Porsche Design's Book One, a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible that bears a striking resemblance to the Surface Book, is now up for pre-order (opens in new tab) at the UK Microsoft Store (via Neowin). And if Windows 10 notebooks injected with a bit of racing DNA are your thing, then this one should be right up your alley.
First introduced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, the Book One packs some unique flourishes not found on Microsoft's Book. In particular, the Book One's screen can not only be detached and used as a tablet, but it can be rotated 360-degrees into a number of different configurations when attached to the hinge.
As for specs, the Book One is powered by much of what you'd expect in a high-end notebook. Inside, you'll find an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. The display is a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200x1800) IPS panel, and the device comes with a pen developed by Wacom.
All of that will cost you a decent chunk of change, however; the Book One is listed at £2,395. You can pre-order now, and Microsoft expects shipments to begin on April 27.
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Wow!! That a lot of cheddar!!
Wow, the cheapest Porsche yet!
I like it, i can't afford it! Story of my life
I wonder if the flat edged design of the stylus is better than rounded like most others? It looks pretty good, overall. No tapered edges like so many others, looks really good.
Will WC be doing a review and/or comparison to the SB?
After seeing that particular picture on this article, I have to say that I like my Surface Book a lot more (design wise)... I saw the videos and previews of MWC but I hadn't noticed that the Tablet portion has an asymetrical top-bottom... the squarish bottom part does not look good by itself, in my opinion... However I do like the fact that the headphone jack is located a the bottom... with my BT headphones failing I've been going back to wired and the upper location on the Book sucks... As for the gap in my Book, well I do like it, it is different and it allows for better cooling if you are using it closed with external hardware... however I do worry about flexing overtime, as has been published by other reviewers. I think the Porsche device is good, but if it doesn't have dGPU or even an Iris option, it really can't compete with the Surface Book's main audience.
beautiful device. But I would rather the surface book performance.
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