Porsche Design unveiled its Book One at Mobile World Congress this
week, and it took me by surprise. At first glimpse it looks very
similar to Microsoft’s Surface Book, and side-by-side there are
obvious similarities, but I got a chance to spend some more time
with the Book One and discover exactly how it blows past
Microsoft’s own design.
Porsche Design has teamed up with Quanta, Intel, and even
Microsoft to produce the Book One. It’s an ambitious effort to
move from phones and headphones straight into computers, and it’s
going to be the first of many computing devices with the German
sports cars’ famous brand name. Inside the Book One is a 13.3-inch
QHD display, with Intel’s latest 7th generation Core i7 processor,
16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. Porsche Design is only
producing one model with top specs, and it’s planning to make it
available in April priced at $2,495. That’s a lot of money for
even a premium Windows laptop, but you’re really paying the cash
for the design and the hinge.
Seems like a much more elegant hinge design than the Surface Book.