Porsche De­sign Book One

US$2,495 ($3,335), porsche-de­sign.com

Australian T3 - - HYPE -

That’s a bit much for a lap­top, isn’t it?

This isn’t any old lap­top, pal. The Porsche De­sign Book One pulls dou­ble duty, of­fer­ing you the power of a high per­for­mance lap­top with the con­ve­nience of a de­tach­able, light­weight tablet com­plete with 13.3 inch, multi-touch QHD+ IPS dis­play.

Dou­ble bub­ble! I like the swish de­sign, too.

Us too. The Book One’s clean lines, brushed alu­minium sur­faces and pol­ished edges are rem­i­nis­cent of Porsche’s top-end mo­tors, while its funky stain­less steel Var­i­oGear hinge was di­rectly in­spired by a sports car gear­box and de­liv­ers al­most lim­it­less an­gle op­tions.

What’s lurk­ing un­der the bon­net, then?

Whether you’re gam­ing, stream­ing or work­ing, the In­tel 7th Gen Core i7 pro­ces­sor, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM take care of busi­ness. Con­cerned about power? No need, as two lithium-poly­mer bat­ter­ies can with­stand up to 14 hours of abuse and fully recharge in less than two hours. There are also am­ple con­nec­tions for your ac­ces­sories, in­clud­ing sin­gle USB Type-C 3.1 and In­tel Thun­der­bolt ports, as well as a pair of USB-A 3.0 ports.

Se­cu­rity’s im­por­tant to me. What can it do in this area?

If you’re se­cu­rity-con­scious, a 5MP in­frared cam­era and Win­dows Hello mean you can log into your pri­vate area us­ing fa­cial recog­ni­tion tech.

Awe­some. When can I get one?

The Porsche De­sign Book One is avail­able for pre-or­der now.

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