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Porsche Design Acer Book RS with 11th gen Core i7 and GeForce MX350 now available in the U.S. for $2000 USD

Porsche Design Acer Book RS with 11th gen Intel now available in the U.S. for $1400 USD (Source: Acer)
Porsche Design Acer Book RS with 11th gen Intel now available in the U.S. for $1400 USD (Source: Acer)
What's the easiest way to boost your product into the high-end category? By associating it with fancy cars, of course. The prosumer 14-inch Acer Book RS Porsche Design comes with the Core i5-1135G7 CPU and just 8 GB of RAM for a hefty price tag of $1400 USD.

(November 19, 2020 update: We had incorrectly stated in our original that the Porsche Design Acer Book RS was a convertible laptop. The model is a standard clamshell form factor instead. Our article has been corrected.)

Originally announced in October, the Acer Book RS laptop is now shipping in the United States in Core i5-1135G7 and Core i7-1165G7 configurations. The model is notable for being one of Acer's first Intel Evo certified laptops meaning it will guarantee a laundry list of modern features like Wi-Fi 6, 11th gen CPU, Thunderbolt 4, extra speedy wake/resume times, and more.

As its name might suggest, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS is a high-end laptop designed for professionals and business users in much the same way as an HP EliteBook, Dell XPS, Asus ExpertBook, or Lenovo ThinkPad. The sleek gray design and colors are reminiscent of an Apple MacBook Pro or HP Envy 15 albeit with the added benefit of 360-degree hinges.

Though the Core i5 base option starts at $1400 USD, the $2000 Core i7 option is unique in that it's one of the few laptops this year to come equipped with both a Core i7-1165G7 CPU and discrete GeForce MX350 GPU. The Nvidia GPU renders the integrated Iris Xe almost obsolete in most cases and so many other OEMs have chosen not to include it. 

More information and specifications on the Acer Book RS Porsche Design AP714 can be found on their official product pages here.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2020) Acer America announced the Porsche Design Acer Book RS

combining advanced technologies with purist and minimalist design elements is now available at

the Acer Store starting today. The first collaboration between the two companies, the new

laptop is available in three stylish and sleek models that feature an all-metal chassis, a carbon

fiber top cover and a 14-inch Full HD IPS2

touchscreen protected by Antimicrobial Corning®

Gorilla® Glass.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Porsche Design Acer Book RS to the U.S. market to offer style-

conscious customers a premium notebook that makes a refined computing statement with the

performance to match,” said Chris Chiang, vice president – product marketing, Acer America.

“Heading into the holiday season, it makes the perfect gift for a fashion-forward loved one who

craves elegance and power.”

Iconic Design Combines with Premium Performance

Offering timeless aesthetics and excellent portability, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS features a

durable 3k carbon fiber cover and a diamond-cut CNC-machined chassis in a 2.65 lb. and 0.63-

2

inch thin and light design. The unibody hinge slightly elevates the keyboard upon opening the

notebook to improve cooling and enhance typing comfort. The 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen has a

layer of protective Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass, covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut

and features ultra-narrow bezels for an immersive 90% screen-to-body ratio. Dual copper heat

pipes keep the device cool, while the battery lasts up to 17 hours3 and can generate up to 4

hours of usage4 with a 30-minute fast charge.

Beneath its handsome exterior, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS is equipped with up to the latest

11th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7 processors for tackling a wide array of tasks. Dual-band Intel® Wi-Fi 6

(Gig+) and a wide array of ports including ThunderboltTM 4 keep customers well-connected.

The Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS includes a premium combination of accessories that

match the style and functionality of the new laptop. It consists of a mousepad, mouse, carrying

pouch and notebook sleeve. It is sold separately or bundled as part of a package.

Configurations, Pricing & Availability

The following two models are available for purchase at the Acer Store beginning today and come

with a two-year international traveler’s limited warranty.5

 The Intel Evo-verified Porsche Design Acer Book RS AP714-51T-59ZV with an Intel® CoreTM

i5-1135G7 processor (up to 4.2GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB Intel Smart Cache), 8GB on-

board LPDDR4X memory, Intel® Iris® X

e graphics and 512GB NVMe SSD, is available now

for $1,399.99.

 The Porsche Design Acer Premium Collection (AP714-51GT-76L3) with an Intel® CoreTM i7-

1165G7 processor, 16GB onboard LPDDR4X memory, Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, discrete

NVIDIA® GeForce® MX350 graphics and a 1TB NVMe SSD is bundled with the Porsche

Design Acer Travelpack RS (mouse, notebook sleeve, carrying pouch and mousepad). It’s

offered now for $1,999.99.

The model below will be available in December at Acer Store.

 The Porsche Design Acer Book RS AP714-51GT-716C with an Intel® CoreTM i7-1165G7

processor, 16GB onboard LPDDR4X memory, Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, discrete NVIDIA®

GeForce® MX350 graphics with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD will be

priced at $1,699.99.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-11-18 (Update: 2020-11-20)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.