Thursday, October 22nd 2020

Acer Announces The Porsche Design Acer Book RS Laptop

Porsche Design and Acer have entered a new partnership that fuses Porsche Design's functional design philosophy and engineering mindset with Acer's technological innovations and deep-rooted knowledge in the global computer segment. Both parties strive to deliver unique, state-of-the-art products. The first creation developed in collaboration is a high-end notebook that combines advanced technologies with purist and minimalist design elements.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS with a compact all-metal chassis packs in up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU while remaining just 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) light. Topping off the chassis is a carbon fiber cover, a distinctive touch derived from decades of motorsports designs that value carbon fiber for its lightweight strength and extreme performance. Porsche Design Acer Book RS was co-engineered with Intel and includes Intel Evo platform verified models to meet key experience targets for consistent responsiveness on battery, instant wake, real-world battery life and fast charge, making it an exceptional laptop for getting things done.
Unmistakable, Iconic Design

Following Porsche Design's design philosophy of optimizing function, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS is a statement in refined computing in which every feature serves a purpose. A 3k carbon fiber cover stands out against the device's diamond-cut CNC-machined chassis, a contrast that provides a bold flair of character while also allowing for incredible portability; the entire unit is just 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) light and 15.99 mm (0.63 in) thin. The two covers are connected by a unibody hinge that slightly elevates the keyboard upon opening the notebook, improving cooling and creating a more ergonomic typing experience. Backlit keys provide convenient typing, even at night, and the glass precision touchpad provides multi-gesture support for a more intuitive multitasking experience.

Powerful, Immersive Performance

Beneath its exterior, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS is equipped with up to the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics and optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPUs and 16 GB of RAM to ensure it is capable of seamlessly cruising through anything that comes up in a day's work. It features a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen that is covered with a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut and is accentuated by ultra-narrow bezels that allow for an immersive 90% screen-to-body ratio. Dual copper heat pipes ensure the device remains cool and the impressive battery lasts 17 hours, while also capable of generating 4 hours of usage with a 30-minute fast charge in a pinch. Dual-band Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), a full array of ports (USB-C, Thunderbolt 4 and USB3.2 Gen 2) and smart features, such as more secure fingerprint logins via Windows Hello, Modern Standby & Wake on Voice further refine the user experience.

Custom Designed Accessories

Compartmentalized and multi-functional by nature, the Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS (mousepad, mouse, carrying pouch and notebook sleeve) is an ideal companion to accompany the Porsche Design Acer Book RS. The travel pouch is made from ECCO PALERMO XA Leather, a durable material that is pleasant to the touch and glistens with a subtle shine. Magnetic clasps connect the pouch to a notebook sleeve that has been fashioned from 1680D fabric, is water repellant and perfect for protecting the notebook from the scratches and wear-and-tear inherent to an on-the-go lifestyle. In the spirit of efficiency, the notebook sleeve's detachable lid has been designed to double as a mousepad.

The Bluetooth and wireless Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS completes the travel pack. Carbon fiber is used to reinforce the left-mouse button with character, and is also utilized for the mouse's bottom cover. The strong material ensures the mouse has a long lifespan and also houses a DPI switch that enables users to quickly switch between three preset sensitivity levels.

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Pricing and Availability

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS premium package (i7 notebook, travelpack, mouse) will be available in North America starting at USD 1,999.99; in EMEA starting at EUR 2,399; and in China starting at RMB 19,999.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS will be available in North America starting at USD 1,399.99; in EMEA starting at EUR 1,799; and in China starting at RMB 14,999.

The Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS will be available in North America starting at USD 109.99; and in EMEA starting at EUR 99.

The Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS (mousepad, mouse, carrying pouch and notebook sleeve) will be available in North America starting at USD 329.99; and in EMEA starting at EUR 299.
Source: Acer
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19 Comments on Acer Announces The Porsche Design Acer Book RS Laptop

#1
W1zzard
starting at USD 1,999.99
I had to lol
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#2
Patuga
That's some crazy math. The whole package is 2399€
Laptop alone is 1799 + mouse 99 + backpack 299 -> total is 2197€
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#3
_JP_
Why does it look like a Zbook Create knock-off with a faux carbon-fiber vinyl on the top and cost as much? :wtf:
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#4
AusWolf
Turn your product into a rectangular slab of aluminium, double its price, and there you have it: Porsche Design.
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#5
silentbogo
_JP_Why does it look like a Zbook Create knock-off with a faux carbon-fiber vinyl on the top and cost as much? :wtf:
No, it's 100% Chromebook Pixel 2013 with $2 vinyl skin. I mean, it's a decent chassis, but almost a decade out-of-date. The only thing that changed is a hinge shape, and fingerprint sensor inside touchpad.
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Combining fancy cars and laptops have always worked out great for Acer in the past.
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#7
micropage7
the design looks like back into 2000
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#8
randomUser
But i see nothing which would resemble Porsche... Anyone can make "carbon" cover. The "Porsche design" words are not worth paying for.
At minimum, there had to be Porsche badge, and it should not be a paper or aluminum sticker like the ones you get by buying most of pc parts.
The mouse is horrible.
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#9
Caring1
Does Porsche even have a design team, all their cars look the same.
Cut and paste and put a different number on it.
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#10
TheLostSwede
This is a notebook for people with more money than sense.
Caring1Does Porsche even have a design team, all their cars look the same.
Cut and paste and put a different number on it.
Porsche design is not the same as the car company, as an FYI. Sure, it's a subsidiary, but they do designs for anyone that pays them.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_Design
They designed some of the worst kitchen knives ever imho.

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#11
W1zzard
randomUserBut i see nothing which would resemble Porsche
"Porsche Design" is not "Porsche". Porsche Design is a company that makes accessories and licenses out the name to make $$
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#13
Chrispy_
thesmokingmanThey put the wrong cpu in it, fail!
The right CPU is unavailable tho.
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#14
PowerPC
W1zzard"Porsche Design" is not "Porsche". Porsche Design is a company that makes accessories and licenses out the name to make $$
Saying Porsche Design is not Porsche is like saying Mickey Mouse in not Disney. Porsche owns Porsche Design as a subsidiary. I'm sure they also were involved in designing this laptop, not just licensing out the name. They design all kinds of things that fit to the "lifestyle"... of someone who drives a Porsche. Clothes, golf clubs, key chains, etc. and now laptops apparently.

It's expensive by design, just like buying a Porsche. If you complain about the price, you probably don't own a Porsche.
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#15
Tardian
In my country F.A. is not a term of endearment. Apologies to English football fans.
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#16
Totally
Looks like a Microsoft Surface with a sticker on the lid.
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#17
PowerPC
TotallyLooks like a Microsoft Surface with a sticker on the lid.
I mean, at least it says it's real carbon fiber. Unlike Dell, who actually uses stickers that look like carbon fiber on their high-end laptops...
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Caring1
TardianIn my country F.A. is not a term of endearment. Apologies to English football fans.
Indeed, just as RS is an acronym for anything trash or broken (rodent excrement).
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#19
_UV_
TheLostSwedeThey designed some of the worst kitchen knives ever imho.

beautiful trowing knifes for Mr&Mrs Smith family
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