Crossover tech-heads will rejoice once they hear about this one. Along with their BMW espresso maker, their 80-inch Corvette LED TV, and their Mercedes-Benz umbrella, they will now add a Porsche laptop computer laptop to their assortment. Actually.
The German automaker’s offshoot design firm, Porsche Design, has been working with Microsoft, Intel, and Quanta Pc to place out its first laptop, a laptop computer that may be very Apple-esque. Who may flip down a laptop computer that has a hinge design impressed by a Porsche transmission?
The Porsche Design Book One is just like the offspring of a MacBook Professional and Microsoft Floor Professional. With a smooth, matte, milled aluminum housing and quick specs — an Intel i7 Three.5GHz processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD — this machine ought to allow you to run all of the Adobe merchandise you want within the subject with out an excessive amount of fuss. The 5 MP front-facing digicam may even use biometrics to login. I want it may have extra RAM, however 16 GB must be ample for many duties. The 13.Three-inch high-resolution display screen is sweet, however I’m stunned they didn’t go middle-of-the-road and make a 15 inch model.
I’ve been a Mac person since 2005 and haven’t seemed again. If this factor may run OS X as an alternative of simply Home windows 10 Professional, it might most likely be my subsequent laptop computer. However, I’ll give credit score the place it’s due. I admire that as an alternative of switching to solely USB-C ports like within the new MacBook Professional, this laptop takes it extra slowly, giving two USB-C ports, but additionally two USB Three.zero ports and one USB Three.1 Kind-C/Thunderbolt Three port. That makes for a better transition to the brand new tech and wouldn’t power me to purchase all new peripherals or at all times be utilizing/shedding/discovering adapters. It additionally boasts a 14 hour battery life on a lower than two hour cost.
The choices for enter are additionally nice. I want my MacBook Professional had a contact show and removable keyboard, in addition to a built-in Wacom stylus, although I guess if Apple had designed it, the stylus wouldn’t simply be sticking onto the facet of the laptop computer with a magnet. The pill performance is one thing that Apple has deemed solely essential to the iPad, however I want I may have each in a single machine.
When it is obtainable in April at $2,495, it received’t be low cost, however a maxed out MBP can be that a lot anyway. Now, to discover a technique to “hackintosh” it…
P.S., The Mercedes umbrella actually exists.
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[by way of DPReview]