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