intel Evo platform with Core 11th gen

For the rest, we are dealing with a fairly classic ultraportable at the end of 2020. The Book RS integrates an Intel Core i7 processor “up to the 11th generation” (which seems to indicate that models with old processors could exist) supported by an Intel Xe graphics chip, and 16 GB of RAM. Acer also offers an optional Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU.

All of this will power a 14-inch IPS Full HD screen covering 100% of the sRGB range. On this price range, we would have liked to see Acer offer a little more, with perhaps an OLED panel or capable of displaying DCI-P3. On the images, we can note the presence of an HDMI port, two USB-A 3.0 ports, and a Thunderbolt 4 port. A dual-band Wi-Fi 6 connection completes the experience.

From 1800 euros

The PC will be available from December for a price starting at 1799 euros. It will fly to 2399 euros for the premium pack including a travel bag, a mouse and a fairly swift configuration with an Intel Core i7 chip. Sticking the label of a prestigious brand on a PC comes at a price.

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