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Acer Unveils New Porsche-Designed Laptop

by : Hannah Smith on : 21 Oct 2020 16:37
Acer Unveils New Porsche-Designed LaptopAcer

Acer has unveiled a whole host of products at its [email protected] conference, but there’s one particularly eye-catching surprise launch that’s turning heads.

The company have teamed up with Porsche to design a sleek new laptop that’s set to go on sale later this year.

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The Porsche Design Acer Book RS boasts all the minimalistic style and class you’d expect from the German car company. The diamond-cut metal body features a carbon fibre lid in a nod to its auto background – and the whole thing weighs just 1.2 kilograms.

Looking under the hood – or keyboard – it’s got some solid quality specs too. The Intel Evo-certified laptop runs an eleventh-generation Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, and features a dedicated Nvidia GPU with 8GB of memory to boot.

It’s also got a 14-inch touch display, a fingerprint scanner and support for Thunderbolt 4 and WiFi 6. And in another smart touch, Acer has incorporated a practical hinge to elevate the laptop for better airflow. Acer says the laptop should give users up to 17 hours of battery life on one charge.

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The Porsche Design team have teamed up with a select few tech brands on other products before, including a series of limited edition Huawei Mate 30 phones. The company even launched its own Surface Pro-style notebook, the Porsche Design Book One, a few years ago. The launches have typically been wildly expensive – the Design Book sold for $2,500 – so it’s refreshing to see Acer’s laptop come with a price tag that’s not too outrageous, costing $1,400.

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For an extra $600, you can also kit the laptop out with a Porsche Design Acer Travelpack, featuring a water-repellent leather carry-case and a wireless bluetooth mouse – with carbon fibre buttons, obviously.

As well as the Porsche collab, [email protected] also showcased three new TravelMate business laptops and new premium offerings for aimed at content creators. The Concept D7 and Concept D7 Pro laptops feature 4K displays and the highest-spec Nvidia graphics cards, and will retail for $3,299 and $3,499 respectively.

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The new range is expected to launch some time in December.

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