Acer vrooms ahead with the Porsche Design Acer Book RS featuring Intel Tiger Lake and a not-so-exorbitant price tag
Acer has collaborated with Porsche Design to unveil the Acer Book RS — a 1.25 kg laptop that focuses on design as much as on performance. The Acer Book RS Porsche Design features a chic minimalist design that is interestingly priced well for the luxury on offer.
The Acer Book RS sports a diamond-cut CNC-milled 3K carbon fiber lid creating a contrast with the inner silver-colored housing. The display is connected to the base with a unibody hinge, which allows a slight elevation for the keyboard when opened to allow for a more comfortable typing experience. The Porsche Design Acer Book RS features a 14-inch IPS display with 100% sRGB color gamut coverage and a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Acer is using an antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass coating for the display.
Premium design apart, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS also sports pretty capable internals. The laptop is powered by the Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake Core i7 processor cooled by dual-copper heat pipes along with 16 GB RAM and an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX350 discrete graphics. The Acer Book RS is also Intel Evo-certified, which means that it is guaranteed to offer instant resume from standby, Wake-on-Voice, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6, and a long battery life. Acer claims 15 hours of battery life with the included 56 WHr cell, and it can be topped-up to offer four hours of run time with just a 30-min charge. Other connectivity options include a HDMI-out port, 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.
Acer is also offering Porsche Design accessories to complement the Book RS. The premium Porsche Design accessory set includes a mouse, mouse pad, and a travel bag. The travel bag is made of a shiny water-repellant ECCO Palermo XA leather and uses magnetic closures made of 1680D polyester for added protection. The Porsche Design Mouse RS is a wireless Bluetooth device with adjustable DPI and carbon fiber on the left mouse button and at the bottom.
The Porsche Design Acer Book RS will be available from December 2020 starting from €1,799. A premium Porsche Design set comprised of the Acer Book RS, Travel Pack RS accessory kit, and Acer Mouse RS will also be made available starting at €2,399. Buyers can also purchase the Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS separately for €99.
Acer Press Release